OUR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
At iSchool Virtual Academy, we take pride in providing every student a unique, personalized education experience where they can be successful and foster their love for learning.
Through a mastery-based curriculum that was developed in Texas and is aligned to Texas standards, students are able to learn at their own pace. They can accelerate in areas where they excel and go slower with more in-depth instructional support in areas that are more challenging for them.
Student interaction is a critical part of the overall education process, and the driving force behind the success of our students. With certified, Texas teachers leading every class and access to an after-hours homework help line, we have designed iSVA to ensure that every student can be successful.
Live online academic support sessions that your student can access at multiple times of the day
Monitoring student progress and performance as your student works through course requirements
Personalized assignments that allow your student to demonstrate content mastery in various ways
Opportunities to participate in project-based learning that can help your student see the relevance of the course content
As a ResponsiveEd® school, iSchool Virtual Academy expects students who entered high school in the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter to pursue graduation under the Foundation High School Program with a Distinguished Level of Achievement. Students who entered high school before the 2014-2015 school year are expected to pursue graduation under the Recommended High School Program (RHSP) or Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP).
As a Texas public school, all iSchool Virtual Academy students are required to participate in the state End-of-Course (EOC) STAAR assessments in Algebra 1, English 1, English 2, Biology, and U.S. History as part of the graduation requirements for receiving a Texas high school diploma.
OUR ACADEMIC PROGRAM
iSchool Virtual Academy is an online school designed to support parents and learning coaches in helping each student become a self-directed learner and an active citizen equipped to be successful beyond high school.
Aligned with state standards, our online curricular program is both rigorous and individualized. It targets individual student needs, tracks student progress, and provides teachers with information to help support student success. When you enroll in iSchool Virtual Academy, you receive an educational support system dedicated to student success. We partner with you every step of the way. Our teachers not only interact with you online and via e-mail, but they may also check in by phone or Skype to discuss each student’s progress.
If you are interested in partnering for the success of your student, iSchool Virtual Academy can provide the support you need. With our easy to follow online program, you can easily guide and support them to academic success, gradually preparing them to take ownership of their coursework.
iSCHOOL VIRTUAL CURRICULUM
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.
TAILORED FOR YOU
Designed for Success and Accountability
The curriculum incorporates various components that might include pre-assessments that help identify student strengths and areas to grow, activities that provide practice without penalty, and varied approaches to content introduction that help meet the needs of various learning styles. Comprehend Curriculum courses present information in the form of strategically sequenced modules that help students to master prerequisite skills before being introduced to more in-depth concepts. The Comprehend Curriculum has been carefully designed to align to state required TEKS. It is also designed to help students gain the knowledge and critical thinking skills needed for life beyond the classroom.
Meeting Student Needs
The Comprehend Curriculum has been thoughtfully developed and designed to get students invested in learning. Our online courses combine graphics, video, and audio to bring ideas and concepts to life. The range of courses allows students to broaden their skills and explore new interests. The strategic oversight and facilitation of learning led by our Texas-certified teachers also adds a component of personalization unique to iSchool Virtual Academy.