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
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
- Math Modeling
- English I - IV
- World History
- US History
- World Geography
- Communication Applications
- Music Appreciation
- Earth and Space Science
- 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.