Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the CV Virtual Academy?
The Virtual Academy offers both a full cyber education or a blend of the traditional classroom with the flexibility of online self-study for students. Students utilize CV’s online system and have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with local, Conestoga Valley teachers. This flexible solution helps to promote:
- Self-paced Student learning
- A 24/7 Learning Environment
- A Cyberschool with a local touch
Why did CVSD create CVVA?
- Provide a quality and comprehensive curriculum for district families interested in another educational option
- Provide savings to taxpayers and the Conestoga Valley School District
- Provide an alternative to out-of-district, cyber education
Why might students want to attend cyber school?
- They need greater flexibility in their scheduling
- They have health concerns
- To pursue arts or sports endeavors
- Parents want more involvement in the child's education
- And many other reasons!
What is provided to participants in the Academy?
- A computer, including a printer if needed
- Reimbursement for a broadband internet connection ($20/month for the 10-month school year.)
- Complete, PA standards-aligned curriculum package including text books and any other materials.
- Local technology support
- Individualized and personalized instructional support/contact by local, highly-qualified, teachers.
- Access to field trips
- Access to scheduled music and art classes (Principal-approved.)
- Access to regularly-scheduled elective courses not offered through the Virtual Academy, if available (Principal-approved).
What are the family's responsibilities?
- Contact Instructor with any issues related to content.
- Schedule face-to-face sessions with instructor as needed / required.
- Family will read and sign all necessary paperwork for use of materials, text books, etc.
- Designate a primary contact for communication with instructor.
- Abide by all school and district policies while on school property.
What are the teachers' responsibilities?
- Maintain regular contact with students via email and phone calls with responses made in a timely fashion.
- Facilitate face-to-face, student/teacher meetings at a district site as needed.
- Direct assignments and grading of the course.
Does a student have to be a CV resident to participate in CVVA?
- Yes, in order to be a CVVA student, you must live in the Conestoga Valley School District.