Are credits recognized and transferable?
If a student lives in another country, can they attend American Virtual Academy℠ even if they are not a U. S. Citizen?
Yes. American Virtual Academy℠ is a private online school without a physical campus and does not require a student visa to enroll in classes. However, students must be able to read, write and speak English in order to participate in the coursework. Many international students have used American Virtual Academy℠ online programs and, upon completion, have successfully applied for admission to colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
How does online school work?
In order to take school online, all you need is a laptop or computer and Internet access. Each student is given a login to his or her courseware, which is on a secure and private server. Students can take classes when it fits their schedule and aren’t held to the rigid schedule of a bricks and mortar school. Students can start a course any day of the year and take up to 6 months to complete. We offer both part-time and full-time curriculum options.
How many credits do I need to graduate from American Virtual Academy℠?
Students must complete 25% of their overall course credits with American Virtual Academy℠ to earn a diploma. Students must complete a minimum of 22 credits for graduation. However, students seeking university admissions are suggested to complete 26 credits to meet most college admission requirements.
Do I have a teacher?
Yes. American Virtual Academy℠ hires Certified / Highly Qualified online teachers. Every student who enrolls in a course will be assigned a teacher (or teachers depending on the number of courses you are taking). Students can contact their teachers via phone, email, ZOOM, chat or text messages to ask questions and get support. While the course material is delivered online with interactive videos, reading assignments, online quizzes and tests, the teachers are there to make sure students get a complete understanding of the material. We want you to succeed and do well in school!
Am I allowed to repeat lessons that I don’t understand?
Yes. The value of online school is that students can re-watch videos, re-read material and re-take assignments until they achieve topic mastery. American Virtual Academy℠ and our teachers want you to be successful. Remember, students have up to six months to complete a course.
Are there tools available for parents? How do I know how my child is performing?
Yes. American Virtual Academy℠ offers a secure login for parents/guardians to access the Parent Portal. There you can check course progress, check grades and also see what your child needs to do in order to complete a course.
Is American Virtual Academy℠ a full-time school or part-time school?
Full-Time: American Virtual Academy℠ offers a full-time program in which students enroll in six courses. Our Academic Advisors will audit your student’s transcript to determine which courses they need to enroll in to stay on track for graduation.
Part-Time: Students can also enroll in one, two or a small handful of courses. It’s a flexible course offering designed to meet each student’s individual needs.
Regardless of whether you are a full-time or part-time student, you can enroll and start a course any day of the year and take up to six months to complete each course.
What are your enrollment periods?
American Virtual Academy℠ does not have a set enrollment period because we offer open enrollment. That means students have the flexibility to enroll in and start a course any day of the year.
Do you offer dual credit or AP courses?
Do you require any special materials for AP courses?
Yes. Most AP courses require a textbook and sometimes a lab kit, depending on the course. Our Academic Advisor will provide information and pricing after discussing specific course selection.
Do you offer a refresher course for the AP test?
Yes. As an added bonus for students who have enrolled in an AP course, we provide access to a course refresher prior to taking the AP test. This is designed to help students who completed the course several weeks or months before the AP test to re-familiarize themselves with the material.
Can a middle school student actually get high school credit for the courses at American Virtual Academy℠?
Yes, we offer courses that can be taken before a student enters high school (during middle school, or in the summer between middle school and high school) that will count as high school credit. Our Academic Advisors will work with the counselors at your middle school to ensure the credits are properly applied to your transcript. A few of the AP-level courses require prerequisites.
Do 8th graders wanting to take courses the summer before starting 9th grade need high school or middle school counselors approval?
In this situation, the student would need to have their middle school counselor sign off on all courses until they are officially enrolled in high school (attended at least one day).
Will my grades automatically be sent to my high school?
How long do I have to complete a course?
Our regular courses are scheduled for 18 weeks and our AP courses are 18 weeks. However, many students complete the courses before the allotted time. Summer school courses are nine weeks.