Kansas City Virtual Academy
Students access KCPS approved K-12 school courses through vendor provided platforms with vendor provided instructors. Students work independently with the support of a vendor-provided teacher. Because taking online courses is different from taking courses in a traditional face-to-face classroom, it’s good for students to know what courses will entail and what kind of support they’ll need to be successful. Research shows that students who are well prepared and well supported for this new experience do better in their classes.
Why consider Kansas City Virtual Academy (KCVA)?
Virtual Academy can meet specific challenges and student need, including providing:
- Consistent Education Format, no disruption of learning to transition back into building or out of buildings.
- Virtual Teachers, dedicated virtual teachers are assigned to each student ensuring all students receive individual support, feedback and instruction
- Connection Opportunities, students have the opportunity to join scheduled live class meetings to talk to and engage with their peers
- Communication, guaranteed weekly communication for parents from teacher as well as one-on-one access to program coordinators
- Flexible Pacing, students can work at their own pace and have access to materials 24/7
- Open Labs, consistent one labs for students to virtually meet with their peers and teachers
- Training, parents and students receive live and video training on the learning platform
- Aligned to Missouri Learning Standards, all education content is aligned with state-wide learning standards
- Intervention Services, students receive explicit instruction in the areas in which they need the most assistance
- Devices Provided, all students enrolled in KCVA receive a device to complete their coursework
- Predictable Format, students have work assigned to them using the same structure and plaform
Virtual Academy is offered to students of KCPS with approval of the student's school counselor and the Extended Learning advisor. If you are a KCPS student and have questions about KCVA, please make an appointment with your school counselor. If your student is not currently a KCPS student, please contact the Office of Education Innovation at (816) 418-7780.
Additional KCVA Enrollment Information
- Students and guardian(s) must attend a placement and orientation meeting prior to beginning Virtual Academy.
- If a student has an IEP or 504 plan, the IEP or 504 plan team will meet to decide if Virtual Academy is appropriate for the student.
- The enrollment cutoff dates are at the semester midterm date. Students may enroll in a course through midterm of the 1st and 3rd quarter or at anytime with a transfer.
- Students will be placed on probation for lack of progress after a 10-day period and will be removed from the course after 20 days as it may impact their ability to graduate on time.
Ann Richards, Coordinator of Educational Innovation - Secondary
(816) 418-2672 email@example.com
Leslie Correa, Coordinator of Educational Innovation - Elementary
(816) 418-7444 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Educational Innovation