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Virtual School Status

Virtual School Status: School Directory Public Portal


This data element records the type of virtual instruction offered by a school, if any. The value of this data element describes how a school offers virtual instruction. Virtual instruction means that students and teachers are separated by time and/or location, and interact by way of computers and/or telecommunications technologies.

USES: This data element is part of the School Directory, used to provide detailed information about schools in Wisconsin.

Submitted Response Description
Exclusively Virtual All instruction offered by the school is virtual. This does not exclude students and teachers meeting in person for field trips, school-sponsored social events or assessment purposes. All students receive all instruction virtually.
Primarily Virtual The school’s major purpose is to provide virtual instruction to students, but some traditional classroom instruction is also provided. Most students receive all instruction virtually.
Primarily Classroom (Supplementary Virtual) Instruction is directed by teachers in a traditional classroom setting; virtual instruction supplements face-to-face instruction by teachers. Students vary in the extent to which their instruction is virtual.
No virtual instruction The school does not offer any virtual instruction. No students receive any virtual instruction.


FAQs, Details, and Points to Note


  1. Virtual options can be offered by public schools and private schools.  
  2. Virtual learning can be a full-time schooling option, or it can be a part of a student's school day. Visit the DPI's Online and Blended Learning webpage to learn more.
  3. Some public schools that provide virtual instruction are virtual charter schools.
    1. Visit the Parental Educational Options (PEO) webpage on Currently Operating Charter Schools to find a listing of Virtual Charter Schools. 
    2. For more detailed information about what a Virtual Charter School is, visit the PEO Virtual Charter Schools webpage.


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