How It Works
Curious how online learning works?
With online learning, your child can learn at home, or wherever there's an internet connection, while enjoying the benefits and support of a school program. They'll complete a mix of online lessons and offline activities, using Stride K12-provided books and materials.* State-licensed teachers provide instruction in virtual sessions called "Class Connects."
What to Expect
What's my role as a parent?
You'll play an active and important role as your child's Learning Coach. Plan to:
- Provide academic support, motivation, and guidance throughout the school year
- Ensure your child is on track with assignments and coursework
- Communicate with teachers
- Report daily attendance
If you or your child's legal guardian are unable to fill this role, you can choose a family member, friend, or another trusted adult to be the Learning Coach.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to attend Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA)?
Students in grades 6–12 who reside in Nevada.
How many of my children can I enroll in NVVA?
Because NVVA provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades 6–12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.
What does it cost to attend NVVA?
Because NVVA is a public charter school, there is no tuition. We provide Nevada-licensed teachers and instructional materials. Families are responsible for providing some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
What is the attendance policy?
As Nevada public school students, all NVVA students must comply with the state-required minimum number of 180 instructional days.
Can our family take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school holidays or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their student's teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar.
How much time will my child spend online?
In the younger grades, many of the online lessons include offline work. Students in grades 6–8 spend more than 60 percent of their time online, and by high school, most of the school day is online.
Are there any in-person learning opportunities for students?
Yes. NVVA's blended learning program serves students in grades 6–12 who may need more support than can be provided through a strictly virtual program. Blended learning combines online and in-person instruction. Students enjoy weekly in-person instruction with a state-licensed teacher at an assigned Learning Center to help them achieve academic success while also maintaining their virtual classes and assignments. NVVA operates two Learning Centers in the Las Vegas Valley and an in-person tutoring site in Reno. Families must transport their student to and from their in-person learning site on scheduled days.
Learn more about the Learning Centers by attending an in-person information session.
How do students interact socially?
Students spend time with classmates online and through school outings, field trips, and other activities. In addition to school-based clubs, Stride K12 online national clubs help connect students with like interests and passions.
*Course materials vary by course and school.