FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What grades will Omaha Virtual School serve?
We are currently enrolling for grades K–8 for the 2016–2017 school year. We will add a grade each year, starting with 9th grade in the 2017–2018 school year.
Will you provide transportation?
Parents and guardians are responsible for transporting their child/children to and from the DoSpace one day each week, and for additional instruction times as needed.
Do students wear uniforms?
No. Our students do not wear uniforms. Please see the dress code within the student handbook.
What electives do you offer?
We currently offer Intro to Computer Programming, Virtual Design and Innovation and Physical Education.
What are your attendance requirements?
Students must attend classes at the DoSpace for a minimum of three and a half hours one day per week for full-time students, or two hours one day per week for part-time students, as scheduled. Class times may be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays.
Are there tuition costs?
Omaha Virtual School is tuition free and receives the same state and federal funds that support students in conventional public schools and will be supplemented, initially by additional resources.
Who may attend?
Omaha Virtual School is open to all K–9th graders who previously attended homeschool or private school and who are not currently enrolled in Omaha Public schools, as well as students outside of the Omaha Public School District who are able to meet the attendance requirements. Part-time attendance is an option.
How does Omaha Virtual School differ from a more traditional public school?
- Personalized Education: Our school model allows students to progress at their own pace with a mastery based approached to every lesson.
- Flexibility: Students have flexibility in how they learn throughout the day.
- Blended Learning: Our program combines online learning and direct instruction.
- Safe Learning Environment: Our small class sizes and the ability for students to learn at their own pace helps to build self-confidence in students.
- Developmental Design: This will be used to meet the social and academic needs of our students to create a supportive learning community.