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:
Students who enroll in the KCPS Virtual Academy (KCVA) will be using the virtual learning model of instruction.
The teachers teach daily lessons at certain set times, track how well students are picking up the curriculum and provide support when and how it is needed.
Students in these classes interact and collaborate with each other on a regular basis.
KCVA students have flexibility to engage with the curriculum at any time, day or night.
KCVA students will have the opportunity to engage in daily classroom activities, as their schedules allow.
KCVA students have an individualized intervention program.
KCVA students have a learning coach who works with the families to provide support, updates, information, and feedback on a consistent basis.
KCVA students are taught by certified KCPS teachers.
KCVA students will be allowed to participate in activities, sports, and other events through their Neighborhood Schools.
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