Nevada Virtual Academy is accredited by Cognia, formerly AdvancEd. As with all schools that receive accreditation from Cognia, applicant schools are required to host an initial team visit. Then the school completes a self-study process and hosts a second visiting team, which reviews and validates the self-study. The last step is for an annual report to be reviewed by the appropriate state committee.
What is a credit?
Cognia Policies and Procedures Manual defines a credit as a common unit of measure that represents successful student achievement relevant to a predefined area of study. The standard for the predefined area of study shall be determined by the particular state, informed by national guidelines. A credit is often defined as a unit of credit awarded for successful completion of a course, which shall include not less than 120 hours of instruction or its equivalent per year.
If I move, will my credits transfer to a school in another state?
Generally, the answer is "yes." Cognia participates in reciprocity of credits between regions and states. When a question arises, parents are encouraged to meet the principal of the receiving school. If a resolution cannot be met, parents may call Cognia and the organization will seek to involve the particular region's association.