6–8 Curriculum

Texas Virtual Academy (TXVA) uses the K12 curriculum, which is based on decades of education research about how minds really work and draws on proven learning methods to ensure that Texas state standards are met in every course. With courses approved by the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) through the Texas Education Agency in six core subjects, it was designed to let kids find the learning style that works best for them.

The curriculum is wrapped with rich, engaging content that turns minds on—content that focuses minds that usually wander when they’re not challenged, content that helps those minds that get lost in the shuffle, and content designed for minds that need a little more or a little less time.

At TXVA, we believe that all children deserve to achieve their full potential.

Nurturing Young Minds

At TXVA, we nurture inquisitive minds with the K12 approach that Big Ideas + Consecutive Down Payments + Practice = Mastery. Throughout our grade 6–8 course offerings, you will find certain recurring themes that build on the previous grades’ teaching and weave an ever-richer tapestry of knowledge. With more than 700 lessons per subject, your children can dive deeply into the areas that interest them.

Superior Curriculum

The curriculum was created by a team of experts at K12, using tried and true educational approaches for instruction. Our core courses—language arts/English, math, science, history, art, and music— are combined into a rich full-time schooling option. The lesson plans for each subject are integrated, so your child may be reading literature from the same time period as the art or history lesson she is studying. What begins as a story about a king who lost his wife may end up with an examination of the architecture and history of the Taj Mahal, built as a monument to a dead queen.

Bringing Lessons to Life

At TXVA, lessons come to life with a rich mixture of both online and offline teaching tools, including interactive animations, award-winning printed books with beautiful illustrations and narrative, engaging videos, and materials for hands-on experiments. Lessons are followed by assessments so you can be sure that your child has mastered a particular area before moving on, and built-in planning and progress tools make it easy to keep on track.

Core Courses

See the full outline of all courses offered with course descriptions, as well as the syllabus for each course including materials.