Frequently Asked Questions


Is RVC an option for my student in the Fall 2020 term?  

Yes. Please contact your  school Counselor, as the local school can best answer questions and provide information specific to your child’s learning needs and schedule. 


Is RVC a school? 

RVC is a program, not a school.  Students remain enrolled at their local RCPS  and the student’s Counselor recommends and approves the appropriate RVC courses.  Most of our students take 1 or 2 RVC courses at a time, but we do work with some students who take their full schedule of courses with RVC.  You will need to consult with your student’s Counselor to determine the courses your child could take online with RVC. 


What are the Student Participation Expectations? 

RVC students are expected to attend and participate in their online education courses as fully as they would attend and participate in a face-to-face classroom course. For the best and most successful experience, students should plan on logging and submitting work in daily. All courses contain a 'Course Schedule' that lists all assignments and due dates. Students may work ahead in the course but should not get behind. 


What is the RVC Work Policy? 

All course work must be completed by the due dates listed in the course schedule.   Course work submitted late may be subject to a deduction in grade. 

Students MUST submit all course work electronically through the RVC platform. Students are required to take final assessments at the date, time, and location posted on the RVC website.  

How much time do I need to spend working on each course during the week?

Students should plan to spend about an hour per day working on each half-credit course and up to two hours per day working on each full credit course. Students who take all of their courses online should plan to spend 6-8 hours per weekday working on their courses and submitting coursework: about 40 total hours per week. The time of day doesn’t matter, but the amount of time spent learning and submitting coursework each day is important! Students may submit work during the weekends as well and may work ahead in their courses. 


Which and how many courses can students take? 


Because local schools monitor a student's progress toward graduation, parents and student should work with their school counselor to identify the most appropriate online course selection. 


What is the cost of taking an online course? 

Just like classes taken at the local school during the Fall and Spring terms, there is no charge for courses taken as part of a student's regular school day (state-funded school schedule). 

Courses taken in addition to the regular school day andall summer term coursesare tuition courses. Tuition is $99 for a .5 unit course and $198.00 for a 1.0 unit course. 

RVC ONLY accepts payment by PayPal or Money Order 

Money Order Payments:Money orders should be made payable to RVC 1064 Culpepper Dr SW, Conyers, GA 30094. 


How does a student or parent communicate with the teacher? 

While the primary form of communication with students is email, all RVC teachers are available to talk to students or parents via email or telephone. Teacher contact information is located in  RVC. The primary vehicle of instruction is using It’s Learning with posted links to additional resources as needed  

Are accommodations made for Special Education Students? 

Yes. RVC reviews IEPs, 504s, ELPs, and IHCPs and provides this information to each instructor.  Not all accommodations are applicable to online courses and some are not possible. The local school remains responsible for meeting all provisions in the IEP/504/ELP/IHCP on file with the Rockdale County School District. 


How are grades and credits reported at the end of the course? 

RVC final course grades are entered into the RCPS student information system and are reported on the local school transcript. 


Do RVC courses meet NCAA Division scholarship eligibility requirements?  

Please see our registration form. 

What if my school laptop is not working?

If your school laptop is not functioning properly, please contact the RCPS Technology Help Desk at 770-860-4259. 


Textbooks and Supplemental Resources  

RVC uses the online equivalent of the textbooks as prescribed by RCPS policy.