What Is Virtual Education for Teen Parents Program (VETP)?

The Virtual Education for Teen Parents Program is a non­traditional home-based academic program available to high school students of the Austin Independent School District (AISD). It is a diploma program designed for students who are at risk of dropping out of school because of child care related issues which keeps them from attending a traditional high school.

Requirements for VETP

Being in the Virtual School Program requires a dedicated commitment. Students must be self-motivated to complete assignments without the daily presence of an instructor. This program is meant to be a temporary placement for teen parents.

The goal of the VETP Program is to provide learning opportunities through an individualized, self-paced instructional program for Austin ISD teen parents who are unable to participate in a traditional classroom setting due to a lack of child-care. Students enrolled in this program must be actively seeking day-care so that they are able to return to campu.

Each prospective VETP Student must:

  • Be an AISD student
  • Be available to meet with a teacher five hours per week
  • Have internet access
  • Return to school once day-care is available at the student’s home campus

VETP Application

Courses

Credit earned through VETP will be recorded on the transcript as a non-weighted course and factored in GPA calculations according EIA (REGULATION). 

Courses available are:

  • Algebra I - II
  • Geometry
  • Math Modeling
  • English I - IV
  • Economics
  • Government
  • World History
  • US History
  • World Geography
  • Communication Applications
  • Reading
  • Health
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Music Appreciation
  • Physics
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Biology
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Astronomy
  • Environmental Systems
  • Personal Fitness
  • Spanish I

VETP is an open-entry / exit program. Students apply for admission to the program. Before a student is accepted, an academic plan is developed based on the student's need and requirements for graduation.

Approximately 95 % of the assigned course work is completed via the Internet. VSP students typically spend two-to-four hours a day on an Internet-ready laptop computer loaned to them by AISD. Students have access to the assignments 24 hours a day.

If you have questions regarding admission in the VETP Program, please call the Virtual Education office at (512) 414-0148.

Interested in Virtual Education for Teen Parents Program? You must obtain a course prescription from your campus counselor and completed the application and fax both to 512-414-0393.

Enrollment into the VETP is free for students living within AISD boundaries.