A Message From the Director

On behalf of Livingston Virtual and Livingston Parish Public Schools, welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Livingston Virtual is Livingston Parish’s first online learning experience for students grades six (6) through twelve (12) residing in Livingston Parish. Our mission is to grow and expand the educational opportunities for students residing in Livingston Parish. I believe all students can succeed and that students should be at the center of every decision made to engage them in learning while still setting high expectations and working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to reach those expectations. Livingston Virtual will support students in their quests for excellence as lifelong learners in a safe and caring environment as they journey toward their future destination on a slightly different path.

Our program will combine rigorous academics with a variety of learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies to address the individual needs, interests, aspirations, and backgrounds of students – to create an extraordinary online learning experience. Like a traditional brick-and-mortar school, Livingston Virtual has highly qualified, certified teachers who will instruct and coach students through online courses. Livingston Virtual will focus on authentic and personalized learning, student mastery, and community as well as rigor, relevance, and relationships in order to cultivate citizens who are college, career, and community ready. During the upcoming school year, students should anticipate working approximately five (5) to eight (8) hours per day to remain on-pace to complete the courses and earn credits. To meet this challenge, students must continuously demonstrate the following competencies associated with a successful online experience: superior communication skills, self-motivation and discipline, and ownership of learning.

 

If you have any questions during the upcoming school year, please do not hesitate to contact Livingston Virtual at (225) 686-4333 or at LivingstonVirtual@lpsb.org. The Livingston Virtual staff is ready to assist you in any possible way. If I can personally be of assistance, please do not hesitate to email me directly at Lorna.Ott@lpsb.org. I look forward to getting to know you this school year.

 

Kindest regards,

 

Lorna B. Ott

M. Ed.

Livingston Virtual Director

Our Mission

The mission of Livingston Virtual is to grow and expand the educational opportunities for students residing in Livingston Parish.  All students can succeed, and students should be at the center of every decision made in order to engage them in learning while still setting high expectations and working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to reach those expectations. Livingston Virtual will support students in their quests for excellence as lifelong learners’ journey toward their future destination on a slightly different path.

Our History

Discussions about providing students residing in Livingston Parish additional academic opportunities opposed to our traditional brick and mortar schools began in 2016.  Livingston Virtual, a program for students who, for a variety of reasons, do better with an online learning environment, was presented to LPPS Board Members in February 2020.  Members of the LPPS Curriculum Department and the staff of Livingston Virtual have been working to develop policies and procedures for the program to launch its first classes in August 2020.

Livingston Virtual

Main Campus

9261 Florida Blvd.

Walker, Louisiana 70785

225-686-4333

LivingstonVirtual@lpsb.org

Notice of  Non-Discrimination

The Livingston Parish School Board does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment), and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by Title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX Coordinator is Stephen Parrill. Livingston Parish Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all websites and web applications, both public-facing and for internal use, conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W.C.A.G.) 2.0 Level AA. Any issues should be reported toLPWebAccessibility@lpsb.org. (stephen.parrill@lpsb.org), Assistant Superintendent, P.O. Box 1130, Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225) 686-7044. The Special Education Director is Dr. Eric Penalber (eric.penalber@lpsb.org); the LPPS 504 Coordinator is Marcia McKnight (Marcia.McKnight@lpsb.org), P.O. Box 1130 Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225)686-4248