Special Education Course Categories

At San Diego Virtual School, we want to provide only the best online middle school and online high school classes in San Diego. Our specialized academic instructors are here to serve students in all the subject areas.

  • English/Language Arts - From English to Language Arts, students will be able to improve upon their literacy skills through reading, writing and communication.
  • Mathematics - Improve basic mathematics skills with Pre-Algebra or Algebra and all the way up to challenging courses for students with Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus and more.
  • Science - We provide a variety of courses in the Sciences, including Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, and more.
  • History/Social Science - Learn about the history of the United States and the world through American History, World Geography, World History, U.S. Government, Economics, and more.
  • Language Other Than English (LOTE) - Improve communication skills in an additional, common language: Spanish.
  • Health & Physical Education - Allow students to develop a better understanding of their health and to establish good health practices through Physical Education and Personal Health and Safety courses.
  • Electives - Allow students to take online high school classes by picking and choosing from electives, a wide range of courses to meet different needs and interests. Electives include Game Development, Personal Finance, Anthropology, Nutrition and more.
  • Visual and Performing Arts- Allow students to partake in creative visual and performing arts classes.

No matter what your child is interested in, SDVS provides a myriad of different courses to meet and surpass state standards. We not only want your child to excel at their academics and studies, but also aim to help them enjoy the learning process by providing courses that are interesting, engaging, and challenging.

Erick Emms

Hello! You can call me Mr. Erick, and I'm excited to be a part of the SDVS team as an Educational Specialist. I am a San Diego County native, and spent most of my life in the North County area (I earned my degree from Cal State San Marcos). I have worked in the Special Education field for over 17 years. Fun facts: I am an only child. As a kid I grew up playing baseball, soccer, and basketball. In high school I played football and track. Now as an adult I play golf. In my spare time I enjoy going on walks, exploring restaurants, watching movies/TV shows, and spending time with History teacher Ms. Weller whom I married in October 2021.

Krystle Johnson

Krystle Johnson is a San Diego Native with Bachelors in both Psychology and Sociology. She also has a Masters in Education! She is excited to be the support teacher for students at San Diego Virtual Schools.

Ms. Johnson loves finding ways to make education interesting, fun, and accessible to every student. She is passionate about students advocating for themselves, helping students to figure out how they learn best, and transitioning them into being successful learners wherever they go. Her goal is always to create students that will be passionate, creative, and life long advocates for themselves all throughout their lives.

When she’s not with students she reads and listens to audiobooks then cuddles with her dog Frankie at home. She also loves to travel and has a goal of going to all 50 states!

She has yet to find a popular song that she cannot turn into whatever subject a student is learning at the time and hopes to one day create a YouTube channel dedicated to those songs. Here are some of her favorites right now: