Families who are considering online school often have a lot of questions. They wonder things like: How does an online school work? How will my Kindergarten student learn to read? How much social interaction will my high-schooler have? Can my special needs child attend school online? We have answers to those questions and more! Please read the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the programs that interest you. If you have additional questions, the VCS staff will be happy to help you.

Our Mission

VCS Ohio’s mission is to make a difference in the life of a student.

Our Vision

VCS Ohio’s vision is to become a world-class educational organization.

Our Mascot

VCS Ohio’s mascot is a wolf. It was chosen carefully as a symbol of the characteristics valued by VCS Ohio, such as strength, intelligence and teamwork.“For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.” – Rudyard Kipling

The Basics

At Virtual Community School of Ohio (VCS), students can learn online from the safety and comfort of their own homes. Students are not bound to a physical classroom or clock. They have the flexibility to work anywhere and at their own pace. Classes are available 24/7!

​”What surprised me the most was how easy everything is.  They get to their assignments, they’re able to ask the teachers questions or set up times to meet.  My favorite part about VCS is the teachers are very nice.  They stay in contact and let you know if [your student] starts to fall behind.”  –VCS Parent, 2016
Virtual Community School of Ohio is a leader in online education, recently earning the highest rating of K-12 online schools in Ohio.  We have certified teachers and an engaging, award-winning curriculum, but it’s our commitment to helping each child reach their potential that drives our passion!  ​ Parents can feel confident in our commitment to offer their child a solid foundation for their education.

Top 5 Reasons to Join Our Pack

  1. Highly Qualified teachers with years of online teaching experience
  2. Media-rich curriculum which engages our diverse learners
  3. College Credit Plus enrollment options
  4. Personalized instruction provided through one-on-one and group sessions
  5. Safe Environment – your home!
Members support, promote, and protect one another in a community.  We may be virtual in nature, but our goal is to offer those same community benefits to both our students and our teachers.  Supporting these ideals is what will truly enable us to fulfill our mission.  Let your student soar to new heights with flexible, 24/7 courses and awesome academic support.
When I thought about switching to an online school, I was scared and wondering if I could do it.  My goal was to graduate early.  The teachers were so helpful and never gave up on me!  They took the time to help me that my other school didn’t.”  –VCS Graduate, 2014

A Message From Our Superintendent

Welcome to our new website!

You’ll see some great information including news on our students’ successes, information on events and contests, updates on our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) activities and even a place for our past graduates to connect with us. Now more than ever, we want our image and legacy to be what our name suggests, Community!

Members support, promote and protect one another in a community. We may be virtual in nature, but our goal is to offer those same community benefits to both our students and our teachers. Supporting these ideals is what will truly enable us to fulfill our mission of ‘making a difference in the life of a student.’

We are excited and proud of the progress our school has made over the past 15 years. We moved to a more-rigorous curriculum, changed our technology deployment and support structure, upgraded our Student Services Center, enhanced our enrollment department and grew our part-time enrollment and digital academy installations across the state… All great things.

Our teachers also improved in their ability to reach-out, inspire and engage students in the learning process. When surveyed, over 95% of our parents and students gave our teachers top marks in class and course organization, responsiveness, providing clear and meaningful feedback, and trying multiple ways to reach-out and answer questions or clarify material. Thank you, VCS instructors, for challenging yourselves and going the extra mile for our students!

However, it’s our students’ performance we are most proud of. VCS students in grades 3-11 who regularly engaged with their teachers and in the curriculum achieved an 80% and higher passage rate on their state standardized tests! We have partnerships with colleges and universities around the state that enable our students to take college classes and earn college credits for free during their time with VCS Ohio. I’m very proud of our students who are taking advantage of this great opportunity. Many of them are off now pursuing post-secondary opportunities. We wish them the very best of luck!

Our school is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our students. We expect another great year and will be working hard to build the kind of educational environment in which all of our students can be successful.

Let’s make this a GREAT school year!

History of VCS Ohio

Virtual Community School of Ohio was established in 2001 and serves students in grades K-12 all over the state of Ohio. VCS Ohio is a community school sponsored by Reynoldsburg City Schools with the purpose of providing an innovative educational option.
At VCS Ohio, our staff, students, sponsor, and parents are working together to ensure that each student’s educational experience is challenging, rewarding, and successful. Our commitment to quality and excellence will propel us toward our vision of becoming a world-class educational organization.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

It is the policy of Virtual Community School of Ohio to provide equal opportunities in all its educational programs and operations and in all areas of employment practice. VCS works to ensure that there shall be no discrimination against any employee, applicant, or student on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, sex, national origin, or ancestry. Virtual Community School of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

VCS Ohio does not discriminate on the basis of disability in violation of Section 504 & Title II with respect to admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. If you have any questions on this matter, please contact Ms. Donna Baker, Director of Special Education at donna.baker@vcslearn.org, 614-501-2036 or in person at 304 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg OH, 43068.

VCS Ohio's Child Find Statement

In accordance with federal law, Virtual Community School of Ohio assumes responsibility for the location, identification, and evaluation of all school age children age 6 through age 21 who are enrolled with the district and who require special education and related services.
The District has a child identification process that includes the location, identification, and evaluation of a child suspected of having a disability. Virtual Community School of Ohio coordinates the child identification process. The department and its staff use a variety of community resources and systematic activities to identify children requiring special services.