About Virtual Prince William

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) is a pioneer in online learning through our Virtual Prince William (VPW) program. VPW provides a world-class online learning experience, with accelerated courses taught by highly-skilled and certified PWCS teachers. Virtual Prince William offers students the opportunity to take courses online for the completion of graduation requirements, to recover credits, and to balance academic and extracurricular opportunities. These courses are delivered via Canvas, PWCS’ learning management system, and coursework is completed outside school hours. Students and teachers communicate within the learning management system and via PWCS Office 365 email accounts. VPW courses are NCAA approved as non-traditional courses.

VPW courses are majority asynchronous (self-paced) with some synchronous interactions. Students are expected to be able to work independently and collaborate with their teachers and peers. Asynchronous instruction is designed for students to complete course work independently at a designated pace. While students have some flexibility to choose when they complete asynchronous tasks, they must adhere to course pacing and due dates.

Courses offered in any given school year are dependent on student enrollment and the availability of qualified and appropriately endorsed instructional staff. Students interested in VPW course options should see their school counselor or contact Virtual Prince William.

Virtual Prince William Vision

The vision of Virtual Prince William is to create and educate lifelong, self-motivated learners using quality, self-paced online learning.

Virtual Prince William Mission

Virtual Prince William offers personalized learning that provides freedom and flexibility, empowering students to achieve their educational goals in balance with the demands of their personal lives, and the opportunity to drive their learning to become responsible, contributing global citizens.


VPW Summer 2022 Registration Information

Our summer 2022 semester will be June 27, 2022, through August 5, 2022 (6 weeks). If you will be traveling this summer, we ask that you take that into consideration as missing any time during the summer could result in major setbacks. Students are completing a full credit course in 6 weeks.

NOTE: Registration does not guarantee enrollment into the course.

NOTE: VPW Health & PE 2 will now offer the VADETs Driver Ed course through our HPE 2 course.  Starting this summer, there will be an additional charge of $35 to take the Driver Ed course through our VPW HPE 2 course in addition to the cost of the HPE 2 course. 

Our Summer 2022 registration is now closed.  For any questions, you may contact VPW Admin at [email protected]  Thank you.

  • Summer 2022 Schedule
  • Summer 2022 Registration
  • VPW Summer Registration Instructions (PDF)
  • How to Set Up a Rycor Account (PDF)

Is the course you are looking for full? Use the link below to complete the waitlist form and should a spot open up, you will be notified.

  • VPW Summer 2022 Waitlist Form
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