How It Works

How Online High School Works

Who can attend?

For the 2023–2024 academic school year, West Virginia Virtual Academy (WVVA) is currently enrolling students in grades K–11 who reside in the state of West Virginia. One additional grade level will be added with each subsequent year until the school is fully operational for grades K–12.


Because WVVA is part of the public school system, it’s tuition-free. We provide West Virginia-certified teachers and instructional materials.* Our enrollment consultants can help address your technology and computer questions and needs.

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.

At WVVA, 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.

West Virginia Virtual Academy’s 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, along with completing coursework, will help students be successful.

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State Testing

WVVA students must comply with all West Virginia-mandated testing requirements.

*Course materials vary by course. Please check with West Virginia Virtual Academy staff to see what offline course materials are provided.