Myths About Online Schools

MYTH: Students who attend online schools lack socialization and social skills.

FACT: Students at TXVA will have the opportunity to participate in  academic and social outings during the year. These outings may include trips to museums, zoos, parks, and other community destinations. We also encourage students to participate in clubs. As a result, many online school students feel that having friends separate from school results in richer and more successful social lives for them.

MYTH: You’ll spend all day staring at a computer.

FACT: While attendance, planning, and assessment are all recorded online, the amount of time your child spends on his or her computer is in part dependent on the grade he or she is in. K-8 students spend less time in front of a computer while students in grades 9-12 spend significantly more time working online.. The rest of the K12 curriculum relies on printed and/or hands-on materials, including beautifully crafted textbooks, paint, rocks, and telescopes.

MYTH: Online schools don’t meet the curriculum requirements for public schools.

FACT: TXVA is a public charter school that operates outside of a traditional classroom. We provide access to a portfolio of Texas Virtual School Network-approved high school courses, including math, English/language arts, science, social sciences, and more. As public school students, your children will be expected to spend a certain amount of time each day engaged in schoolwork.

MYTH: Virtual school students don’t have to take state tests.

FACT: TXVA students are required to take standardized tests mandated by the state of Texas. The K12 curriculum was developed by experts to meet Texas Academic Standards to.