Virtual Academic Academy


SCH believes every student is entitled to and should be provided with challenging educational experiences and opportunities to ensure full and meaningful participation in a global, diverse technology-oriented society. 

This belief allows the Virtual Academic Academy (VAA) to serve a diverse academic student population. The purpose of the VAA is to provide a quality, personalized learning curriculum for independent scholars who can master academic standards through a virtual learning option. VAA is a synchronous, five-day-a-week program. Applications are closed until December 2021. 

Successful scholars in this program are:

  • Independent learners.
  • Organized.
  • Self-disciplined.
  • Communicative.
  • Prepared.
  • Encouraged and motivated from family and/or parents.

Students in this program have:

  • Control over learning space.
  • The ability to work at their own pace, suitable to their learning style.
  • More one-on-one attention from teachers and staff.
  • A personalized learning experienced, tailored to fit their needs.
  • The scholar must be in grades 3-10 for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • The scholar must be a current School City of Hammond student.
  • The secondary scholar must have a 3.0 GPA from the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year and/or the elementary scholar has an M or P in Math and Reading from the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year.
  • The scholar must have a 95% attendance (fewer than nine days of missed classes) for the previous academic school year.
  • Students who receive special education services can only be placed in the Virtual Academy through a case conference process.