About the K-12 Virtual Program:
BLVS opened in 1998 as the first virtual program in Kansas. Our courses are all designed and taught by Basehor-Linwood School District certified teachers and the program is fully accredited by the state of Kansas. Our program is for current Kindergarten through 12th-grade students who are looking for an alternative education option from an accredited program.
None. Our program is completely free to Kansas residents.
We believe that parental interest and involvement is key to the student's success. Before enrolling your student in Basehor-Linwood Virtual School it is very important that you read and have a thorough understanding of all requirements and expectations. We strongly encourage parents to support their students in their studies, keep informed of their progress, and help them stay on top of their work. Parents are provided access to up-to-date information about their student's progress via the Canvas Parent Portal and App and through regular communication from the BLVS staff.
Basehor-Linwood Virtual School has certain requirements that all students fulfill to maintain enrollment. It is important to communicate with us if you are having any difficulties meeting these expectations. The academic progress of our students will be monitored on a weekly basis. To see a complete listing of these requirements check the student handbook, pages 8-10. The student handbook can be found on the right side panel.
Students have 11 months to complete 1,116 hours of school. ALL students, except students in Kindergarten, must document 1,116 of learning time during the academic year as mandated by the Kansas State Department of Education. This means that a student is expected to engage in learning time for approximately 6 hours per day, 5 days per week, for the 36-38 weeks during the regular school year. This is an important, ongoing requirement for BLVS.
Academic Support Services:
BLVS students have access to 40+ licensed professionals (teachers, administrators, counselors) who provide instructional and assessment support for all courses. Students and parents have access to monitor progress and grades through Canvas and the ability to communicate with the BLVS staff through the student's BLVS Google e-mail accounts.
BLVS students also connect with USD 458's Basehor-Linwood Care Cat program to provide tutoring and academic assistance to our students.
Textbooks are processed, exchanged and purchased in time for school to begin in August. Our office staff will assist parents with accessing teacher editions as available. It is the student's/parent's responsibility to maintain proper use of all leased materials and textbooks. Upon termination of enrollment, you are responsible for returning all materials and textbooks within 30 days, or the collection process will be turned over to a State Collection Service.
Special Education Services:
If your student has an existing Special Education Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan please visit with the director. The Tonganoxie Basehor-Linwood Special Education Cooperative provides special education services to our students. Placement in our virtual school will be determined by the IEP team. After applying to our virtual school the IEP team will meet with the student and his/her family to determine if the virtual environment is an appropriate placement for the student. If deemed appropriate, the IEP team will also identify the services, modifications, and accommodations that the student should receive. All services will be provided virtually, as reasonably possible. Those services that cannot be provided virtually will be made available within the district that sponsors our school or contracted with your local school district.
Please refer to the 17-18 Student Handbook listed to the right for additional information.