Virtual Academy - More information & Registration

Information & Understandings about GFPS Virtual Academy
Please read this information before clicking on the registration button at the bottom. If there are any questions, please return to the main page or ask before registering.

Virtual Academy runs from June 6 until July 30, 2022. Courses may require face-to-face sessions and all courses will require the district assessment to be taken IN PERSON. Students who will be gone for extended periods during the course timeline should NOT register unless they have consistent Internet access and the ability to work on the course daily during the absence.

We want EVERY student to be successful. Students should look over the list below and be sure most items are true for them. The more items that are true, the better your chances of being successful in an online class.


  • I like to work independently.
  • I will be able to log on to the Internet and do work at LEAST five days a week through June and July.
  • I have TIME to work for 3-4 hours on the computer nearly daily through June and July.
  • I have easy access to an Internet-connected computer.
  • I am a good reader.
  • I am a good writer.
  • I like working on the computer.
  • I like online discussion.
  • I understand how to upload and download items and save and then find them on my computer.
  • I am not afraid to ask for help through email or class discussion.
  • I am good at researching topics on the computer.
  • I understand copyright and plagiarism issues.
  • I am able to come into one of the schools for face-to-face help if I need it.

HEALTH & PE NOTES:
  • Health and PE are required courses for freshmen (Health 1-2 and PE 1-2) and sophomores (Health 3-4 and PE 3-4).
  • Due to the way Health and PE are scheduled (on an every-other-day rotation), students taking the courses in the summer MUST take BOTH Health and PE.
  • As with all courses, Health and PE have limited enrollment numbers due to the number of students one teacher can teach at a time. It is recommended that registration and payment be done early as the seats will fill in 10-15 minutes from the start of registration. HPE courses always fill and have a waiting list. Because of this, all HPE fees must be paid within 48 hours of registration to secure a place in the class.
  • Once those classes are full, students are welcome to put their names on the waiting list in case of cancellations.
 
HYBRID COURSES:
  • Art Workshop will be taught as a hybrid course. While much of the work will be done at home, the teacher will meet with students in person a number of times to facilitate demonstrations and hands on work. Art Workshop has an additional $25 fee for materials which will be collected with registration fees. Students will be afforded flexibility for vacation schedules. Please contact the teacher prior to registration to answer any questions you may have.

SAVE THE DATE – ORIENTATION SESSIONS
The mandatory orientation sessions, both starting in the CMR auditorium, will familiarize students with the computer-based course format. They will also meet with their course-specific instructors for vital information and practice working in the online environment and within their specific virtual classrooms.  Students must plan to attend ONE of the two sessions:

Tuesday, May 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. OR Thursday, June 2 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

PAYMENT METHODS
All payment methods are listed here. Most courses must be paid in full by the registration deadline of June 3, 2022 (Exception: HPE courses always fill and have a waiting list. Because of this, all HPE fees must be paid within 48 hours of registration to secure a place in the class.) In order to pay at one of the high school finance offices or by mail, this form must be filled out.
 
PARENT UNDERSTANDINGS
Clicking the button below verifies that the parent understands:
  • I/we understand that success or failure of an online course, as any course, is recorded on a student’s transcript and figures into his or her cumulative GPA.
  • I/we understand that cancelling this registration can be done by emailing Beckie Frisbee (beckie_frisbee@gfps.k12.mt.us)
    • Cancelling by midnight on June 6, 2022 will result in a full refund with no grade penalty. 
    • Cancellations from June 7, 2022  through June 10, 2022 will result in a half-refund and no grade penalty. 
    • Dropping any course after June 10, 2022 will result in an F on the student's transcript and fees will not be refunded. 

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