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DoDEA VS: Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program


Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program

The Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program is an enrollment expansion authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act. Its purpose is to evaluate the feasibility and scalability of a permanent DVHS program after four years (starting SY 21-22), as well as assess the impact of the expanded enrollment on military and family readiness. The pilot is open to active-duty dependent high school students in the U.S. and will supplement (not compete with) school districts and private programs. Students in this program may take up to two non-core credits per year. 

Eligibility Requirements for Participation

  • School-aged dependent of an active-duty member of the armed forces
  • Sponsor stationed in the U.S.
  • Must be in grades 9 through 12
  • Ineligible to enroll in a DoDEA school (outside of the Expanded Eligibility program)
  • Require supplementary courses to graduate in current state OR
  • Demonstrate a clear need to participate in the DVHS program

Selection Preferences

  • Remote/rural
  • Homeschooled

Application Process

  1. Please see information/links on the right for the application form, how to submit, and email address for questions.
  2. Parents of eligible students must submit a completed Expanded Eligibility application. 
  3. Application must include courses requested (up to 2 credits per school year) and signatures of student, sponsor, and local school principal or designee (if not homeschooled).
  4. Courses are offered on a semester basis, commencing each fall and spring.
  5. Email completed application to DVHS as directed. 

Printable Expanded Eligibility Information Flyer


Expanded Eligibility Parent Newsletter

Now accepting applications for the Spring Semester. See the courses tab for offerings. New students can apply for single semester courses only.

Download Instructions

The Expanded Eligibility Program application can also be downloaded as a fillable form. You must right-click the link below and choose "Save link as...," download the file to your computer, and then open in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Expanded Eligibility Application

Before submitting, please review:

Questions?

Expanded Eligibility Frequently Asked Questions

The DVHS model is asynchronous content with synchronous support.

Attendance is reflected by the student following the assignment schedule and submitting work in a timely manner. Teachers maintain flexible hours and adjust their schedules to provide synchronous support for the student during the work week.

The course software is web based and does not require installation. Computer Science courses do require the installation of a free programming software.

DVHS follows a traditional calendar of a Fall and Spring semester. Courses are not offered year-round.

Our courses are not self-paced. While there are no specific log in times, there is an assignment schedule that lists due dates and windows of opportunities to complete exams. Teachers maintain flexible hours and adjust their schedules to provide synchronous support for the student during the work week.

Advanced Placement Courses/Exam Information

Students who complete our advanced placement courses are well prepared for the AP exam. However, DoDEA Virtual High School is not able to order nor pay for Advanced Placement exams. Parents are responsible for arranging their students’ AP testing. Note the College Board deadlines for requesting/purchasing exams.

Parents and students cannot order AP Exams directly. Students who are homeschooled, independent study, attend virtual schools, or attend schools that don't administer AP Exams will need to find a school where they can test.

Homeschooled students and students whose schools don’t offer their AP subjects need to do the following as early in the school year as possible:

  • AP Course Ledger to look up nearby schools where you might be able to test.
  • Contact the nearby schools to see if one of them can arrange testing. Students should remember that schools may have their own local deadlines and policies regarding testing outside students.
  • If a homeschooled student or a student whose school doesn’t administer the AP Exam(s) they’re planning to take contacts a school after the November ordering deadline, the school can add the student to their exam order. If adding the student to an order after November 15 because they couldn’t find a school before the fall ordering deadline to order and administer their 2022 AP Exam(s), the requesting school's AP coordinator can contact AP Services for Educators no later than March 15 to request the late order fee be waived—this applies only for students in this particular circumstance. These students must be included in exam order by March 15. 

For more information and most current College Board deadlines, please vising the Advanced Placement ordering information site

DoDEA Virtual High School is fully accredited with Cognia (formerly AdvancED).

Cognia accreditation represents the unified policies and procedures for accreditation and certification from its Accreditation Divisions:

  • North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI)
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)

NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC comprise three of the six regionally recognized K-12 accrediting bodies and together have been accrediting institutions for 125 years.

Send an email to with your name and course(s) requested. (See Expanded Eligibility Courses tab for courses available.) 

Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program Information Paper

Subject: The DoDEA Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program (E2P2) for the DoDEA Virtual High School for School Year 2021-22

Purpose: To provide the initial plan for expanding eligibility for dependents of members of the armed forces on active duty to register into the DoDEA Virtual High School (DVHS). Participants in the pilot program are in grades 9 – 12 for SY 2021-22 with priority given to school districts serving select rural installations in stateside locations.

