Bellingham Virtual Learning
Online options for Bellingham students
Through Bellingham Virtual Learning (BVL), students learn independently through an online curriculum with support from Bellingham Public Schools teachers and other staff.
BVL may be a good fit for students that respond well to independent, self-paced learning.
Students enrolled in Bellingham Virtual Learning have access to Bellingham Public Schools’ resources and support as well as their neighborhood school events, extracurricular activities, clubs and athletics. Like all students in our district, BVL students have a district-issued laptop or other device to use for online classes.
Generally, students will enroll in BVL by the second week of each semester and will remain enrolled for the semester. Students may transfer to another program or school in Bellingham Public Schools at the beginning of a new semester or grading term. Exceptions may be made at administrator discretion.
- Elementary students in grades K-2 engage in online learning directed by Bellingham Public Schools certificated teachers.
- Students in grades 3-12 take their classes on the Edgenuity platform, which is an accredited equivalent to (but is different from) most of the courses offered at our neighborhood schools. Please see the high school handbook and registration form for more information about the program and available courses.
For students in grades K-8, please contact Kate Baehr or 360-676-6470 ext. 6424
For students in grades 9-12, please contact Nancy Barga or 360-676-6470 ext. 5103 until June 30, 2022. After June 30, please contact Kevin Terpstra.
Spokane Virtual Learning access
Some online classes are hosted through Spokane Virtual Learning. For students enrolled in these courses, username is student ID number, and password is birthdate (mmddyyyy)
High school summer school through Edgenuity
Students in Bellingham Public Schools who will be in grades 9-12 in fall 2022 may take free online courses during the summer for credit retrieval or limited credit ahead.
Please note: students entering ninth grade are limited to Tech Literacy and Health for credit ahead.
Summer school courses are accelerated, completing an 18-week class in a compressed 6-week time frame. For this reason, although the summer coursework is completed online, students need to attend in person at Options High School Monday through Thursday from June 27 to August 4, 2022. This ensures they have quick access to academic and/or technical help.