I've been thriving in VirtualEDU ever since I started in ninth grade. It's better for me academically and mentally and physically.
— VirtualEDU student
Ready to build your child’s future with VirtualEDU? Submit your application today.
VirtualEDU is open to all students living anywhere in the state of Minnesota. Follow these steps to apply:
Complete a VIrtualEDU Application form if you wish to attend VirtualEDU (form below).
Complete an Open Enrollment Application (if you live outside the Hopkins School District).
- Watch for a confirmation email from the enrollment team with an offer for your space.
- Confirm your placement with an enrollment team member in by responding to your offer email as soon as possible.
- Watch for important next steps by email from the enrollment office.
- Transfer to VirtualEDU: If you are a Hopkins Public Schools district resident currently attending in-person school in the district and wish to transfer to VirtualEDU, please complete an In-District Transfer Form by clicking here.
Join us from anywhere in the State of Minnesota
At VirtualEDU, we welcome all students living anywhere in the state of Minnesota to join our online school community!
Step 1: Complete the VirtualEDU Application
Complete the online application form below to apply for your space in VirtualEDU K-12 online learning school.
Notification emails will be sent out to families who are offered placement. Families need to respond to the placement offer by the deadline to secure a space.
1-year commitment: when you accept a space in VirtualEDU, it is a 1-year commitment before you can apply for in-district transfer.
The Hopkins School District stands ready to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) based on the educational needs identified in the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). In addition:
The Minnesota Department of Education and their Online Learning Provider accreditation requires if your child receives special services that an IEP meeting must be held prior to enrollment in an online program.
When a child with an IEP is offered placement in VirtualEDU the parent/guardian(s) and the IEP team will collaborate to determine (1) FAPE location of special education and related services as directed by the IEP and (2) modify IEP goals and services to ensure the child’s needs are met in the new online educational setting.
Step 2: Complete an Open Enrollment Application if you live outside the Hopkins School District
If you live outside the Hopkins schools district, you will need to complete an Open Enrollment form in addition to the VirtualEDU application in order to apply to any Hopkins Public Schools program. If you are a resident in the Hopkins school district, you do not need to complete the Open Enrollment form.
Not sure if you live in the Hopkins School District? Click here.
The deadline for Open Enrollment applications for the 2023-24 school year is on January 17, 2023, to be entered into the initial lottery. All applications received after January 17 are added to the waiting list based on the date received. If you are offered a placement, you will need to provide a proof of residency.
After completing steps 1 and 2, please watch for an email confirmation from the Hopkins Public Schools enrollment team with important information such as:
- Additional materials you may need to submit.
- If you have been placed on a waitlist or if you are have been given an offer to confirm your child's placement.
- A link to the online Student Enrollment Form.
Step 4: Confirm your student's placement
If you receive an offer for placement into VirtualEDU, please confirm your acceptance with an enrollment team member by email or mail.
Step 5: Complete the enrollment form for Hopkins Public Schools
After confirming your student's space in writing, you will receive a link to complete the student enrollment form into Hopkins Public Schools so we can finalize your placement.
Transfer to VirtualEDU: If you are a Hopkins Public Schools district resident currently attending in-person school in the district and wish to transfer to VirtualEDU, please complete an In-District Transfer Form by clicking here.