Rockford Virtual Elementary Program

K - Grade 6

Working Together

The Rockford Virtual Elementary Program is a strong partnership between home and school. Certified RPS teachers will develop and facilitate lessons to students as they work from home.

School Schedule

Students will participate in learning during the same times as their in-person peers on scheduled school days. Students will experience a blend of live and asynchronous lessons and learning activities.

The sample schedules are intended only to show the district's commitment to student engagement throughout the scheduled school day. Each teacher will develop and share the full schedule with families, including small group meeting times, brain breaks, time for specials, and more.

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Curriculum and Instruction

Our curriculum will include math, literacy, science, and social studies. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in art, music and physical education lessons. Rockford Virtual and in-person elementary curriculum will include the same learning standards.

6th Grade - Blend of Elementary and Secondary Models

Rockford Public Schools is committed to nurturing the transition between elementary and secondary learning during the sixth grade year. Accordingly, virtual sixth grade students will experience daily live class meetings, live literacy and math lessons, and asynchronous learning for math, social studies and electives through Apex.

Successful Virtual Students

  • Love to learn
  • Like to read
  • Have an adult at home to support (younger students need more adult attention)
  • Are comfortable with technology
  • Enjoy solving problems
  • Follow directions without repeated prompts

In-Person Standardized Testing 2021.22


  • 3 times per year (October, January, May)
  • Grades K-6
  • Math (K-6), Reading (K-6), Science (6), Language (5-6)


  • Test window in April/May
  • Grades 3-6
  • Math (3-6), Reading (3-6), Science (5), Social Studies (5)

Supply Lists - Recommmended


First Grade

Second through Sixth - coming before the start of school