• 2021-2022 CALENDAR UPDATE:

    The January 4, 2022 in-service day has been moved to May 3, 2022. Students will now return from Winter Break on January 4, 2022, instead of January 5, 2022. May 3, 2022 is now an in-service day for staff. Please visit www.jcschools.org/schoolyearcalendars for more information.

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Johnson City Virtual Academy

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The JCVA is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and students and families will be notified of their acceptance to the JCVA by school staff.  Space limitations necessitate applying early for consideration. Students applying to the JCVA must be on track academically and have a demonstrated record of satisfactory school attendance.  Once notified of acceptance status, families and students will be invited to schedule a time for registration and student scheduling.

Application Link (Click here to begin the application.  A separate application must be completed for each child applying.)

Questions? 

If you have questions about the JCVA or the application process, you may contact one of the following:

- Mr. George Laoo (laoog@jcschools.org), Principal of the JCVA at (423) 928-0380

- Dr. David Timbs (timbsd@jcschools.org), Supervisor of Secondary and Instructional Technology at (423) 434-5200

About the Johnson City Virtual Academy

The Johnson City Virtual Academy (JCVA) was established by the Johnson City Board of Education in February 2021.  The school will open to serve students in August 2021 in grades 5-12.  All teachers will be employees of Johnson City Schools and fully licensed to serve in the grades and content areas where assigned.  Remote learning opportunities will not be offered through any of the other eleven schools in the Johnson City School District during the 2021-22 school year.  For the first year of operation, there will be a limited number of seats available in grades 5-8.

Tuition
There is no cost to attend JCVA for those students who live within the boundaries of Johnson City Schools.  Otherwise, regular tuition rates apply. Click here for tuition rates. 

Blended Learning Approach
The JCVA will provide a blend of live, online instruction provided through Zoom, one of our education partners, and online, independent work provided through Canvas, our learning management system. Every JCVA student will be provided with a school-issued Chromebook for use at school and at home.

Curriculum, Course Offerings, and Assessments

The JCVA seeks to maximize flexibility for students and families while providing a strong learning experience for all learners. Teachers will use both live instruction and fully online approaches to delivering instruction while also providing weekly opportunities for small group and individualized support and consultation. Teachers at the JCVA will use the same curriculum resources used across the Johnson City School District as well as have access to the same online instructional tools used in our other schools. 

Instructional Delivery
For all core academic classes, a dedicated JCVA teacher will deliver instruction in a blended format (live and online). Related-arts classes for grades 5-8 will be delivered fully-online by a JCS teacher.  Elective courses at the high school level as well as some Advanced Placement courses may be delivered via Canvas, live instruction through Zoom, dual enrollment with higher education institutions, and through our educational partners, Edmentum and the Niswonger Foundation. 

Additional Support Services
Support for students qualifying for additional services through special education, RTI, or ESL will be served by JCS teachers as well. 

Assessments
All JCVA students will participate in the same formative and summative district assessment as students across the district.

Course Offerings - Grades 5-8
Courses offered for grades 5-8 include English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.  Related arts offerings will include one full course per nine weeks with a rotating assignment of STEM, Career Explorations, Physical Education/Wellness, and the Arts.

Course Offerings - Grades 9-12
A full catalog of offerings will be published here soon but JCVA course offerings will include:

 

English I-IV (college prep and honors) Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Bridge Math (regular and honors)
Biology I, Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Earth and Space Science, Physics (regular and honors) World History and Geography, US Government and Civics, Economics, SDC US History, General Psychnology
Lifetime Wellness, PE, Personal Finance, Personal Fitness Spanish I-IV
Visual Art I-II, Theatre Arts I-II CTE Concentrations: Health Sciences; Business and Marketing

Advanced Placement Offerings (subject to requests and availability):

Human Geography, Psychology, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Statistics, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Calculus

Dual Enrollment  (based on availability from higher education partners)

 

 

Student Registration and Scheduling

Students and families will be notified regarding acceptance after JCVA staff has reviewed the application and current grades, attendance, and behavior. Students who are admitted to the JCVA will must then complete registration and scheduling during an appointment arranged by JCVA staff. 

Questions? 

If you have questions about the JCVA or the application process, you may contact one of the following:

- Mr. George Laoo (laoog@jcschools.org), Principal of the JCVA at (423) 928-0380

- Dr. David Timbs (timbsd@jcschools.org), Supervisor of Secondary and Instructional Technology at (423) 434-5200

 

 

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