FAQs

What grades are offered by Texas Virtual Academy?

Texas Virtual Academy currently offers grades 6–12 for Texas students.

What subjects will my child study?

Language arts, math, science, social studies, music, technology, and art are the core courses. Your child will also take physical education and health classes in grades 6–8. Visit the K–8 online courses and high school online courses sections on K12.com for the full list.

How much does it cost to attend Texas Virtual Academy?

As an online public charter school, there is no tuition. TXVA provides students with the instructional materials for the program. Students and families will be responsible for providing some consumable materials.

How do students interact with their teacher?

Students interact with teachers on a regular basis in a variety of ways such as

  • Live synchronous instruction
  • Teacher led outings
  • Daily e-mail and other contacts from your teacher

Will my children have physical education classes?

Yes. At TXVA, we offer PE classes in addition to the core subject areas and other courses based on grade level. For 6–8 students, physical education is required 30 minutes per day, for a total of 150 minutes per week. The physical activity your student logs for attendance must meet the PE Lesson Objectives for that week’s assignment.

How do you accommodate students with special needs?

One of the joys of learning with TXVA is the opportunity to receive individualized instruction. TXVA’s charter authorizer, ResponsiveEd®, will provide services tailored to meet your needs, depending on a child’s IEP.  To discuss your child’s needs with us, please call 972.316.3663.

  • Our students with a 504 plan are supported by our highly qualified team of professionals.  For more information or to discuss your child’s 504 plan, please call 903.662.8685.
  • Our trained Dyslexia specialist work with our students to equipping them for academic success. To discuss your students current plan or for additional information about our Dyslexia program please call 832.819.3641.
  • Our ELL, English Language Learners, are provided with an ESL certified teacher that provides supports, strategies, accommodations, and monitoring  for student success in language acquisition.  To discuss your student’s English language needs please call Stephanie Makulinski at 214 494-1246.  Translators are provided when requested.

How do TXVA students interact socially?

Throughout the year, students are invited to participate in school gatherings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, zoos), and other social events. We find that local clusters of TXVA families also organize on their own to gather together in their area on a regular basis. We are always exploring new ways to interact socially using the powerful reach of the Internet. With online discussions and forums, new types of communities can be formed that are based not on geography and place, but on shared interests.

Will this program intrude into my home?

Home visits are not a part of TXVA as it is a distance-learning program. All interactions between parents/students and their teacher are conducted remotely via an online school, phone, or other communication medium. This school was created to help your child obtain a first-class education and serve your family’s needs. If you ever feel that it is not right for your family or your child, you can withdraw your child at any time.

How much time do students spend on the computer?

The amount of time students will spend on the computer will vary by grade level. We believe in a balanced approach toward education. Computers help us provide you with effective assessment, planning, and time-management tools. Computers also act as powerful tools that can motivate, stimulate, and inform children about the world around them. They do not, however, replace a solid education; rather, they help facilitate one. That’s why we use a unique multimedia approach that also includes a great deal of well-written and designed textbooks, workbooks, and hands-on instructional materials.