VHS Tuition Information
|TUITION for VHS @ PWCS courses is used to pay the instructor and provide the learning management system, content development, and other online resources for students. At this time we are unable to offer any tuition discounts, payment plans, or scholarships for VHS courses. FAQ Explanation
Money order and cashiers check are the ONLY acceptable forms of tuition payment at this time. We are hoping to offer online payment in the future. Make the money order or cashiers check payable to PWCS. If the student cannot attend the orientation (first day of classes) mail the payment PRIOR to orientation.
|Tuition Rates (per COURSE)
| PWCS Students (all courses except HPE II)
| Non-PWCS Students (all courses except HPE II)
| PWCS Students HPE II (*classroom drivers education course is not included- payment for drivers ed is online if you choose the VADETS course or on the first day of the in-person drivers ed course-see details in the course description)
|Non-PWCS Students HPE II
**NOTE: for SUMMER SESSION, due to high enrollment and long lines at Orientation, we are requesting that all tuition be sent by mail, UPS, or Fed Ex to be received BEFORE ORIENTATION. Keep your copy as a receipt. (NO PERSONAL CHECKS and NO REFUNDS in Summer)
Virtual High School
c/o Gina Jones
Battlefield High School
15000 Graduation Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169
IMPORTANT: Please note the student's name and course on the payment
- Payment should not be brought into the high school and dropped off unless it is the first day of the session. Payment by mail, received before orientation, is preferred. Payment can also be sent by courier from the counseling office of the student's base school.
- Payment can be sent via express or overnight delivery, as long as it is received PRIOR to orientation. Please get a return receipt to verify delivery.
- If a student drops a course on or before the drop deadline in fall and spring, a refund (less $50 processing fee) will be mailed in 4-6 wks. Refunds are not given in summer session due to the shortened schedule.
- At this time we cannot provide tuition discounts or payment plans.
Credit cards, personal checks or cash are NOT accepted.
**Please let us know if you change your mind about taking the VHS course so we can open the spot for another student*
STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PAID TUITION AT OR BEFORE ORIENTATION WILL BE WITHDRAWN FROM THEIR ONLINE COURSE. We do appreciate an email letting us know if you want to drop your course, this allows us to open the space for another student. Please do NOT drop the payment off at Battlefield HS unless instructed by the VHS office. Thanks!
Frequently Asked Question: Why aren't online courses less expensive that face-to-face courses?
Some people expect that because online programs do not require school buildings they will be much less expensive than traditional schools.However, for an online program its technological infrastructure is the equivalent of the school’s physical facility, and the hardware and software can be expensive. In addition, many online programs maintain student-teacher ratios similar to the ratios of traditional schools. For these programs, as with physical schools, a major cost is in teachers and other personnel, and these costs increase in a linear fashion with the increase in the number of students. (iNACOL.org)