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Frequently Asked Questions

2021-2022 Glynn Virtual Academy (GVA) Frequently Asked Questions

Does Glynn Virtual Academy (GVA) provide a device for full-time students?

The district will issue Chromebooks for those who may need them.

 

What criteria are used to determine eligibility for enrollment in Glynn Virtual Academy?

Glynn Virtual Academy accepts students who reside within the Glynn County Schools attendance zone. The student’s custodial parent(s) or guardian(s) must also reside within the GCSS district. GVA will accept all interested students unless there are more applicants than space is available, in which case a waiting list will be established. An IEP meeting held prior to enrollment at GVA is required for any student currently receiving special education services.

 

Will GVA serve all students? What about students who have special needs?

Glynn Virtual Academy is a program of choice. In order to determine the most appropriate setting, an IEP meeting must be held prior to enrolling for any students currently receiving special education services at their home school.

 

Can my child transfer back to traditional face-to-face learning from virtual learning? 

GVA is committed to helping its students succeed academically. Students are not allowed to transfer until the end of the semester. 

 

Will fine arts classes, technical education, and other electives be available for middle and high school students?

Glynn Virtual Academy will offer several career and technical education and other academic electives.  

 

Will fine arts classes be offered to elementary students? 

Glynn Virtual Academy will offer music, art, and PE videos for participation grades.

 

Will students at GVA be required to check in every day online?

Middle and High School students are considered present if they are actively working in each of their courses. Actively working in a course is defined by the following:

  • Maintaining a grade of 70 or above
  • Daily online activity of at least four (4) hours in Edgenuity 
 

Elementary students are expected to log in online and participate with a live teacher in google classroom throughout the day (8:00-2:30). Elementary students are also required to submit assignments in google classroom.  Academic instruction will be divided throughout the school day as follows: 

  • ELA (45 Minutes)
  • Reading (60 minutes)
  • Math (60 minutes)
  • Science, Social Studies (30 minutes)
  • Specials Rotation (30 minutes)
  • Small group instructional time when scheduled by the teacher
 

Are there required face-to-face meetings or classes?

All courses will be completed online through Edgenuity (MS, HS) or Google Classroom (ES). All district assessments, final exams, and Georgia Milestones testing are administered in person. Testing schedules will be shared. GVA students must meet all state and local requirements. All regular high school credit and assessment requirements must be satisfied to receive a high school diploma.

 

What characteristics are necessary for a student to be successful as an online student?

In general, a student who is successful in an online learning environment –

  • is able to stay on task
  • reaches out for help when needed and communicates with his or her teachers
  • maintains a study area with reliable Internet access
  • has a parent/guardian who supports and checks on his or her progress on a daily/weekly basis – (depending upon the needs and age of the student)
  • enjoys working with technology
  • asks questions and desires to learn new things
  • completes assignments in a flexible setting