What grades does Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA) offer?
NVVA offers full-time enrollment for grades 6–12.
What subjects will my child study?
Language arts, math, science, history, art, health/PE and music are the core courses. There are also other courses in the appropriate grade levels, such as world languages. High school students also have access to AP® courses, as well as numerous elective courses. ;Visit our middle school, and high school curriculum pages for more details.
What does it cost to attend the NVVA?
Because NVVA is a public charter school, there is no tuition. Families are responsible for providing access to a computer and internet service as well as some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper).
Does NVVA 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. High school students receive fewer books and materials than middle school students.
How much time do students spend on the computer?
In the younger grades, many of the online lessons include offline work. Students in sixth grade spend about 50–60 percent of their time online. Screen time increases as students progress through middle school, and by high school, most of the school day is online.
Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?
Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my accelerated 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. The high school curriculum includes honors and AP® courses, and world language courses are available to all students in up to five languages.
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.
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. Stride K12 online national clubs help connect students with like interests and passions. And students may attend extracurricular activities at area schools.
Will my child have the same graduation opportunities as students in traditional public schools?
Yes. As a public charter school in Nevada students can earn a diploma through NVVA based on successful completion and mastery of course content as well as exams and state assessments.