Berkley Schools Virtual Learning: 2022-23 School Year

For the 2021-23 school year, Berkley Schools will offer one option for virtual learning for all children, in addition to the in-person learning option, grades TK-12: Oakland Schools VLAC.

VLAC requires a full-year commitment.

If you have any questions about the Virtual Learning option, please contact the  MISTAR Help Desk.

Oakland Schools Virtual Learning Academy Consortium

The Virtual Learning Academy Consortium (VLAC) is a high-quality, home-based virtual learning opportunity for students in Kindergarten-12th grade. The program is a public school option for parents (and other caregivers) preferring a flexible, home-based environment and who are willing to guide their child's learning. Parents, students and staff in the VLAC program work together to keep students engaged and excited about learning.

Berkley Schools has been a member of VLAC for a number of years.

The VLAC program has a comprehensive website for parents/guardians to explore.

Visit the VLAC Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.

VLAC provides students and families with certain technology equipment and internet access to be used for completion of VLAC course-related work and to communicate with program staff. VLAC will also provide printed materials for students.

Parent (and other caregivers) participation is vital to student success in the program. To be successful, home schooling requires a five-day-a-week schedule similar to the time spent in a traditional classroom. It is recommended that you dedicate an average of five hours per day of your home school schedule to working with your child.

Virtual Learning Academy Consortium (VLAC) features the two curriculums that are both high-quality, research-based, standards-aligned programs of study designed to prepare your child for success in school and in life. The two curriculum options are Calvert and Lincoln.

Visit the VLAC Curriculum webpage for more details.