How It Works (Grades 3–8)

Texas Virtual Academy (TXVA) is a tuition-free, public, Responsive Education Solutions (ResponsiveEd®) charter school that uses the outstanding K12 curriculum. Students access lessons and online instructional class sessions led by teachers via an online school as well as through more traditional methods. Materials are delivered right to the family’s doorstep—including books, microscopes, cell samples, and more. Coursework can be completed at home, in libraries, or anywhere there is an Internet connection.

We also partner parents and students with state-certified teachers to help guide and track their progress through the curriculum. Acting as Learning Coaches, parents can be closely involved in their children’s daily education. They’re able to see real progress every day and work with dedicated teachers to keep their students on track.

Student-to-student interaction is emphasized, so TXVA students are always well-educated and well-socialized. Throughout the year, there are opportunities to attend in-person gatherings, activities, and field trips.

Through K12‘s easy-to-use system, students log in through their computer to access their classes and coursework. Teachers will lead virtual classes through Class Connect, and students can talk with teachers and other students during class using their keyboard or microphone to ask and answer questions and participate in group discussions. Parents can monitor their student’s progress and log in to take the required attendance.

Who is this intended for?

TXVA currently serves students in grades 3–8 who reside within the state of Texas and qualify under the terms of participation for enrollment.

A student is eligible to enroll full-time in courses if the student:

  • Was enrolled in a public school in Texas in the preceding school year
  • Has been placed in substitute care in Texas, regardless of whether the student was enrolled in a public school in this state in the preceding school year
  • Is a dependent of a member of the United States military; was previously enrolled in high school in this state; and no longer resides in this state as a result of a military deployment or transfer

For more detailed eligibility requirements and a listing of the school districts we currently serve, please visit our How to Enroll page.

What are the costs?

None. Because we are part of the public school system, TXVA is tuition-free. The entire K12 curriculum is provided free of charge.

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.

How do I get started?

See our How to Enroll page for more information about how to get started.