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Maryland Virtual Learning Opportunities

The Office of Educational Options supports schools by providinghigh quality learning options for students to access middle and high school online course outside of current school offerings, schedules and locations.   

Credit toward a Maryland high school diploma can only be awarded for MSDE-approved online courses (COMAR 13A.03.02.05D (1). An online course is one that is provided by internet and other technologies in which 80% or more of instruction is conducted online with the teacher and student separated by distance or time or both and in which two-way communication between the teacher and student is required. 

BCPS students can access online courses to: 

  • Earn high school credits

  • Expand their range of courses and opportunities 

  • Accommodate schedules that prevent them from taking a course when it is offered 

While enrolled in MVLO students: 

  • Interact with the teacher, classmates, and instructional materials through online course tools such as e-mail, messaging, telephone, discussions, and webinars. 

  • Work independently through learning activities and seek help from the online teacher when needed.

  • Complete work by a scheduled time.

  • Meet with their school-based coach at least once a week to review progress, access additional resources, communicate with the online teacher, and submit assignments. 

  • Will receive interim and quarterly progress grades of “S” satisfactory or “U” unsatisfactory. 

  • Will receive a final grade determined by the online teacher upon completion of all course requirements 

The following online courses are available to BCPS students during the 2017-18 school year. 

AP Art History  
AP Biology  
AP Calculus AB  
AP Calculus BC  
AP Chemistry  
AP Computer Science A  
AP English Language and Comp  
AP English Literature and Comp  
AP Environmental Science  
AP French Language and Culture  
AP Human Geography  
AP Macroeconomics  
AP Microeconomics
AP Psychology  
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Statistics  
AP US Government and Politics  
AP US History  
AP World History 
Chinese 3 
French 3 
French 4 
German 3 
Spanish 3 
Spanish 4 

Other courses may be available by special request.          

Please contact your school counselor for enrollment information.