High School Curriculum

Courses Specifically Designed for High School Students

Nevada Virtual Academy uses the K12 high school curriculum to serve our students in grades 9–12. The high school environment blends the best features of the company's world-renowned K–8 learning environment—the research-driven design, the compelling interactivity, the ease of use of both online and offline content—with key features designed to make the high school experience successful, given the far more complex world of high school content, skills, and need for time management.

A Robust Catalog of Courses for Diverse Learners

The K12 High School Course Catalog is robust, offering more than 90 core, elective, and Advanced Placement (AP®) courses. Math, language arts, science, and history courses are offered in multiple versions to meet the needs of diverse learners with diverse goals. Up to four levels of world languages are offered as well. Students can chart their own course, choosing from among four levels of courses to match their aptitude and goals.

Four Versions of Core Subjects

With the K12 high school curriculum, students can harness the power of individualized learning by choosing from the following four versions of math, English, science, and history courses:

  • K12 Core courses are similar to the standard courses offered by many other programs. They meet all academic requirements for each course area both for graduation as well as for potential admission into a wide range of colleges.
  • K12 Comprehensive courses are designed for students entering with a strong foundational knowledge and aptitude in the subject area being covered, as well as solid study skills.
  • K12 Honors courses hold students to a greater degree of accountability, and demand even greater independence and self-discipline than their Comprehensive counterparts.
  • K12 Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level courses that follow curriculum specified by the College Board. Like K12 Honors courses, AP courses require a greater degree of self-discipline for in-depth study of the subject.
  • For the full list of K12 courses or to download our catalog, view the high school course list.

Earn College Credit While in High School

Does your high school student want a head start on a college education? At Nevada Virtual Academy, after one year of enrollment, eligible students in grades 11 and 12 may take courses through local community colleges or universities, at a minimal cost, to earn high school and college level credit.

  • Nevada Virtual Academy counselors must approve the course(s), prior to enrolling at one of our dual credit partner schools. Participating students who wish to earn university credit must have a cumulative 3.8 GPA. Participating students who wish to earn community college credit must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • Dual credit partners include: University of Nevada, Las Vegas; University of Nevada, Reno; Grand Canyon University; College of Southern Nevada; Truckee Meadows Community College; Western Nevada College; and Great Basin College
  • A transcript must be submitted upon completion of the course. If the student receives below a C in the course, he or she cannot participate the next semester and the student is responsible for full reimbursement of academic related fees to Nevada Virtual Academy.