The Natchitoches Parish School Board approved the creation of the Natchitoches Virtual Academy (NVA) on Thursday, May 6, 2021. The Academy will offer online instruction for grades 6-12 next academic year. The selective admission program will offer two personalized programs for self-motivated learners in the district:
- A full-time virtual program for students taking all online courses
- An accelerated learning program that will give virtual and face-to-face-students an opportunity to take an advanced learning course online in addition to their regular course load
The Virtual Academy will offer similar academic rigor to that of traditional face-to-face instruction but will offer the flexibility that some students may need to succeed. While students receive instruction and complete coursework online through Edgenuity, an NVA Teacher will be available to offer additional guidance on difficult to understand topics. Each NVA student is expected to meet weekly with his/her NVA Teacher, record their attendance every school day, and complete assignments and tests by the due date.
In addition to demonstrating that they have reliable internet service, students must exhibit a 2.5 GPA or higher and have no more than 10 unexcused absences in the prior school year. Each candidate for admission will also need to complete an Online Learning Readiness Assessment and an enrollment interview with a NVA staff member. This application process is designed to ensure that students who are accepted as virtual learners have the self-determination and motivation to be successful in an online setting.
Families who are interested in participating in virtual instruction next year are invited to attend one of our upcoming interest meetings to learn more about the program and admission criteria.
Natchitoches Virtual Academy
310 Royal St.
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Tuesday, May 25 at 5:30 PM
Wednesday, June 2 at 5:30 PM
Tuesday, June 8 at 5:30 PM
More information on the academy and the application for enrollment will be published soon.
Interested families should complete the form at http://forms.gle/nWcthvYFDpG3heBX8 to learn more.
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