For almost a century, The Cushman School has evolved its programming to remain relevant to the educational landscape.
Today, we see the need to offer flexible, remote learning opportunities to more and more students in a personalized, supportive way. Our curriculum, instruction, and class structure provides a world-class education complete with engaging and unique experiences to inspire social-emotional growth and strength in character. Students all over the globe can now access a Cushman education.
The Cushman School’s Virtual Campus offers programming for 8th through 12th grade students. Mentorship and one-on-one instruction guided by expert faculty are infused in both synchronous and asynchronous classes while fulfilling state and national standards. Our Spring 2022 semester runs from January 24 – May 30, 2022 and classes will be offered from 4pm to 7:20pm EST. Additional programming and online enrichment opportunities will open to lower grades in Summer 2022.
The Cushman Virtual Campus Open House
Wednesday, December 8th 5:30PM EST
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Spring 2022 semester runs from January 24 – May 30, 2022. Each class meets for one hour every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday during Period 1 (4:00-5:00), Period 2 (5:10-6:10), or Period 3 (6:20-7:20). Tuesdays are reserved for one-on-one student-teacher meetings.
Students meet with their teacher and classmates on Zoom. Course materials and assignments are delivered and submitted through Veracross, which is the central platform for class websites, discussion boards, assignment submission and feedback, and communication. Students will need a laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and microphone, and an internet connection. Some courses may require additional materials specific to that course.
Yes. Virtual Campus classes are open to all current Cushman students.
Yes. All students will receive a report card at the end of the semester. If the student is already enrolled full time at The Cushman School, the credit will be recorded on his or her Cushman record. If the student is enrolled at another institution, a transcript can be provided.
The Cushman School is a fully accredited institution, and virtual classes meet the same standards, rigor, and requirements as our on campus classes. Therefore, transferring credits from The Virtual Campus is like transferring credits from any other accredited high school. However, please understand that it is ultimately up to the receiving institution’s discretion to accept or deny credits. Please speak with the institution you plan on transferring credits to to ensure that your credits will be accepted. The Cushman School is happy to guide you through this process.
Credits earned at The Cushman School Virtual Campus are accepted by colleges, as we are a fully accredited institution.
Cushman serves the needs of every student in a personalized way. At a minimum, students will have one-on-one scheduled meetings with their teacher every week to ensure they are on track to succeed. Course material is also available 24/7, so students can learn at their own pace. If additional support is needed, it will be provided by a specialist on an individualized basis.
Classes meet for one hour every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Students can expect roughly 2-5 hours of independent work per week per class, and a weekly one-on-one teacher meeting.
For the Spring 2022 semester, a student may enroll in up to three classes, so long as they do not have a competing time commitment. Please be mindful of the time commitment and workload for each class when deciding whether or not to enroll in multiple classes.
Please contact Aly Vengoechea, Virtual Campus Curriculum Director, at [email protected], to inquire about additional courses.
Yes. Virtual students may speak with Cushman’s college counselor at any time.
At The Cushman School, our mission and philosophy are our guiding light. We say, believe, and live Dr. Cushman’s philosophy that “a school seeks to develop the child mentally, physically, and in character growth. To do this, the child must be placed in happy surroundings.” We enliven this philosophy throughout our Virtual Campus and within all programming. Each semester we invite students and family members to participate in exciting events, such as unique game nights with prizes, cooking demonstrations, parent speaker series, and more! We aim to ensure all students and family members feel included in our wonderful community! In addition, for an additional fee, students may join Cushman’s on campus sports and events.
Students complete a daily wellness check in, and teachers are vigilant to develop strong relationships with students to ensure they feel cared for, and emotionally and physically safe to participate in class. In the event that additional support is needed, students may meet with one of our highly trained Guidance Counselors who specializes in adolescent development, as well as the challenges of learning remotely.
You can expect teachers to check in with parents / guardians on a regular basis. After enrollment, parents / guardians receive their own portal in our Veracross system so they may monitor student progress and communicate with teachers and administrators. The Cushman School Virtual Campus also provides ongoing parent / guardian education, activities, and conversations that support families in raising adolescents.
Learn More About Our Virtual Campus
“My son is now thriving in college due to the supportive, personalized education he received at Cushman. The faculty’s ability to engage students both in-person and virtually ensures that students everywhere can receive an excellent academic foundation and be challenged to look at the world around them via learning experiences like the SAM programming.”
– Gigi Turkel, Parent of Graduate, Class of 2021