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DoDEA VS: Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program

Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program

DoDEA's Technology and Innovation Chief Michael Kline, DoDEA Virtual School Principal Terri Marshall and DoDEA Virtual School Asst. Principal Scarlet Lake discuss the DoDEA Virtual School and the Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program known as E2P2.

E2P2 Parent Newsletter Aug 2021

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 as well as assess the impact of the expanded enrollment on military and family readiness. The pilot is open to military-connected school districts that support remote installations and will supplement (not compete with) school districts and private programs. Students in this program may take up to two non-core courses per year (not a full-year program). 

Eligibility Requirements for Participation

  • School-aged dependent of an active-duty member of the armed forces
  • Must be in grades 9 through 12
  • Ineligible to enroll in the DVHS 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

Enrollment Closes Sep. 3, so submit your application today!

Download Instructions

The E2P2 application is a fillable form, so 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.

Before submitting, please review:


E2P2 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.

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.

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 connected 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 (priorty 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 liaison officers 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

Pilot Program Course Offerings SY 2021-22

Course Name Course Number Course Grade Length