First and foremost, we want to thank you for entrusting your child’s education to Responsive Education Solutions (ResponsiveEd). For the past several years ResponsiveEd has operated Texas Virtual Academy (TXVA) with the assistance of its vendor, K12, Inc., headquartered in Virginia.
The 2017-2018 school year marked the last year of ResponsiveEd’s contract with K12. Because K12 owns the TXVA name, ResponsiveEd has renamed your school as iSchool Virtual Academy of Texas (iSVA). Unfortunately, we have received multiple reports of confusion from our parents as a result of our transition away from K12 and the subsequent name change of your school. Specifically, dozens of parents have informed us that they had been contacted by K12 (and/or K12’s new academy, Texas Virtual Academy at Hallsville), informing them that their school is closed. This is not the case. Your student is still enrolled in ResponsiveEd’s virtual academy, iSchool Virtual Academy of Texas.
Unlike students participating in a school operated by K12, a student in iSchool Virtual Academy of Texas will have access to:
- A curriculum that is designed around Texas education standards to prepare them for success on the STAAR Test and state end-of-course exams (rather than a curriculum developed in Virginia to accommodate more general national standards); and
- A live instructional setting that provides them the opportunity to experience a truly virtual classroom while maintaining the flexibility that families expect in a virtual school. To help facilitate this environment, we will loan Google Chromebooks to students who request one during the 2018-2019 school year.
To recap, (1) ResponsiveEd has ended its contractual relationship with K12; (2) because K12 owns the rights to the TXVA name, your school was renamed iSchool Virtual Academy; (3) unless you have withdrawn your student, they are currently enrolled in ResponsiveEd’s virtual academy; and (4) as a result of our transition away from K12, your student will receive access to a curriculum and instructional setting that is specifically tailored to the unique requirements of Texas.
Please do not be confused if you are contacted by K12 (or anyone from Texas Virtual Academy at Hallsville). Your school is not closed. Unless you have withdrawn your student, they are enrolled in iSchool Virtual Academy of Texas.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the iSVA support team at 888-729-0622. We look forward to serving your family and working together to ensure your student’s success.