WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!!!
Leeds City Schools (LCS) is very excited to formally launch the LCS VIRTUAL ACADEMY for students in grades 6-12. Our new academy offers high-quality, individualized learning, exemplary instruction, and regular interaction with caring online instructors. Student enrollment is available for students zoned to attend LCS.
The submission deadline is July 29, 2021.
Download and complete your Virtual Academy application. All completed applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at Leeds High School.
Student Eligibility Criteria:
Students who meet the following requirements are eligible to participate in the LCS Virtual Academy education program:
Complete the LCS Virtual Academy Application Form
Reside in the city limits of Leeds, Alabama
Must meet all the requirements for enrollment into Leeds City Schools.
Residency Verification (Yearly School Enrollment Process)
Mortgage Statement, Leasing Agreement, or Property Tax Notice
2 Utility Bills (electricity/power, gas, or water ONLY; No landline, cell phone, cable, or driver’s license will be accepted).
Must enroll within the first 10 days of each semester and adhere to all other eligibility standards.
Must be on track for current grade level and/or graduation.
Must participate in a required district-defined virtual education orientation.
Maintain consistent, daily access to the Internet (minimum 1.5 Mbps).
Have access to a personally owned compatible computer/device or an LCS-provided Chromebook computer (fee required).
Must comply, sign, and submit a Technology Acceptable Use Policy and Academic Integrity Agreement Acknowledgement Form.
Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher; only with extenuating and extreme circumstances; with approval from the Virtual School Review Team, will a student with a lower GPA be allowed to enroll in the virtual school program.
Adhere and maintain LCS Virtual Academy’s daily school attendance guidelines and policies or other attendance alternatives guidelines determined by the Virtual School Administrator and Virtual School Review Team.
Maintain appropriate course progression as measured by the completion of weekly assignments, quizzes, and tests.
Remain in good standing as a student of the Leeds City Schools Virtual Academy.
The Virtual School Review Team will determine any other alternative criteria.
PLEASE NOTE - This is a full-time virtual learning option and is different from the remote instruction that took place in all Leeds City Schools during the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19. Virtual students will not be eligible for LHS Top Ten or Honors Recognition. See the LCS Virtual Academy Student Handbook for more details.
All LHS students will be required to participate in summer reading. Click on the link below to find the summer reading assignment for your particular grade level.
Summer 2021 Summer Reading Books
English 12 AP How to Read Lit Like a Professor by Thomas Foster and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
English 12 Their Eyes Were Watching God OR Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom OR The Last Lecture
Language 11 AP Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs and When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
English 11 The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
English 10th Grade Pre-AP Warrior’s Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals
English 10 Five People You Meet In Heaven Mitch Albom
English 9th Grade Pre-AP To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
English 9 Lord of the Flies by William Golding