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 or families that have health concerns returning to in-person instruction during COVID.

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 for more information about available high school 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

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)

BVL Contacts

High School BVL
Nancy Barga
360-676-6470 ext. 5103

Elementary and Middle School BVL
Kate Baehr
360-676-6470 ext. 6424


High School BVL quick information flyer

High School BVL handbook, updated August 2021

Fall 2021 BVL application form and course list