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Session Enrollment Deadline Class Starts Class Ends Length
First Start (CLOSED) Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Monday, June 3, 2019 Friday, August 16, 2019 10 - weeks
Second Start Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Monday, June 10, 2019 Friday, August 16, 2019 9 - Weeks
Late Start Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Monday, June 17, 2019 Friday, August 16, 2019 8 - weeks
  • VLO

    The Houston Independent School District has created several Virtual Learning Options to help students in grade 7 - 12 succeed with online courses. These programs are monitored by the Houston ISD Virtual School Department, which was established in April 2000, and currently serves two essential functions in the district:
    1. Providing high quality on-line instructional courses to students within HISD and across the globe
    2. Assisting in the coordination, implementation, and oversight of online programs throughout the district such as:
      • Graduation Labs, and 
      • Texas Virtual School Network ( TxVSN)
      • Virtual School Tuition Program
      • Adult Online Courses for High School Completion
      • Texas Connections Academy @ Houston ISD

Payment and Enrollment

  • The Virtual School Department has transitioned to online payments only
    PAY ONLINE - For Non-AP Courses
    PAY ONLINE - For AP Courses

    Got Questions? Contact Maria Bonilla at 713-556-7295 or by email at mbonill3@houstonisd.org
    Automatic Transaction Fees Apply to ALL online payments.

    Title your email: NEW ENROLLMENT FOR (Student Name)
    ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: Wednesday of every week
    Start Date: Monday of the following week


    **We reserve the right to deny enrollment in a course through the Virtual School Department Tuition Based Program.** 

Contact Us

  • VIRTUAL SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
    Houston Independent School District
    4400 West 18th Street
    Houston, TX 77092

    Phone: 713-556-7295

    Fax Line: 713-556-6814

    Team Members 

    Maria E. Bonilla
    Virtual Instruction Program Manager

    Erica Smith
    Academic Program Manager

    Demetria Walker
    Director of Special Populations