A 7–12 Online Rockford Public School

Rockford Virtual Enrollment
Contact your school counselor to enroll

Office Hours

Monday – Friday : 7AM – 3:30PM


Rockford Virtual FAQs:


Who can enroll in Rockford Virtual?

Any RPS student 7-12 may request enrollment.

Can I take a mix of in-person and virtual courses?

Absolutely!  This is a great option if parent and/or student have transportation available.

Which curriculum will be delivered?

Rockford Virtual utilizes Apex Learning for curriculum.

Where will students work?

Students will work largely at home, but there will be some in-person requirements in 2022.23.  Those are:

  • Standardized testing (NWEA, M-STEP, PSAT/SAT, ACT WorkKeys) applicable by grade.
  • Proctored tests or exams as applicable by grade, course and teacher.

What is the daily amount of time students are expected to engage in learning?

Rockford Virtual students will follow the RPS school calendar and participation expectations mimic those of a normal school day. Therefore, all students will engage in six hours of daily academic work and may expect additional time for homework, particularly at upper grade levels.

Do parents need to help?

Virtual learning requires a partnership between school and home.  Elementary students will require substantial help from a parent or caregiver. Secondary students will benefit from a parent or caregiver’s progress monitoring and accountability support.

What commitment to the program must the students/parents make?

Middle school students should plan to complete the year in virtual for the best possible experience, but any student may request to move in person at the trimester.

Students commit to working each scheduled school day, completing and submitting their own work, attending all live meetings upon request from the teacher, and attending in person requirements (see above).

Parents commit to partnering with staff throughout the year, supporting students as needed by age, reading messages and newsletters for important information and providing transportation as needed for in person requirements (see above).

Can a student participate within co-curriculars at Rockford Public Schools?

Yes. Rockford Virtual students are Rockford Public School students and they are eligible to participate in co-curricular activities at their home building. Students that enroll in online programs outside of RPS are not eligible.

How can my child enroll in Rockford Virtual?

Please contact the student’s school counselor directly to choose virtual courses for 2022.23.

What can I expect after enrollment?

Students will be added to the Schoology Group named “Rockford Virtual 2022.23”.  They should monitor Schoology messages and group updates.  Parent communication will be sent through Family Access email.

Students must attend a mandatory orientation meeting with teachers before their classes will become available.  Please look for messages about the date/time for this event.

Are high school AP classes and Honors courses offered?

We are unable to provide the same high quality, rigorous experience for accelerated programming through Rockford Virtual.  Students may take these courses in person as part of their academic program.

What language courses will be offered through Rockford Virtual?

Students who elect to take their language in the virtual setting are limited to the Spanish offering due to available staff.  Students who wish to take another language offered at Rockford High School may certainly do so in person.

Can my high school student enroll in Rockford Virtual and still participate in KCTC?

Yes. Rockford High School will provide scheduling options for both programs.