How It Works
How Online High School Works
Who can attend?
The Kentucky Virtual Academy (KYVA) high school program serves students in grades 9–11* who reside in Kentucky.
What are the costs?
Because KYVA is part of the public school system, it's tuition-free. We provide licensed teachers and instructional materials.** Our enrollment consultants can help address your technology and computer questions and needs.
Expectations for Completing Schoolwork
At KYVA, student learning and academic growth are paramount. While we offer a level of flexibility, we recognize the importance of classroom pacing and the need for students to complete their work based on set due dates.
Our high school program uses a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade on their assignments and online lessons. Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success.
Attending teacher-led, direct-instruction, online synchronous Class Connect sessions and completing coursework will help students succeed.
Working With Your Teacher
Teachers provide individual and small group assistance via online synchronous sessions called "Class Connects." Students are expected to attend all required Class Connects and meet with their teacher to receive course assistance, tutoring, and instruction.
Since KYVA is a public school, students are required to follow state guidelines and receive 6 hours of daily instruction. Attendance is logged Monday through Friday; however, academic progress can be achieved during the weekends as well.
Email is the primary form of communication between the school and families. Learning Coaches and students are required to check and respond to emails on a daily basis.
Families enrolling at KYVA must be willing to participate in all required areas of the program.
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Ready to join us?
Create or access your existing Parent Portal account to begin the enrollment process
*Kentucky Virtual Academy currently enrolls students in grades K–11 for the 2023–2024 school year. Grade 12 will be added the following school year.
**Course materials vary by course. Please check with school staff to see what offline course materials are provided.