Southern University Laboratory Virtual School – 2019 Transformation Award Winner
For creating a statewide partnership to help students earn college credits online while in high school.
Southern University Laboratory Virtual School (SULVS) is a tuition-free, full-time online public school serving K–12 students across the state of Louisiana. The school partnered with Southern University in Baton Rouge to provide opportunities for dual enrollment to 11th and 12th grade students. Some SULVS students have graduated high school with both their high school diploma and an associate’s degree.
SULVS has also proven to be a great option for students who need greater flexibility in their school day because of physical, behavioral, or emotional needs, or due to time or geographical constraints. Since SULVS is entirely online, students can complete their schoolwork anywhere with an internet connection, at any time of day, at their own pace.
Teachers and academic mentors from FuelEd’s Instructional Services Team provide instruction for SULVS students, hold test prep sessions and small groups, and utilize the FuelEd’s Stride supplemental program for progress monitoring in order to improve state testing outcomes.
About the Transformation Award
The Transformation Awards recognize schools, districts or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. Southern University Laboratory Virtual School was one of seven programs honored in 2019, out of more than 2,000 school districts nationwide, for modernizing the way K–12th grade students experience education.
Each Transformation Award winner uses Fuel Education’s portfolio of online courses and adaptive learning tools to meet the varying needs of their students, who represent different demographic, economic and geographic backgrounds. The winning programs use online learning to overcome challenges in unique and inventive ways, whether through providing students with the means to earn a high school diploma after dropping out, filling teacher vacancies, helping students recover credits, differentiating instruction based on real-time progress data or providing students with access to a wider variety of elective courses.
“Education is not one-size-fits-all, which is why Fuel Education works to provide unique solutions that meet the needs of unique students,” said Russ Roselle, senior vice president at FuelEd.
“The winners of this year’s Fuel Education Transformation Awards are creating incredible opportunities for their students, meeting their students’ immediate academic needs, and going above and beyond by using digital curriculum and content to provide unparalleled personalized learning experiences,” said Roselle.