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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
6 - Adult
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)

Aiken Virtual Program was established as a blended learning program to meet the needs of a variety of types of students.

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?

Our program started in January 2010 with about 50 students. Our student population grew and changed at a very rapid rate. We have modified our hours, our content, and our faculty to allow us to best serve the students and schools in our district.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?

I think new blended learning programs should start small and use information obtained from similar programs to make growth less painful.

Also, every faculty member must be flexible and willing to try new things.

Select up to two focus areas you feel that you demonstrate leadership in, and tell us why here:

Our program emerged in 2010 and grew into one of the largest and most successful blended online programs in our state.

We implement competency-based learning to meet student needs.

Program Focus


Blended Subjects

English Language Arts
Social Studies
World Languages
Computer Programming

School Overview

Aiken Virtual Program (AVP), which opened in the 2009–2010 school year, uses a blended learning model to provide flexible, personalized learning to students in grades 6–12. Serving a diverse student population, AVP offers an anytime, anywhere education for students grappling with scheduling constraints, medical and mobility challenges, or work or family responsibilities. It meets the needs of students seeking accelerated learning as well as credit recovery. Students can attend the program on a full- or part-time basis, but they must be enrolled in their home school and they receive a high school diploma from that school when they graduate.

School Contact

Contact: Jenifer Scott

Contact Title: Principal

Aiken Virtual Program
2121 Mason Street
Alexandria, Louisiana
United States

Telephone: (318)-442-7977

Aiken Virtual Program's Website


Total Students

Student Ethnicity


Blended Program Launched 2010