Meet Our Instructors


All instructors are from southwest Virginia. They understand the unique dynamics of students from this region. The instructors are fully accredited college adjuncts. They undergo an approval process by each of the four area community colleges before they are hired by Elite Learning to teach a course.

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Plan Your Next Move







Planning a nursing/medical career? Let Elite Learning help to jump start your education while still in high school with the addition of two new courses. Medical Terminology I & II and Developmental Psychology will be added to the Elite Learning curriculum in 2017-2018. Check out our new courses for more info and talk to your guidance counselor today.

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New Course Offerings in 2017-2018

Elite Learning will offer the following new courses in the upcoming school year:

  NEW! Developmental Psychology (PSY 230) 

  • Fall, Spring, Yearlong
  • Possible requirement for Health Sciences including nursing degree.
  • Studies the development of the individual from conception to death. Follows a life-span perspective on the development of the person's physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth.
  • 3 credits

NEW! Medical Terminology I & II (HLT 143 & HLT 144)

  • Fall, Spring, Yearlong 
  • Possible requirement for Health Sciences including nursing degree. 
  • Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology.
  • 6 credits

NEW! Survey of American Literature I & II (ENG 241 & ENG 242)

  • Spring or Yearlong
  • Examines American literary works from colonial times to the present, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of our national literature. Involves critical reading and writing.
  • Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval.
  • Prerequisite: ENG 112 or written approval from community college.
  • 6 credits

NEW! International Relations I (PLS 241)

  • Fall
  • Teaches geographic, demographic, economic, ideological, and other factors conditioning the policies of countries and discusses conflicts and their adjustment.
  • 3 credits

NEW! Introduction to Conflict Resolution (PLS 250)

  • Spring 
  • Teaches basic concepts and methods of conflict resolution, which includes the factors that lead to conflict, and how conflicts can be prevented or brought to an end through peaceful means. Focuses on national and international conflict resolution.
  • 3 credits


Instructor selection, student interest, and preferences of community colleges may affect course offerings. All new course offerings are subject to change

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Benefits of Elite Learning


• Four community colleges support SVETN and Elite courses; therefore, students can earn college credits with each course! These colleges are: VHCC, MECC, SVCC, and WCC.

• Asynchronous courses can be taken at any time during the school day.

• More and more often, colleges and universities are using distance learning as a way to deliver their courses to students. Participating in an asynchronous course while in high school will give students an experiential advantage.

• Virginia’s Early College Scholars program requires students to complete at least 15 transferable college credits. Elite Learning provides a variety of courses to help accomplish this honorable task.

• Registering for classes is simple. Guidance counselors can register each student by visiting Follow the steps for Online Course Enrollment.

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Inclement Weather Policy

Elite Learning Inclement Weather Policy

Asynchronous online courses have many advantages over the traditional classroom. Among those advantages are the availability of the instructor, the opportunity to "attend" class from many locations, the flexibility of schedule, and no make-up days due to snow. To provide the required amount of “seat-time” for students, Elite Learning instructors will continue to present class material and require assignment submissions. When some schools are temporarily closed, it is necessary to require a continuation of assigned work even if students are absent from school due to weather. It is the responsibility of the student to access the class via Internet during this type of absence. Students without Internet access beyond school hours will need to discuss this with their instructor at the beginning of the semester.

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