Criteria of a Successful Virtual School Student
The following characteristics are commonly found in successful virtual school students:
- Have a parent or guardian who is actively involved in the student's virtual learning activities
- Have a satisfactory cumulative grade point average on previous academic coursework - 2.5 minimum
- Proficiency or advanced status on state mandated standardized tests
- Are self-motivated and self-disciplined
- Are good time managers
- Are proficient with email and word processing software
- Are able to read and analyze text
- Are able to set and achieve goals
- Are confident in their academic abilities
- Show determination when confronting obstacles
- Are personally invested in their own education
- Avoid conflicts with activities that may interfere with learning
- Have convenient and frequent access to a computer and the Internet
- Are willing to try new learning formats and activities
- Are able to work with little supervision
- Are computer literate
- Have maintained a satisfactory record of attendance
- Students must be on track to graduate by the spring semester of their senior year.
- Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
- Students must have no more than 15 days of unexcused absences.
- Students cannot have any discipline record for anything related to cyberbullying, hacking, or any other offences related to technology.
Students must be at the current level of mathematics:
- Freshmen - Must have passed 8th grade math
- Sophomores - Must have completed Algebra I or Math I
- Juniors - Must have completed Geometry or Math II
- Seniors - Must have completed Algebra II or Math III
Participants' Roles and Responsibilities
It is imperative that students develop habits which will make them successful virtual school students. Students should:
- Maintain communication, including email, with staff members
- Read all notifications and announcements from the TVLA
- Protect learner account by not sharing user name and password, and logging off the system when finished
- Maintain daily progress on coursework
- Act in an ethical and honest manner
- Have a notebook for taking notes for assignments - used as part of final grade
- Email your instructor or director about problems with the course; be constructive and concise with questions or problems
- Manage time and schedule to finish assignments and complete quizzes and tests
- Maintain computer and software to current standards
The role of the parent/guardian is absolutely essential to the successful academic growth of the student.
- The TVLA parent/guardian is to be an active participant in the delivery of resources provided by the virtual school.
- The parent/guardian is responsible for maintaining a schedule of instructional opportunities and ensuring that the student is progressing at a pace that is meeting the individual needs of the student.
- The TVLA parent/guardian is responsible for keeping scheduled appointments and maintaining contact with teachers and staff throughout the school year.
- The TVLA staff will work with the parent/guardian to assist students in achieving their maximum academic growth in all required subject areas throughout the school year.