Jefferson County Schools received word from the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) on Friday, July 2, 2021 that the Jefferson County Virtual Academy (JCVA) has been approved. JCVA's office is currently located on the Rush Strong School Campus. The academy operates as an independent school. JCVA affords students and families with a flexible and innovative option for students in Grades 5 - 12.
We believe it is essential for students to spend time with a teacher in small groups to ensure they are progressing at the expected level. Support Tuesdays provide time for in-person direct instruction as appropriate for each individual student and family.
Social and Academic Centers are incorporated in JCVA programing to provide emotional health and wellbeing support, academic tutoring, as well as preparation for the technical aspects of online testing.
JCVA instruction is provided asynchronously, through a module platform, approximately 80% of the week. Synchronous instruction is provided through a variety of open and required meetings on the Microsoft Teams platform. Students will have access to staff members for additional support and guidance when needed.
In addition to the courses provided by our esteemed high-quality Jefferson County High School teachers, JCVA provides Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses through a partnership with the Niswonger Education Foundation for students in grades 9-12.
Students enrolled in the virtual academy are required to have internet access. For students without access, the district will provide internet access points in each school parking lot and a lab space at Rush Strong School.
Please be aware that all truancy guidelines remain in effect for virtual learning.
To provide students with academic and real-life skills in an effective and safe online learning environment while maximizing focus on the learners individual and future goals.