The Jennings Board of Education hereby establishes the
Each student wishing to attend
Parents must apply for their child to attend the virtual academy. The Jennings Board of Education or their designee will review all applications to determine if the student has a seat within the academy. The board of education or designee will look at many factors during the application process. A few of these are grades, time logs, test results, availability of services and availability of seats within the virtual academy.
Current students may apply. Their application will be reviewed to determine if their participation in the virtual academy would be beneficial.
1. The Parent will serve as the educational facilitator. The parent and the school will enter into an educational agreement.
2. Parent must provide an internet connection or have access to an internet connection.
3. The student must receive 1050 hours of schooling from the months of August through May.
4. Parent must log time on a regular basis. This will allow the school district to monitor progress.
5. The school district will assign a certified teacher to each student. Some students may be assigned more than one certified teacher. The teacher will serve both the parent and the student for support and direct instruction. The certified teacher will have an online chat or other mode of communication at least once per week. Students will be required to log in or visit with their certified teacher at least twice per month.
6. Teachers will place weekly lesson plans on school district website and parent site.
7. Teachers will also place recorded lessons for parent and students to access.
8. JVA students will have one day per week set aside for them to visit the school’s library in order to check out library books and or communicate with their assigned teacher face to face.
9. JVA students will receive an email account, user name and password to access software, state adopted text books, science kits, and a laptop.
10. JVA students will be an integral part of our school community. They will have the opportunities for social development through school or class field trips, athletic events and others not mentioned in this policy.
11. All courses/subjects will meet PASS standards for the State of
12. Textbooks will be state adopted textbooks and meet PASS standards.
13. Students will be required to take CRT on site.
14. Teachers will post nine weeks exams to be taken and returned to school. This will help with teacher evaluation of student progress.
15. At any point in time teacher can request all assignments. This will also be used as a monitoring tool.
16. Teachers will place recorded video lessons on the JVA website for students to access.
17. Grades will be based on:
· 90 – 100 = A
· 80 – 89 = B
· 70 – 79 = C
· 60 – 69 = D
· 0 – 59 = F
18. Students will keep all assignments in a 5 inch binder. This binder will be turned in at the end of the year or upon request of the teacher or superintendent.