The curriculum development team at iSchool Virtual Academy of Texas consists of subject-specific master teachers, educational research and evaluation experts, content specialists, writers, editors, illustrators and proofreaders that have designed and built a curriculum tailored to today’s virtual learners. All subject matter and courses of study meet or exceed state requirements.
Our Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved core academic subject courses are administered to all students at the appropriate grade level.
Core Academic Subjects:
English | Reading | Language arts | Mathematics | Science | World languages | Civics and government | Economics | Arts | History | Geography
In addition to the core academic subject curriculum, there will be several elective offerings such as business, personal finance, music, journalism, web design and many more.
Student learning is supported by Texas certified teachers who engage in live online interactions with each student, offering a unique, personalized, web-based education program that is individualized according to each student’s academic strengths. While traditional schooling requires students to fit the mold, iSchool Virtual Academy of Texas believes school should fit the student and the curriculum has been constructed with that concept in mind.
Student interaction is a critical part of the overall educational process and the driving force behind the proven success of our program. iSVA has developed the perfect blend of a live classroom environment coupled with on-demand instructional support for assistance with assignments and projects. We invite you to further explore our program aimed at providing students with an exceptional education and equipping them with the modern tools needed to achieve their full academic potential.
WHAT IS THE COURSE SCHEDULE?
When a student signs into our course, they will immediately see their calendar. If they have a scheduled class that day, it will appear on the calendar as a colored dot. By clicking on the class, they will see the lesson for the day, and based on the learning plan set up with their teacher, they will be able to proceed with the lesson.
Within those courses, they will be able to see when assignments, quizzes and exams are due. Students can follow the pacing in their plan or move more rapidly through content. At the end of each unit, they will take an exam. They can move to the next unit if they have scored at least an 80% on the test.
Our students do take the STAAR, so we do want to make sure they do not rush through the material and that they’ve thoroughly learned it before moving to the next unit.
IS IT SELF-PACED?
Our curriculum is self-paced, but not quite like the way it would be in a homeschooling context. You can speed up or slow down a little, but you can’t complete all your Math in September and then all your English in November. Across subjects you have to maintain a certain pace. In grades 3-8, students have the whole year to complete the content, but in high school, work must be completed during the semester in which students are registered for the class.
On a case-by-case basis, teachers may work with students to help them accelerate. There may be due dates on specific assignments that restrict working ahead too far. If students fall behind, our teachers will reach out and show due diligence.