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Maryland Virtual Learning Opportunities

The Office of Educational Options supports schools by providing high quality learning options for students to access 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 2018-2019 school year: 

AP Art History
AP Biology
AP Calculus
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 2
Chinese 3
French 3
French 4
German 2
German 3
Japanese 1
Japanese 2
Latin 2
Latin 3
Spanish 3
Spanish 4

Please contact your school counselor for enrollment information.