• Empire Virtual Learning Academy is an online school that is part of North Lawrence Community Schools.  As student needs and learning styles continue to evolve, Empire is designed to allow students to have a rigorous online academic experience.  While partnering with a proven online instructional program, Empire will provide local connections to students and families.  These resources provide a local, human touch for families experiencing school in a virtual setting.  Our goal is to provide a meaningful academic experience for students who prefer virtual instruction.