Signature Programs
Virtual Saints

Fall Courses

Virtual Saints offers competitively priced, for-credit virtual classes during the school year to our current Saints community and to students from other schools in grades 9-12. This program will serve academically motivated students who wish to complete a required course to create more room in their regular schedule, or take a high-interest elective course that is typically not offered during the school year. Participating in this program will create more opportunities for students to take a wide array of specialized classes later in their high school years.

*The deadline to register for fall Virtual Saints classes is August 1, 2023.

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  • Mandarin 1 (Full Year)

    Instructor: Grace Pei
    Grade Levels: 9th – 12th
    Dates: August 28, 2023 – May 10, 2024 (Full Year)
    Required Materials: TBD
    This course is a beginning Mandarin Chinese language course designed for students with no Chinese language background. Following the guidelines of the National Foreign Language Standards, students will leave this course with the ability to: comprehend readings of simple sentences; ask questions and carry on simple conversations about such topics as family, nationality, and the calendar; share likes and dislikes regarding animals, food, and fruit; give brief oral messages and presentations about people, family, and school; write characters with the correct stroke order; and write simple sentences in Chinese characters regarding the topics covered. In addition, the students will be able to gain an understanding of basic aspects of Chinese culture.
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  • Introduction to Photoshop

    Instructor: Emmi Sprayberry
    Grade Levels: 9th – 12th
    Dates: August 28 – December 8, 2023
    Required Materials: USB Drive (16-32 gb) and Adobe Photoshop
    Photoshop is the most powerful image editing program used for all design industries, from photography and magazines, to advertising and film. This introductory course will guide you through Photoshop’s essentials — the interface, navigation, selections, layers and channels. Hands-on lessons will help develop basic knowledge of image production such as resolution and image size, selection techniques, color models, shortcuts and tips for enhancing productivity. Studets must have taken Graphic Design 1 or Intro to Graphic Design.
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  • Photography

    Instructor: Emmi Sprayberry
    Grade Levels: 10th – 12th
    Dates: August 28 – December 8, 2023
    Required Materials: Any type of working camera — iphone, polaroid, digital, point and shoot (it's the photographer that makes the an image good not the camera), Adobe scan, and Adobe Lightroom Classic

    This course will help the students become well rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography. Four areas of instruction will be emphasized: How cameras work, how composition works, how lighting works, how to use photo editing software. Students will explore art through the use of a camera to produce original photographically-based artwork
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  • Cinematic Francophone Identity

    Instructor: Wesley Saylor
    Materials: All materials will be provided by the teacher
    Grade Levels: 11th-12th
    Synchronous Meeting Time: Mondays from 7:00-9:00pm CST
    Tuition: $475
    This course focuses on using film to discuss what it means to be Francophone. We will first learn how to look at film by analyzing film techniques and discuss what a typical American film means. Then we will use that to explore a film of a different Francophone country: France, Canada, Martinique, Algeria, & Indochina (Historical piece). Each country includes a series of articles, youtube videos, & background research before watching the film. At the end of the course, you will be responsible for a final project that allows you to go and watch a film on your own, applying everything we have learned to discuss “Francophonia” in that chosen film. The instructor has an approved list available - other options will be considered.
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Global Online Academy

St. Andrew's is the only school in Mississippi to have been granted membership in Global Online Academy (GOA), a consortium of leading independent schools from around the world that provides online courses which go beyond the confines of the traditional school curriculum, and we are excited to now be able to provide this experience to students outside of St. Andrew's through Virtual Saints' curriculum. Interested students can view the full course offerings here and browse popular courses below.

*The the cost of semester GOA courses is $650 and a full-year course is $900. The deadline to apply for fall GOA classes is August 1, 2023.

  • Architecture
  • Cybersecurity
  • Business Problem Solving
  • Medical Problem Solving
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Graphic Design


St. Andrew’s academics evolve and expand to provide our students the very best opportunities to explore their curiosity. Thanks to a partnership with the prestigious Malone Schools Online Network, St. Andrew’s students are able to access challenging and specialized classes taught by instructors at independent schools around the country. We are excited to be able to offer our Virtual Saints students access to these unique courses. Interested students can browse popular courses below or view the full 2023-24 catalogue.

*The cost of a semester Malone course is $800 and full-year Malone course is $1600. The deadline to apply for Malone fall classes is April 1, 2024.

  • German 1
  • Arabic 1
  • Introduction to Playwriting
  • The Science and Ethics of Sports Performance
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  • Multivariable Calculus

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    Linda Rodriguez 

    Upper School English and History Teacher, Director of Virtual Learning
    (601) 853-6000
Foundations — Grade 12 • Jackson, Mississippi
South Campus | Infants to Grade 4
4120 Old Canton Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39216
North Campus | Grades 5 to 12
370 Old Agency Road, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157