How It Works

How Online High School Works

Who can attend?

The Arkansas Virtual Academy (ARVA) high school program serves students in grades 9–12 who reside in the state of Arkansas.

What are the costs?

Because ARVA is part of the public school system, it’s tuition-free. Enrolled families receive the K12 curriculum, and qualified students receive a loaner computer, printer, and internet stipend.

Working with Your Teacher

Teachers provide individual and small group assistance via online synchronous sessions called “Class Connects.” Students are expected to attend all required Class Connects and meet with their teacher to receive course assistance, tutoring, and instruction.

Expectations for Completing Schoolwork

At ARVA, student learning and academic growth are paramount. While we offer a level of flexibility, we recognize the importance of classroom pacing and the need for students to complete their work based on set due dates.

ARVA high school uses a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade on their assignments and online lessons. Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success.

Attending teacher-led, direct-instruction, online synchronous Class Connect sessions, along with completing coursework, will help students be successful.

girl studying and working at home

State Testing

ARVA students must comply with all Arkansas-mandated testing requirements. Students through the 10th grade take ACT Aspire assessments.