Virtual Heights is an online learning option for enrolled Columbia Heights Public Schools students during the 2021–2022 school year.

  • Virtual Heights is an online learning option for enrolled Columbia Heights Public Schools students during the 2021–2022 school year. Virtual Heights is different from the distance/hybrid learning models (Heights from Home) that were previously required for all Minnesota school districts under the Safe Learning Plan for Minnesota K-12 schools. Space is limited.

    Virtual Heights students remain enrolled in their home school, but have the opportunity to learn from home through self-paced online instruction. Virtual Heights students are required to check in daily to receive support from a licensed Columbia Heights Public Schools teacher, but will complete the majority of their learning independently. 

    Virtual Heights offers:

    Individualized Learning Paths

    • Students access high quality online learning in all content areas, including Literacy, Math, Science, Health and Physical Education, Music, Art, and Technology 
    • All content is aligned to Minnesota Academic Standards
    • The online learning platform is adaptive to students’ needs, ensuring each student receives the appropriate level of rigor with support 

     Support 

    • Students have live daily check ins with a licensed Columbia Heights Public Schools teacher
    • Social-emotional support is provided through an online classroom community
    • A learning device (Chromebook) is provided to each student for at-home use
    • Support services are available to students as needed

     Flexibility 

    • Students remain enrolled in their home school, with the option to return to in-person learning each quarter
    • Asynchronous work allows students to learn at their own pace 

     If you have any questions, contact your building principal.