Virtual School

Franklin Community Schools

Connected to Learning

FCVS-LogoFranklin Community Schools is excited to introduce Franklin Community Virtual School (FCVS). Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, FCS will offer a virtual learning experience to students in grades K-12. 

Students in K-12 enrolled in FCVS will be provided with synchronous instruction by certified teachers who are experienced in virtual instruction. There also is a hybrid option available to students at Franklin Community High School.



About FCVS

How do I enroll my child into the Virtual School?

Those interested in enrolling should call Franklin Community Schools at 317.346.8700.  

Will the virtual students still be able to play school sports?
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 will be able to participate in clubs, sports, etc.
  • Students in grades 9-12 will be able to participate in extracurriculars with the exception of IHSAA-sanctioned athletics. (Students can still participate in intramurals and club sports.)
  • High school students enrolled in the hybrid program will follow IHSAA guidelines for hybrid/virtual students. Students enrolled in the high school program may be FCHS or FCVS students depending upon their individual needs.
Will virtual students still be able to participate in normal school extracurricular activities (choir, band, etc)?
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 will be able to participate in all after-school activities. Students may participate in band or choir on-site (grades 6-8) and return home for virtual classes if FCVS can arrange an accommodating class schedule and families can provide transportation. 

  • Students in grades 9-12 will be able to participate in extracurriculars with the exception of IHSAA-sanctioned athletics (Students can still participate in intramurals and club sports.) Students will be able to participate in choir and band after school. Assuming a student’s schedule permits, a student may also take a band or choir class on-site at FCHS and participate in all other courses at FCVS.

Will the school start/stop times be the same as those doing in-person learning?

Kindergarten to Grade 4

Students enrolled in grades K-4 will engage online synchronously during traditional school hours with a state-certified teacher. Students will have access to live and recorded support. Students are encouraged to take no more than six courses at one time and office hours may be pre-scheduled with the teacher.

A sample week looks like the following:

Monday through Thursday
8 to 11 a.m. - ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies

111 a.m. to Noon - Art, Health/PE, or Individual Work Time

Noon to 1 p.m. - Adaptive ELA or Math Skills (30 minutes)

1 to 1:45 p.m. - Reading Informational Text, Numbers and Operations or Individualized Needs


Meetings with the Teacher or Individual Work Time

Grades 5-12

Students enrolled in grades 5-12 will engage online synchronously and/or asynchronously during traditional school hours (8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.) with a state-certified teacher. Most students enroll in six courses at one time. Students may pre-schedule office hours with course instructors.

A sample week looks like the following:

Monday, Thursday, Thursday and Friday
8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
45-minute courses.

Individual Meetings with the Teacher or Individual Work Time

How will my child get to school during state testing?

Families will need to provide transportation to and from school for testing. If necessary, special arrangements may be discussed with the FCVS principal when necessary.

Can my student attend C9 and be enrolled in FCVS?

Yes. FCVS or FCHS students are eligible to apply for C9. However, FCVS students will need to provide their own transportation to and from the high school or C9.

Is there a Hybrid option?

Yes. High School students and families may pursue a hybrid option at FCHS. We do not have a hybrid option at this time for students in grades K-8.

If they went virtual their senior year, do they still graduate and walk with their graduating class?

Students transitioning to full-time virtual will have the option of graduating and walking with their graduating class. However, students will graduate with a transcript and diploma from FCVS. Those considering a hybrid option should speak with the school counselor or contact FCHS.

Do they still do and present the senior project?

Yes. All FCS graduating seniors, at FCHS or FCVS, will complete a senior project as part of the state requirements for graduation pathways.

Would parents pay a Chromebook fee through the school and that be the only fee required for “book fees” for virtual learners?

Families are no longer charged textbook or Chromebook rental fees. Virtual families will be provided with a Chromebook, charger, and carrying case. Families will only be charged for lost or damaged items (e.g., library books, Chromebooks, chargers). Families will also be charged the partner rate for withdrawing from a course past the deadline.

Are the classes offered through FCVS the same as what's offered at the high school?

FCVS will offer the current courses offered at the high school, although AP course options may vary, and ACP courses may be partnered with a post-secondary institution other than Indiana University or Ivy Tech. Earning the Indiana College Core will still be possible. We will also have course options that may not be currently offered on-site at FCHS. For example, a student enrolled in FCVS may be able to take a course in German.

Does it cost to attend Franklin Community Virtual School?

FCVS is a tuition-free, virtual public school within Franklin Community Schools. Except for lost or damaged items, curricular resources are free of charge.

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