What grades are offered by Arkansas Virtual Academy (ARVA)?
ARVA serves Arkansas students in grades K–12. .
What subjects will my child study?
Language arts/English, math, science, and history are the core courses. There are also other courses in the appropriate grade levels, such as art, health/PE, music, and world languages. Visit our elementary, middle school, and high school curriculum pages for more details.
Does ARVA provide textbooks and other instructional materials?
Yes. We provide the textbooks and instructional materials. These books and materials are dependent on the student's grade level and the courses they're enrolled in. High school students receive fewer books and materials than elementary and middle school students.
Can my child work at their own pace?
The elementary program is self-paced and flexible within the parameters specified by state law. Middle school and high school students complete lessons in synchronous and asynchronous sessions and are expected to complete quizzes, tests, and other assignments in a timely manner.
How much time do students spend on the computer?
In the younger grades, many of the online lessons include offline work. Students in grades K–2 spend about 30–40 percent of their time on the computer, while students in grades 3–5 spend about 50–60 percent of their time online. Screen time increases in middle school, and by high school, most of the school day is online.
Do you provide curriculum for children with special needs?
Depending on your child's IEP, we should be able to tailor instruction to meet your child's needs. See below for additional information about rights and responsibilities regarding the education of a child on an IEP:
If you think your child may have an unidentified disability, please read this document. To discuss your child's needs with us, please contact our office at email@example.com, and we'll put you in touch with our special education team.
Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my advanced learner?
The beauty of our program is that it is flexible enough to meet children where they are in any given subject and take them where they want to go. Grade placement assessments, completed as part of the enrollment process, allow us to place your student in the appropriate level of curriculum. So, for example, if your fourth grader is doing math on a sixth-grade level and reading on a fourth-grade level, we can tailor lesson plans to meet your student's abilities.
How do students interact socially?
Students spend time with classmates online and through school outings, field trips, and other activities. In addition to school-based clubs, K12 online national clubs help connect students with like interests and passions.
Will this program intrude into my home?
There are no home visits as part of the program and no other intrusions into your home.
Does ARVA accept students who have been expelled from another Arkansas public school?
According to state law, ARVA is a public school and does not have to accept students who have been expelled from an Arkansas public school. Students who have been expelled from an Arkansas public school and submit an enrollment application to ARVA will be considered on an individual basis. Parents are responsible for informing ARVA upon initial submission of the enrollment application if their student has been expelled from school.