Why choose Fayetteville Virtual Academy?
Fayetteville Virtual Academy utilizes a blended approach to online learning by providing a web-based curriculum along with the availability of teachers on-site. FVA employs all local, highly-qualified teachers who are certified in the state of Arkansas.
Additionally, as part of the Fayetteville School District, FVA follows the FPS traditional school calendar ensuring that students complete their courses on time and stay on track for graduation. Because of these factors, we are able to provide a personal touch and special opportunities, such as field trips, tutoring, in-person connections through the school learning labs, and special events. We also offer a large variety of courses from multiple sources, creating unique opportunities for students.
How do I enroll at Fayetteville Virtual Academy?
Apply Here. Registration is open year-round.
What if my student needs help with his/her coursework?
If a student needs additional instruction, he/she may make an appointment with the teacher. Teachers are available to meet via video conferencing or in person on the FVA campus. In addition, guided study sessions are available three days a week.
Does my child have to log in at a specific time?
No. For each online class there is a pace chart that breaks down what work should be done each week. As long as your child stays on pace and completes work each week, there is not a specific time or day that they must be online. If a student falls 2 or more weeks behind pace, the parent will be contacted.
Can my child work on the weekends?
Yes. One of the benefits of taking online classes is that students can work during non-traditional school hours such as evenings and weekends.
Can my child finish the class early?
Yes. Another benefit of taking online classes is that students can work ahead of schedule and finish classes early.
Can my child earned concurrent credit for college?
Yes, Fayetteville Virtual Academy has partnered with Northwest Arkansas Community College to provide high school students the opportunity to earn dual credit for high school and college. In addition, eligible students may pursue an Associate Degree during their high school career as part of NWACC’s Early College Experience program.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are also available.
Can my child still participate in sports, school activities, etc.?
Yes, full-time Fayetteville Virtual Academy students can participate in all sports and school activities at their zoned school.
Is there a graduation ceremony?
Yes, one graduation ceremony is held for all graduating seniors who attend school in the Fayetteville School District.
How often do I need to make contact with my child’s online teacher(s)?
You will have contact with your child’s online teacher(s) at least once a month to discuss your student’s progress. You can contact the online teacher(s) at any time with questions.
Our family will be out of town for a period of time. Can students work on their online classes out of state or the country?
Yes. As long as a student has a computer and internet access they can continue to work in their online classes wherever they are.
What are some challenges I might expect with my child taking online classes?
With online classes, students (with the help of their parents/guardians) must make a greater effort to stay organized, create a schedule and manage their time, and work towards staying on pace with work. As a parent/guardian you will need to make sure you are periodically going online to check the progress of your child.
What are some positive changes that I might see in my child as a result of them taking online classes?
Students have to opportunity to develop skills related to organization and time management, develop a sense of responsibility, as well as take charge of their own learning.
What do we do if we have technical issues?
If technical issues arise your child’s online teacher(s) will be there for initial support. You will also have access to a technical support team if the issue extends beyond the teacher’s ability.
What if my child starts an online class and discovers that this style of learning is not right for them?
Online learning may not be for everyone. A student can drop an online class within the first quarter of each semester. The student, parents/guardians, and teachers work together to make this decision. Ultimately, we want to make sure that students are placed in a learning environment that is right for them.