Background: The DVHS is a fully accredited high school providing supplemental courses for DoDEA eligible high school students in grades 9 -12. DVHS averages 2,500 course registrations per semester with the majority of DVHS students taking either one or two courses per semester.

Discussion: The 20-21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes the authority to expand the eligibility for DVHS to stateside active duty military dependents in grades 9-12 who are currently ineligible for the DVHS program. Participants register in the DVHS with approval of their local school system. The total number of course registrations per academic year authorized under the pilot program may not exceed 400 course registrations. No single dependent participating in the pilot program may take more than two courses per academic year (see course list on page 3). The purpose of this expansion is to:

  1. Explore the feasibility and scalability to permanently expand the DVHS program to serve active duty military dependent students not eligible to attend a DoDEA school and,
  2. Assess the impact of the expanded eligibility pilot program on military and family readiness as measured by student performance in virtual course work by dependents participating in the program.

Eligible students for the Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program must meet one of the two criteria:

  1. Require supplementary courses to graduate in the current state (priority given in the grade order: 12th, 11th , 10th , 9th) or
  2. Demonstrate a clear need to participate in the program. A clear need is defined as: a) the need for a specific course to meet graduation requirements; b) currently assigned to remote/rural location that offers limited academic course offerings c) required courses to complete an academic content sequence for acceptance into a post-secondary program and d) homeschooled students in need of supplemental courses for state requirements and/or post-secondary programs.

The Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program is designed to offer additional opportunities and choices for eligible active duty military dependent and is not a replacement program for locally registered students. This Expanded Eligibility program is strictly supplemental.

Way-Forward: The DVHS will register students assigned to a select number of military installations that represent all Services. These installations were selected based on their rural/remote location. Registering eligible dependents for courses in DVHS will be a multi-step process that requires collaboration between the DVHS, the local district, school, parent and the student.

Homeschooled students who are compliant with local state laws and assigned to a pilot site installation can register for the Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program and verify their eligibility through the registration process.

The 400 annual registrations are intended to be evenly distributed amongst the Services each pilot year. If a Service is unable to fill their allotted registrations, remaining registrations will be offered to eligible students on a first come, first served basis, with preference given to upper-class students.

Registration Process: DVHS will make available a form on its website for eligible military dependents to use to request a DVHS course. The student or family will need to have the form signed by the school or Local Education Agency (LEA) to verify that there is either a demonstrated need or a requirement for the course for graduation. Once the form is completed and signed by the school/LEA and active-duty service member, it will be provided to DVHS for review, along with a copy of the service members orders. For homeschooled students, the active-duty service member will complete the form and confirm that there is a demonstrated need and provide a copy of their orders. If approved, the active-duty service member must register their student in the DoDEA Online Registration for Students (DORS).

Communication: DVHS needs support in communicating with LEAs and military families about the purpose of and application process for the program. School liaisons and other personnel will play a supportive role in raising awareness and educating school officials and military families, including homeschooling families.

DoDEA Virtual High School

Advanced Placement Courses/Exam Information

Students who complete our advanced placement courses are well prepared for the AP exam. However, DoDEA Virtual High School is not able to order nor pay for Advanced Placement exams. Parents are responsible for arranging their students’ AP testing. Note the College Board deadlines for requesting/purchasing exams.

Parents and students cannot order AP Exams directly. Students who are homeschooled, independent study, attend virtual schools, or attend schools that don't administer AP Exams will need to find a school where they can test.

Homeschooled students and students whose schools don’t offer their AP subjects need to do the following as early in the school year as possible:

  • Use the AP Course Ledger to look up nearby schools where you might be able to test.
  • Contact the nearby schools to see if one of them can arrange testing. Students should remember that schools may have their own local deadlines and policies regarding testing outside students.
  • If a homeschooled student or a student whose school doesn’t administer the AP Exam(s) they’re planning to take contacts a school after the November ordering deadline, the school can add the student to their exam order. If adding the student to an order after November 15 because they couldn’t find a school before the fall ordering deadline to order and administer their 2022 AP Exam(s), the requesting school's AP coordinator can contact AP Services for Educators no later than March 15 to request the late order fee be waived—this applies only for students in this particular circumstance. These students must be included in exam order by March 15. 

For more information and most current College Board deadlines, please vising the Advanced Placement ordering information site

Pilot Program Course Offerings SY 2022-23

* For first-time enrollments in the spring semester, only 18 week courses are available.

