By Kris Corey
In April of 2020, the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District took the bold step to open a K-8 virtual school for families who wanted to ensure their children had a consistent online learning opportunity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years, the District had discussed an interest in opening an online school. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the timeline for creating a Virtual Academy was accelerated to address the needs of many FSUSD families.
The Virtual Academy of Fairfield-Suisun provides an option for students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade to receive instruction through an online learning format. The Virtual Academy is a high quality educational option for Fairfield-Suisun families. Students take ownership of their learning as they master academic content standards and meet personal goals. Students and families are encouraged to attend the fun and engaging Virtual social engagement opportunities scheduled each month.