Frequently Asked Questions
Who can take FVS classes?
Any student currently enrolled in a Fulton County Schools school can enroll in an academically appropriate Fulton Virtual course with the permission of their school counselor. We offer a curriculum for grades 6-12.
How do I register?
Please visit our registration portal, request your class(es). The school counselor will review and approve the courses. Registration Instructions are found on the left side of the course catalog.
I put in my request for a course what happens now?
Once a course has been requested, that request is reviewed by the student's counselor and approved or denied. Once the course has been approved, the student will receive a FVS Course Registration confirmation. At that point, you should log back into fulton.geniussis.com and make the payment. Registration is not complete until payment is received. Students failing to pay for courses prior to the start of the term will be dropped.
What if I want to check on the status of my registration?
You can check with your counselor on the status of your course request or log into fulton.geniussis.com and see if the courses appear on your dashboard.
Do I have to pay for Summer School?
Students may take up to two credits for classes failed that they need to repeat for credit free of charge. Students who are taking a class for the first time will pay the following:
½ Credit = $225 ($180 with free / reduced meal status) per course
1 Credit = $450 ($360 with free / reduced meal status) per course
How many classes can I take?
Rising 10th-12th grade students may take more than one class but are encouraged to seek the guidance of their school counselor. Students who need to retake a class may attend summer school provided by Fulton County Schools at no cost up to 2 credits. The 2 credits may be taken in a combination of face-to-face and virtual with up to one credit taken face-to-face and up to one credit taken virtually. Additional credits/courses require tuition.
What classes can a rising 9th Grader take?
Rising 9th graders may request any of the following courses which will be reviewed by their current middle school counseling staff: General Health, Personal Fitness, and American Government.
Can I take a Virtual Class and a Face-to-Face class?
Yes, students are allowed to take a class from more that one modality. All classes are subject to counselor approval. Please consult your counselor about course selection and scheduling.
What time do I have to log in?
FVS courses are asynchronous so students may log in at any time to work on the course. Teachers are assigned to each class and are available for support and guidance. Students should be prepared to spend about 3 hours per day/per class to complete the class in the summer session.
When is the last day to register for FVS Summer School?
May 30th is the last day of registration and late registration starts June 1st -June 6th and is based on availability of enrollments.
What type of equipment or device do I need to get started?
Students will need stable internet service, a computer or a tablet, an internet browser (Chrome or Firefox). For students that meet certain criteria and live in an area serviced by Comcast Cable, there is a program that makes internet access and computer ownership more accessible. Please contact Comcast about their Internet Essentials program for more details. AT&T has a similar program. You can find out more information about AT&T Access by clicking here.
What does "A", "B" and "AB" mean?"
'A' is the first semester of the class and 'B' is the second semester. 'AB' notes the entire year of the class in the selected semester.
Can I take and A and B section(full year) of a class in Summer School?
Taking both sessions of a class in summer school means that students are attempting to complete 36 weeks of instruction in 6 weeks. That would take a minimum of 6 hours per day dedicated to working on classwork for the entire summer school period. Most courses have content in the second semester that builds on material from the first semester (This is especially true in the mathematics courses). There are a few courses whose content in the two terms do not depend on each other as much. Please consult with your counselor about course scheduling and selection.
If I drop classes, can I get a refund?
Students must drop a class by June 9th to receive a full refund of course fees paid. Students who are administratively dropped are not eligible for a refund.
I'm going on vacation during this time with my family, can I still attend summer school?
Yes, you are able to attend summer school while you are on vacation as long as there is a strong internet connection. FVS access through Classlink is not available if you are traveling to an International destination. Please plan accordingly with your teacher(s) to ensure benchmark course completions are met to ensure you remain in your course(s).
Can I start my class early or have an extension to finish later?
All FVS courses start and end on the same day. The session starts on June 1st and ends on July 13th . Courses are not available before or after those dates.
What textbooks do I need for the summer session of Fulton Virtual Classes?
FVS does not use textbooks.