Course Name Course Number Course Grade Length
Art Appreciation S ARA3020T 9,10,11,12 18
Digital Photography S ARH4010T 9,10,11,12 18
Business & Personal Finances S CTB3010T 10,11,12 18
Marketing & Entrepreneurship S CTB5010T 9,10,11,12 18
Web Design S CTI4070T 9,10,11,12 18
Java Programming I CTP3050T 10,11,12 18
Java Programming II CTP3060T 10,11,12 18
Coding I CTP3310T 9,10,11,12 18
Coding II CTP3320T 9,10,11,12 18
AP Computer Sci A+ CTP6110T 11,12 36
French I FLF3010T 9,10,11,12 36
French II FLF4010T 9,10,11,12 36
French III FLF5010T 9,10,11,12 36
French IV FLF6010T 9,10,11,12 36
AP French Lang+ FLF6150T 9,10,11,12 36
German I FLG3010T 9,10,11,12 36
German II FLG4010T 9,10,11,12 36
German III FLG5010T 9,10,11,12 36
German IV FLG6010T 9,10,11,12 36
AP German Language+ FLG6140T 9,10,11,12 36
Japanese I FLJ3010T 9,10,11,12 36
Japanese II FLJ4010T 9,10,11,12 36
Japanese III FLJ5010T 9,10,11,12 36
Japanese IV FLJ601 9,10,11,12 36
Japanese IV FLJ6010T 9,10,11,12 36
Spanish I FLS3010T 9,10,11,12 36
Spanish II FLS4010T 9,10,11,12 36
Spanish III FLS5010T 9,10,11,12 36
Spanish IV FLS6010T 9,10,11,12 36
AP Spanish Lang+ FLS6150T 9,10,11,12 36
Health Ed HLH3010T 9,10,11,12 18
Humanities S HUH4010T 9,10,11,12 18
AP English Language+ LAC6140T 9,10,11,12 36
Language Arts 9 LAE3010T 9 36
Language Arts 10 LAE4010T 10 36
Language Arts 11 LAE5010T 11 36
Language Arts 12 LAE6010T 12 36
AP English Lit+ LAL6130T 9,10,11,12 36
Accelerated Math 8/Algebra I C MAA203CT 8
Algebra I MAA3010T 9,10,11,12 36
Algebra II MAA4010T 9,10,11,12 36
AP Calculus AB+ MAC6120T 12 36
AP Calculus BC+ MAC6130T 12 36
Precalculus MAD5010T 11,12 36
Geometry MAG4010T 9,10,11,12 36
Accelerated Math 7/8 MAM1020T 7,8 36
Trigonometry MAT5010T 12 18
Financial Algebra (Sem 1) MAZ406AT 10,11,12 18
Financial Algebra (Sem 2) MAZ406BT 10,11,12 18
AP Statistics+ MAZ6110T 12 36
Music Appreciation S MUG3010T 9,10,11,12 18
PE-Personal Fitness PEF3010T 9,10,11,12 18
PE-Lifetime Sports PEL3010T 9,10,11,12 18
PE-Activity Nutrition PEN3010T 9,10,11,12 18
Biology in the Living Environment SCB4100T 9,10,11,12 36
AP Biology+ SCB6120T 10,11,12 36
Chemistry in the Earth System SCC4100T 9,10,11,12 36
Physics in the Universe SCP4100T 9,10,11,12 36
AP Physics Part 1+ SCP6010T 10,11,12 36
AP Physics C Mech+ SCP6130T 11,12 36
AP Physics C Mech S+ SCP614ST 11,12 18
AP Physics C Elec/Mag S+ SCP615ST 11,12 18
Environmental Sci SCZ4010T 9,10,11,12 36
Marine Biology SCZ6020T 9,10,11,12 36
AP Environmental Sci+ SCZ6110T 9,10,11,12 36
United States Government 12 SSG6010T 12 18
AP Human Geography+ SSG6110T 9,10 36
AP US Govt-Politics+ SSG6120T 11,12 36
Economics SSN4010T 9,10,11,12 18
AP Macroeconomics + SSN6110T 12 36
Psychology SSP5010T 11,12 18
AP Psychology+ SSP6110T 9,10,11,12 36
Sociology SSS4010T 11,12 18
United States History 11 SSU5010T 11 36
AP US History+ SSU6110T 9,10,11,12 36
Global Studies: Ancient - 1750 CE SSW3050T 9,10 36
Global Studies: 1750 CE - Present SSW4010T 9,10 36
AP World History: Modern+ SSW6120T 9,10,11,12 36