How It Works
Texas Virtual Academy (TXVA) is a fully-accredited, tuition-free online public school for students in grades 3–12 across the state of Texas. TXVA is provided in partnership with Responsive Education Solutions (ResponsiveEd®) charter schools and operates as an approved charter school of ResponsiveEd.
TXVA is free, including textbooks and curriculum. All instructional materials for the program are provided, with the exclusion of some consumable materials (such as but not limited to printer ink and paper). Families will need to purchase school supplies for some courses, just as they would in a brick-and-mortar classroom. Any optional field trips organized by the school’s local community coordinators would be the only other outside expense.
TXVA uses online curriculum and tools provided by K12. Students can learn at home, on the road, or wherever they have an Internet connection. Attendance, teacher interaction, and daily lessons are conducted online, and lessons use books, materials, and other tools.
Students and their Learning Coaches work together with teachers to facilitate learning and achieve the academic goals set in each student’s Individualized Learning Plan.
Texas-Certified Teachers, Superior Teaching Tools
At TXVA, all students interact with one or more state-certified teachers and communicate regularly with their teachers through e-mail, telephone, and online meetings.
Each TXVA family receives boxes of materials delivered to their home, including a wide array of textbooks and other hands-on tools and resources. These materials complement the interactive online elements of our program, ensuring that students receive instruction using the best method for each subject matter.
Extensive School Support System
TXVA also provides an extensive support system to both parents and students. Working closely with the teacher, the parent (or other responsible adult) serves as a “Learning Coach” to the child, helping facilitate his or her progress and working to modify the pace and schedule as needed. In addition, monthly networking opportunities are provided through various events and outings, enabling the entire school community to keep in close contact.
Individualized Learning, Public School Accountability
In addition to providing individualized learning, as an online public school, TXVA provides the structure, administrative support, oversight, accountability, and state testing required of all public schools.
Social Activities and Student Interaction
Student-to-student interaction is emphasized, so TXVA students have a variety of opportunities for social activities and engagement. There are many ways for students to meet and learn through field trips, virtual school clubs, and special school events. Students can form friendships, gain confidence, learn teamwork, and build on their communication skills. Plus, they can just have fun!