2021-2022 Enrollment

Informational Sessions 

Online informational sessions begin April 28. Look for links and details on this page.

Why Choose MNPS Virtual School
The Jackson Family
Lindsey Lomis

Virtual School for Students Grades 4 to 12

MNPS Virtual School is Tennessee's first, highest-achieving virtual school since 2011. Our school offers full-time enrollment options for students in grades 4 through 12, including the opportunity to graduate from MNPS Virtual School.

The school is modeled after the collegiate online learning style and delivered primarily in an asynchronous format, although synchronous connections with teachers are available in a limited capacity. This means  students and teachers access our courses and participate at differing times—not needing to be online simultaneously. Please note that classes are not synchronous with "live" daily interaction between students and teachers. Courses are constructed around "modules and lessons," allowing students to work independently and advance at their own pace—with the support and help of a highly qualified, certified, and caring teacher.


Full-Time Enrollment Criteria

During the 2021-2022 school year, students applying to MNPS Virtual School must meet the following requirements for enrollment:

  • The applicant has a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) at the high school level. The applicant has an overall "C" average at the middle and elementary school level in all courses.
  • The applicant scores, at minimum, in Quintile 3, 4, or 5 on the most recent MAP Assessment in Reading and Math (for the 2021-2022 school year only).
  • The applicant has no more than ten unexcused absences during the previous semester.
  • The applicant receives no more than 5 hours of direct educational services or support from the current school of enrollment. MNPS Virtual School provides exceptional education students an equal and equitable opportunity to participate in the school and school activities to the maximum extent appropriate. In compliance with applicable state and federal laws, MNPS Virtual School provides exceptional education students with the necessary educational services and supports required to access and benefit from their academic program.
  • The applicant is on-pace to graduate, with the designated graduation cohort, in 4 years and a summer.
  • The applicant completes all mandatory new student induction activities required by MNPS Virtual School.


Accepted students will enroll at MNPS Virtual School for the entire Fall 2021 semester. After acceptance and enrollment, learners cannot transfer to another MNPS school until the Spring 2022 semester. Enrolled students will also be able to continue with MNPS Virtual School during the Spring 2022 semester.

Note: Students currently enrolled in a magnet or other school choice option, upon enrolling at MNPS Virtual School, will not have their seats reserved. However, students may re-apply via the district’s school choice process. 


Waiver Request

*In the event an applicant does not meet all enrollment criteria, a waiver can be requested. As evident from 2020-2021 final grades, a student demonstrating success in a virtual environment is one factor when requesting and considering a waiver request. 2021 - 2022 Waiver Request


Extra-Curricular Opportunities

MNPS Virtual School provides students with the opportunity to participate in athletics and other school organizations.

  • Elementary and Middle School Students interested in continuing or beginning sports and other extra-curricular activities will have a chance to participate at their designated zoned school.

  • High School Students can participate in athletics through our TSSAA cooperative agreement with Glencliff High School. Other extra-curricular activities for high school students, other than TSSAA sports, will take place at the designated zoned school.


Application & Important Deadlines

  • Priority registration opens Monday, April 26.
  • The deadline for priority registration is Tuesday, June 1. 
    • After Tuesday, June 1, 2021, enrollment will be based upon availability and remain open until all seats are filled.


Students and families interested in applying to MNPS Virtual School for the 2021-2022 school year should apply via Smart Choice.

Application Instructions Video

Watch the application instructions video on our YouTube channel.


Join Us For One of Our Informational Sessions!

MNPS Virtual School will host six Teams Live Events for prospective students and parents on the following dates:

Please plan to attend and learn more about MNPS Virtual School!

Frequently Asked Questions

What will Virtual Learning Look Like for the 2021 - 2022 School Year in MNPS?