What is Mount Vernon Virtual Learning?
Mount Vernon Virtual Learning (MVVL) is a flexible, fully remote K-12 option for students and families. MVVL may be a good fit for students who respond well to independent, self-paced learning or families who have concerns about returning to in-person instruction during COVID.
Students enrolled in MVVL have access to MVSD supports and resources. MVVL students, like all Mount Vernon students, will be issued a Chromebook. MVVL students will also continue to have access to extracurricular activities, clubs, and athletics.
About Our Partner
In creating MVVL we decided to partner with Spokane Virtual Learning (SVL). SVL is the largest public online provider in Washington state and has the highest pass and completion rates of all state-approved online programs. SVL partners with over 35 school districts throughout Washington state to offer online learning.
About the Program
Elementary students will meet with their teachers once a week either individually or in small groups. All of the instruction is asynchronous with students working independently on a flexible schedule.
Secondary students will engage with their teachers during office hours. All of the instruction is asynchronous with students working independently on a flexible schedule.
Students will also have access to Virtual Support Labs. A schedule of Virtual Support Lab times for elementary and secondary students will be provided by MVVL along with additional drop in options provided through SVL.
In addition to weekly meetings and/or office hours, and Virtual Support Labs, students and families are encouraged to connect with their teacher(s) to schedule additional support time as needed. MVVL students and families will also have access to a local Student Support Specialist who will be responsible for your Written Student Learning Plan and is available to provide support.
Please review our MVVL Course Offerings document to see classes available during the coming school year. For more robust descriptions of the courses, please visit the Secondary Course Catalog provided through SVL.
Please review the MVVL Calendar for key dates including the first and last day of school, holidays, and weekly and monthly progress reporting.
Registration for MVVL will begin August 1st for Fall 2021 and will close September 10th.
It will be necessary to complete New Student Online Enrollment if you are new to MVSD.
Once enrolled in MVSD, to register for MVVL, please contact Cynthia Aguirre at 360-428-6236 or email@example.com.
Finalizing Registration - Written Student Learning Plan
To finalize a student registration, it is necessary to complete a Written Student Learning Plan (WSLP). Once a student and family complete the registration steps above, you will be scheduled to complete a WSLP via Zoom or Phone. Prior to signing a WSLP, the materials below must be reviewed.
- Mount Vernon Virtual Learning Student and Family Handbook: English, Spanish, Russian
- Student Acceptable Use Policy for Technology: English, Spanish, Russian
- Student Expectations: English, Spanish, Russian
- Sample WSLP & Alternative Learning Experience Statement of Understanding: English, Spanish, Russian
Students will need to log into Blackboard to access their MVVL Classes.
If there are any questions regarding your Blackboard login, please email BlackboardHelp@spokaneschools.org.
If you have additional questions please contact the MVVL Student Support Specialist Cara Bryant at (360)428-6215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Teaching and Learning Secretary Cynthia Aguirre at 360-428-6236 or email@example.com.