PTS Virtual FAQs

Who is eligible to attend PTS Virtual?

Portage Township students in grades kindergarten through 12 are eligible to sign up for the PTS Virtual option.

How are the classes structured?

PTS teachers design the curriculum for each class, which is then posted to Schoology for the child to complete. Students will find opportunities to collaborate with the teacher at a scheduled time during the school day and be assigned some work that may be completed at their own time and pace. Students will participate in classes 5 days per week.

Can middle and high school students take classes of their choice?

Yes. PTS Virtual students remain eligible to take co-curricular and elective courses of their choice. Some of these courses may not be available through a PTS teacher and, therefore, will be offered through our partnership with Edmentum.

What is the schedule for PTS Virtual?

Once enrolled, students must remain in PTS Virtual until the end of the current semester in order to provide consistency for our students and staff. PTS Virtual students and staff follow the same school calendar with scheduled weekends and breaks.

My child currently attends a different school. Can they attend PTS Virtual?

Yes. Students who are not current Portage Township Schools students but live within Portage Township may transfer into PTS and enroll in PTS Virtual.

What is the student-to-teacher ratio?

The highest ratio will be 30 students for each teacher.

What is the cost to attend PTS Virtual?

PTS Virtual is operated by Portage Township Schools and is tuition-free. Families will pay curricular fees as normal, which covers the cost of any materials and digital resources for the students.

I do not have a device or reliable internet at home. What should I do?

Students will continue to use their school-issued device for their PTS Virtual classes. Contact PTS Virtual principal Michael DePasquale at to learn about the various internet options available for our families.

Can PTS Virtual students participate in school functions and extra-curricular activities?

Yes. Students are eligible to participate in all school-hosted functions and extra-curricular activities through their “home” school. (For example: A student who previously attended Crisman Elementary can participate in Crisman’s activities.) Seniors who attend PTS Virtual are eligible to participate in graduation.

Can I return to a traditional school setting?

Yes. At the end of each semester, students and families can chose to re-enter their traditional schools. All high school credits earned in PTS Virtual will be the same as credits earned in a traditional setting.

Can I enroll anytime during the school year?

Enrollment prior to the start of each semester is preferred. We will work with families on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility for enrollment after the start of the semester.

I have more than one child attending PTS. Do they need to choose the same option?

No. Children within a family can independently choose between the traditional, in-person school day or PTS Virtual.

How do I enroll in PTS Virtual?

Click here to provide your information and sign up. Our PTS Virtual principal will contact you to schedule either an in-person or virtual meeting to complete the process.