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Westerville Virtual Academy

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Available for grades K-12
for the 2020-21 school year.

 

WVA registration is now CLOSED. 


Option to Disenroll

If you are considering removing your child(ren) from participating in the WVA, you will have the ability to do so until 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, through the following link:

WVA - Return to Blended Learning 

Please note that if you have enrolled multiple children, you will have to submit a separate form for each student. A confirmation email will arrive shortly after you have submitted this request.


The window is now open for Westerville City School District families to register their student(s) in the Westerville Virtual Academy (WVA) for the 2020-21 School Year.

Please click here to register:

Families have through 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, to complete the registration process. Please remember that families who choose the WVA will be committed to the virtual platform for at least the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. Registration materials are also being distributed to families through the U.S. Mail. If you register electronically through the link provided above, you do not have to return the printed application form received by mail. 


As a district, we are aware that the COVID-19 pandemic may prompt some families to seek an alternative educational system. At the direction of the Westerville City School District Board of Education, we are pleased to offer the Westerville Virtual Academy (WVA) as a fully remote learning option for parents and students.

HOW IT WORKS

The academy features online learning platforms where students access and complete their courses, instead of working virtually on a frequent basis directly with a classroom teacher. Westerville teachers will remotely provide oversight in monitoring student progress, be available to answer questions, and grade student assessments.

As part of the academy, participating students will:

  • remain assigned to their home school of attendance for record-keeping and reporting purposes.
  • have the opportunity to opt-in for food services with meals distributed at designated locations.
  • be able to participate in extracurricular activities at their home school.  
  • earn a grade based on the completion and mastery of the content throughout the academic year. Progress grades will be communicated at the regularly scheduled grading periods.

Families who choose the academy will be committed to the virtual platform for at least the first semester of the 2020/2021 school year.

Attendance in an online school is as important as attendance in a traditional classroom. In order to be “in attendance,” a student must make adequate weekly progress. Just logging in is not enough. Students do not need to log-in at exact times every day.  It is recommended that students and parents mutually develop a regular time of day for school work completion. Weekly progress checks will be provided to the parent and participating student in the digital platform. 

SUPPORT SERVICES FOR STUDENTS

In addition to Westerville teachers, school counselors and related service support staff (i.e. Gifted and English Language Learner facilitators/staff) from a student’s school will continue to provide guidance and direct support as needed. 

For students on IEPs, Intervention Specialists, related service staff, and case managers will work with them in order to provide specially designed instruction, as well as accommodations and modifications based on students' individual needs as determined by the IEP.  Students on 504s will be provided with accommodations and modifications in all school settings by all staff to support their progress in the general education curriculum.

COURSE PLATFORM & OFFERINGS 

Westerville Virtual Academy (WVA) students will use the online curricular resources (Calvert/ Edmentum for K-5 and Apex for 6-12) to show up for classes, share ideas and information with teachers, access content, read, write, research, ask and answer questions, work on projects, and complete quizzes and tests. Accessing Calvert/Edmentum (click here) or Apex (click here) is where and how you'll come to school every day. There is neither a school supply list nor school fees for WVA students.

Note: Courses listed in the Apex Course Catalogue are available to students in grades 6-12 students so long as the courses have also been offered in the Westerville City Schools traditional, face-to-face instructional program. Content on both learning platforms is aligned to Ohio’s Learning Standards. 

  • ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:  Elementary students will be enrolled in the 4 core courses (English, math, science and social studies) at the appropriate grade level.  In addition, they will have access to two electives as outlined in the following document.

A preview demonstration of the Calvert Learning K-5 Content - login.calvertlearning.com

* Usernames & Passwords below are CaSe SeNSiTiVe.

Username: StudentDemoEdmentum
Password: StudentDemoEdmentum 

Username: ParentDemoEdmentum
Password: ParentDemoEdmentum
 

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL:  Middle school (MS) students will be enrolled in the 4 core courses (English, math, science and social studies) at the appropriate grade level based on school counselor input. Students scheduled to take compacted classes in mathematics and social studies will be able to do so through Apex. Students are to choose two electives for enrollment - one per semester.  Students can take no more than a total of 1.0 elective courses, and earn high school (HS) credit in designated courses.  Click here for access to elective course descriptions.
     

  • HIGH SCHOOL: High school (HS) students will be scheduled in the courses requested through the traditional scheduling process with school counselor input.  Honors and AP classes are available in some courses.  A student’s WVA schedule will be aligned to their traditional schedule as closely as possible.  Where alignment is not available, a staff member will reach out to the student to determine other options.  Click here for access to course syllabi. 

College Credit Plus courses are also available to participating students.  

KEY DATES

Thursday, July 23

  • Program Information and Online Registration Link E-Mailed to All WCS Parents/Guardians 
  • Program Information and Hard Copy of Registration Form Mailed to All Parents/Guardians (for those unable to complete online registration) 

Sunday, August 2 

  • Last Day for Parents to Register Child(ren) for Online Academy or Disenroll Previously-Registered Students 

August 17-31

  • Parent/Student Initial Virtual Meeting with Assigned Teacher

Tuesday, September 1

  • Start Date for Student Instruction K-12 

 

QUESTIONS - Email wva@wcsoh.org