On September 4, 2013, the Village Green Virtual Charter School, located at 135 Weybosset Street, opened its doors to 136 students spanning Grades 9 and 10. The physical design of the school consisted of two distinct reimagined physical learning spaces—learning centers and workshops. There were three workshops (classrooms) on the first floor that held 8 to 12 students, and one large room referred to as the Learning Center that contained 50 individual student workstations. On the second floor, there was a larger learning center that held 80+ workstations. There were no workshops on the second floor. The administration had offices on the third floor. Since that first year, the school’s enrollment has been held at a consistent 225 students, and the school’s footprint has significantly increased over its first decade of operation. Significant changes have been made to the school’s physical design, and continue to be made, to enhance the students’ high school learning experience with academics and social-emotional learning being the main foci.
The school is comprised of two campuses—its Main Campus at 135 Weybosset Street for Grades 9, 10, and 11; and, its adjacent Rhody Campus for Grade 12 located at 204 Westminster Street (just next door).
VGV’s Main Campus is comprised of five distinct reimagined physical learning spaces: nine classrooms, two large learning centers, an Academic Support Center, a STEM/STEAM Lab, and the “Garage”: