How It Works
Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA) uses online curriculum and services provided by K12. Learning can happen at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found. While attendance, teacher interaction, and daily lessons are conducted online, our lessons use physical materials and offline tools as well.
Certified Teachers, Superior Teaching Tools
At Tennessee Virtual Academy, all students interact with one or more Tennessee certified teachers (depending on the grade level) and communicate regularly with their teachers through e-mail, telephone, and online meetings. Each TNVA family receives boxes of materials, including a wide array of textbooks, CDs, videos, and other hands-on tools and resources. These materials complement the interactive online elements of our program, ensuring that students receive instruction using the best method for each subject matter.
In certain cases based on financial need, TNVA may loan a computer to an enrolling family. This determination will take place during the enrollment process.
Extensive Support System
TNVA also provides an extensive support system to both parents and students. In grades K–8, working closely with the teacher or teachers, the parent (or other responsible adult) serves as a "Learning Coach" to the child, helping to facilitate his or her progress and working to modify the pace and schedule as needed. Each teacher is state certified and trained in his or her specific subject area. In addition, monthly networking opportunities are provided through various events and outings, enabling the entire school community to keep in close contact.
Individualized Learning, Public School Accountability
In addition to providing individualized learning, TNVA provides the structure, administrative support, oversight, accountability, and testing required of all public schools.
Family Academic Support Team (FAST)
The Family Academic Support Team (FAST) empowers students to overcome challenges—be they academic, social, emotional, medical, or otherwise—to succeed in school and beyond. This holistic approach includes early intervention, support services, and linking families to school and community based resources. FAST members and teachers work with families to provide the extra help needed to enable students to stay motivated and on track.