Title IX Non-Discrimination

Nevada Virtual Academy does not discriminate on the basis of a protected class including but not limited to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability in the programs or activities which it operates or the employment therein or admission thereto. Nevada Virtual Academy strictly adheres to all non-discrimination and anti-harassment laws and does not tolerate acts of harassment.

Nevada Virtual Academy is committed to providing an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, which includes gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence, as regulated by Title IX, and to ensuring the accessibility of appropriate grievance procedures for addressing all complaints regarding all forms of sex discrimination and sexual harassment. Nevada Virtual Academy reserves the authority to address sex discrimination and sexual harassment whenever becoming aware of their potential existence, regardless of whether a complaint has been lodged in accordance with the grievance procedure set forth below. Nevada Virtual Academy reserves the authority to address sex discrimination and sexual harassment even if the same, similar or related circumstances are also being addressed under another policy, whether of Nevada Virtual Academy or another entity. Furthermore, Nevada Virtual Academy reserves the right to pursue sexual misconduct violations that fall outside of the scope of Title IX based on Nevada Virtual Academy’s judgment that the alleged actions are contrary to any part of its code of conduct.

Information and Assistance

Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment means conduct of a sexual nature that meets any of the following:

  • Sex discrimination occurs when a person, because of their sex, is denied participation in or the benefits of any education program or activity that receives federal financial assistance.

    Sexual harassment
    means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

    1. A school employee conditioning education benefits on participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (i.e., quid pro quo); or
    2. Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the school's education program or activity; or
    3. Sexual assault (as defined in the Clery Act), dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Sexual harassment can be verbal, nonverbal or physical.

Any individual, who believes they may have experienced any form of sex discrimination or sexual harassment, or who believes that they have observed such actions taking place, may receive information and assistance regarding the School’s policies and reporting procedures from any of the following:

Title IX Coordinator:
Megan Bernardo

Nevada Virtual Academy
4801 S. Sandhill Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121

Additionally, you may contact the Office of Civil Rights by calling 1-800-421-3481.

Title IX Coordinator Certification of Annual Trainings

Nevada Virtual Academy must train employees on their reporting responsibilities and assure that they are making all efforts to comply with expectations of the law. Annual online trainings are designed to inform employees about their duty to report sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and other behaviors that fall under Title IX. Trainings are completed by school staff and Title IX Coordinators annually.

Title IX Coordinator Training Certification [PDF]

Grievance Policy [PDF]