The Virtual Learning Academy offers 250 courses that are fully aligned to Ohio's Academic Content Standards, which are rooted in the National Academic Content Standards. Students can take full-year courses that are 36 units in length or semester courses that are 18 units in length. The VLA courses are:
- flexible, customizable, and interactive.
- constantly updated for current and relevant material.
- designed to promote reading and the ability to analyze and articulate thoughts.
- designed to meet the National Academic Content Standards.
- developed by a public Educational Service Center.
- created to use an Active Learning Style.
- accessible online day or night, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- flexible for special needs students.
- housed on full-secure, off-site servers with hourly backups.