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What is a Virtual Learning Center?

A Virtual Learning Center is an in-person environment where students gather in small groups, under the supervision of qualified adults (volunteer or staff) to engage in remote learning. 

Virtual Learning Centers can operate 2-3 days a week during hybrid learning phases, or five days a week for students enrolled in HCS at Home. This support helps to ensure that no students fall behind or are left to learn alone.

What other virtual learning supports are available?

In addition to Virtual Learning Centers, Education Well-Check services are also available to students who meet certain criteria. This service provides a Virtual Success Coach for remote learning students who are disengaged or struggling academically.

How can I enroll my student?
Parents may enroll their student in a Virtual Learning Center or apply for Education Well-Check support by following the steps below. School staff may refer students with parent permission. 

Ways to Enroll:

Via the "Enroll" Links Below

HCS at Home Centers that offer their own online or in-person enrollment are linked below. Simply click the "Enroll" link next to the site name and follow their enrollment procedures.

Via PowerSchool

Login to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to submit an application form to the Virtual Learning Center of your choice. 

Some Virtual Learning Center sites ask that parents visit in-person to enroll. Most accept applications during their Center's operating hours. See the directory for specific instructions for each site.

Our Partners

The organizations below are in formal partnership with Hamilton County Schools as Virtual Learning Centers and/or Education Well-Check partners. The staff at these sites receive additional training and have access to district resources to ensure students receive quality academic support. 

For more detailed information on each Virtual Learning Center or Education Well-Check partner, view the Virtual Learning Center Directory

HCS at Home Virtual Learning Centers - Enrollment Now Open

Open five days a week, providing a small group learning environment for fully remote students.  

  • City of Chattanooga (Enroll)
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga
  • The Bethlehem Center
  • Ekklesia - A Vineyard Church (Enroll)
  • Girls Inc. of Chattanooga (Enroll)
  • First Baptist Cares (Enroll)
  • Creative Discovery Museum
  • Word Empowerment Church
  • St. Luke UMC (Enroll)
  • Homeroom Educational Support Services, LLC (Enroll)
  • The Salvation Army
  • MVP Remote Learning Site at Church of the First Born

Hybrid Virtual Learning Centers - Enrollment Now Open

Open during Phase 2, providing a small group learning environment for students 2-3 days per week.

  • YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga
  • Chattanooga Zoo (Enroll)
  • Ekklesia - A Vineyard Church (Enroll)
  • InZone by Prison Prevention Ministries at New Vision Worship Center
  • Providence Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Church of Chattanooga
  • The Village Church
  • St. Luke UMC (Enroll)
  • Learning Loop Virtual Pod (Enroll)
  • Creative Discovery Museum
  • Girls Inc. of Chattanooga (Enroll)
  • Downside Up, Inc.
  • New City Fellowship Church
  • Chattanooga Room in the Inn

Education Well-Check Partners

Provides Virtual Success Coaches who conduct regular check-ins with remote learning students to encourage, identify barriers, and refer families to needed supports.

  • Grace and Peace Church
  • Operation Get Active
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga
  • Hope for the Inner City Inc.
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship
  • InZone by Prison Prevention Ministries at New Vision Worship Center
  • Chickamauga Loop Church of God of Prophecy
  • The Bethlehem Center
  • Girls Inc. of Chattanooga
  • St. Luke UMC
  • New City Fellowship Church
  • Helen Ross McNabb Center
  • Centerstone

Find your nearest Virtual Learning Center