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Douglas County Virtual Academy

 

Welcome to the Douglas County Virtual Academy, where we take pride in providing a non-traditional learning opportunity for Douglas County students. Our mission is to help young people stay in school, successfully learn, and graduate prepared for life.

 

Enrollment in the Douglas County Virtual Academy (DCVA) is a choice and a privilege for Douglas County students. The DCVA is not a separate school, but a program to support the learning of Douglas County students in an online capacity. The application process begins with the base high school counselor. Once students are accepted, they will be contacted by the program coordinator for an orientation that will provide valuable information about the program and expectations, prior to official enrollment.

 

On this page you will find the answers to frequently asked questions about the Douglas County Virtual Academy.

 

Douglas County Virtual Academy FAQs

 

1.     What are attributes of a successful DCVA student?

Successful DCVA students are self-motivated, have great note-taking and study skills, are organized, possess great time management, and are problem solvers. Although students enroll in the program for various reasons, these qualities are needed for overall success.

 

2.     How do the students access their courses?

Students access courses through an online platform at home. Students take all exams and End of Course Milestones on the PLC/VA campus.

 

3.     How many hours are students expected to work per week?

On average, students who are successful in the program work 16 to 20 hour a week on their courses. Students are expected to complete daily work assigned in the online platform for attendance and consistent enrollment.

 

4.     What online platform is used for academic courses and how do students know what coursed to take?

Currently, students use Odysseyware or Edgenuity for their online courses. Base high school counselors provide the coordinator with the courses needed for individual students, based on their transcript and credit summary review. Students earn a high school diploma, issued from their base high school, when all requirements are met.

 

5.     Do the students receive academic support outside of their online course information?

Academic support is limited. Study guides and online website support can be provided. Students can receive tutoring, in math, from the DCVA coordinator.

 

6.     Does the program support college and career preparation?

Yes. Students must complete a monthly college and career assignment. All seniors complete a career capstone project prior to graduation. Students can attend college visits and career field trips offered to all students. Additionally, students are able to make appointments with the coordinator and on campus counselor to help with preparation. Base high school counselors also support the preparation process.

 

7.     Does the program have continuous enrollment?

Yes, student can enroll in the program at various times throughout the school year. Once the program is at capacity, students will be placed on a waiting list until there is availability.

 

8.     Is there a cost to attend the DCVA?

There is no cost for full-time enrollment in the DCVA.

 

9.     Is technology provided for students at home?

No. Students are responsible for their own technology and internet access. Students are able to come on campus to work on courses, per the DCVA Open Campus schedule.

 

10.  Is transportation to the DCVA provided for students?

No. Students are responsible for transportation for exams, End of Course Milestones, and open campus sessions.

 

For more information about the full-time Douglas County Virtual Academy program, please contact your base high school counselor or Dr. Hope Sloan at (770) 651-6493.

For more information about SB 289 and part-time online course options, please contact your base high school counselor or Mrs. Mandy Johnson at (770) 651-2049.

 

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