What grades does Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA) offer?
TNVA offers full-time enrollment for grades K-9, enrolling new students through grade 8.
What subjects will my child study?
Language arts, math, science, and history are the core courses. There are also other courses in the appropriate grade levels, such as music, art, and physical education.
What does it cost to attend TNVA?
Because TNVA is a public school, there is no tuition. We provide Tennessee-licensed teachers and instructional materials. Families are responsible for providing their own computer, internet service, and some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
Does TNVA provide textbooks and other instructional materials?
Yes. We provide textbooks and instructional materials. These books and materials are dependent on the student's grade level and the courses they're enrolled in.
Can my child work at his or her own pace?
The elementary program is self-paced and flexible within the parameters specified by state law. Junior high school students complete lessons in synchronous and asynchronous sessions and are expected to complete quizzes, tests, and other assignments in a timely manner.
How much time do students spend on the computer?
We expect that students will spend no more than 15 to 30 percent of their school time on the computer in grades K–5 and 50 to 70 percent in grades 6–8. In grade 9, most of the school day will be online. We believe in a balanced approach toward education. Computers help us provide you with effective assessment, planning, and time-management tools. Computers also act as powerful teaching tools that can motivate, stimulate, and inform children about the world around them. They do not, however, replace a solid education. Rather, they help facilitate one. That's why we use a unique multimedia approach that also includes traditional books, workbooks, and instructional materials.
Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?
Depending on your child's IEP, we may be able to tailor our curriculum to meet your child's needs. See below for additional information about rights and responsibilities regarding the education of a child on an IEP:
Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
Procedural Safeguards [PDF]
If you suspect that your child may have an unidentified disability, please view this document [PDF]. To discuss your child's needs with us, please contact our office and we will put you in touch with our special education team.
Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my advanced learner?
The beauty of our program is that it is flexible enough to meet children where they are in any given subject and take them where they want to go. Grade placement assessments, completed as part of the enrollment process, allow us to place your student in the appropriate level of curriculum. So, for example, if your sixth grader is doing math on a seventh-grade level and reading on an eighth-grade level, we can tailor lesson plans to meet your student's abilities.
How do students interact socially?
Throughout the year, students will be invited to participate in school outings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, zoos), picnics, and other social events. Local groups of students and parents can get together on their own. K12 online national clubs help connect students with like interests.