CLASSES START SOON! BEGIN YOU REGISTRATION PROCESS HERE:ALL COURSE REGISTRATIONS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE STUDENT’S COUNSELOR. BEFORE REGISTERING FOR A COURSE IN AVA, CONSULT YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR OR ACADEMIC ADVISOR. BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR NETWORK ID & LUNCH NUMBER.
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2014-2015 REGISTRATION DEADLINESTHE DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING. AUGUST 29TH IS THE LAST DAY!
2014 - INFORMATION SESSIONSGRADY HS - AUG 6 - 5PM-6PMTHERRELL HS - AUG 13 - 5PM-6PM
Atlanta Virtual Academy
OUR CURRENT PROGRAM OFFERINGS ARE MANY OF THE SAME COURSES THAT YOU WIOULD ENROLL IN IN YOUR TRADITIONAL SCHOOL. CLICK BELOW TO SEE THE CURRENT COURSE OFFERINGS.
ATLANTA VIRTUAL ACADEMY IS AN ONLINE ACADEMIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENT OF THE ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS LOCATED AT:
130 TRINITY AVEATLANTA, GA 30135
ONLINE COURSES OFFERED
LEARNING ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANY DEVICE.
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ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS DEVELOPED A RICH VIRTUAL ECOSYSTEM TO SUPPORT TRUE 21ST CENTURY LEARNING IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT.
AVA SUCCESS GUIDE
IN THE BUSINESS WORLD IT IS OFTEN SAID THAT, “TIME IS MONEY.” IN A STUDENT’S EDUCATIONAL CAREER, TIME IS EXTREMELY VALUABLE. HOWEVER, CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT ALWAYS WORK IN A STUDENT’S FAVOR. ONLINE LEARNING CAN PROVIDE A RICH ENVIRONMENT WHERE STUDENTS CAN LEARN AT THEIR OWN PACE, ACHIEVE AT THE SAME LEVEL AND WITH THE SAME RIGOROUS STANDARDS AS THEY’ED FIND IN A TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM; AND GAIN VALUABLE CREDITS THAT FULLY COUNT TOWARD THE CREDITS REQUIRED FOR A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.
9th – 12th Grade • AP Human Geography 11th & 12th Grade
• AP Art History
• AP Computer Science
• AP Environmental
• AP Psychology
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)
• 9th Literature • 10th Literature
• American Literature
• British Literature
• Honors American Literature • Honors Biology
• Honors 9th Literature
• Honors Government/Civics
• Honors Chemistry
• Honors US History
High School • Health
• Personal Fitness Middle School
• 7th Grade PE
• 7th Grade Health
• 8th Grade PE
• 8th Grade Health
• Coordinate Algebra• Analytic Geometry
• Advanced Algebra
• Math I • Math II
• Math III • Math IV
PHYSICAL FITNESS & HEALTH
• Spanish I • Spanish II
• French I
• French II
REGISTER IS CLOSED UNTIL THE SPRING
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FALL 2014COUNSELOR TRAINING
COUNSELOR ORIENTATION VIDEO
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FALL 2014 REGISTRATION DATES
FALL 2014 REGISTRATION
GRADY HS - AUGUST 6TH - 5PM - 6PM
THERRELL - AUGUST 13TH - 5PM -6PM
Registration Period: July 28th - August 29th Courses Begin: August 18th
Courses End: December 12th
Last Day to Drop: September 2nd
What is an Atlanta Virtual Academy course like? Atlanta Virtual Academy courses work like face-to-face classes. Students complete lesson activities, homework, class discussions, and tests. Teachers are available to students throughout the entire length of the course. The primary difference in the courses is that the course activities happen over the Internet. Students must log in to class daily. This requires students have access to a working computer and an Internet connection. If courses are taken during the school day at school, the school will provide a lab and computer. If courses are taken outside of the school day in addition to the regular schedule, the student is responsible for their own technology.
Which classes require face to face meetings?
All AVA students are required to attend a face-to-face Virtual Academy Orientation. This is typically held the week prior to classes starting. Personal Fitness requires mandatory face-to-face meetings as well. The first meeting occurs on the first day of class. At this class students will take fitness pre-assessment. The final meeting occurs on the last day of school. During this class students will complete their fitness post-assessment and final exam.
Is the login on the first day of class mandatory?
Yes. The first day of class is essential to the success of the student. Teachers will have online webinars that will include a review of the course requirements. Failure to attend the first day of class webinar can result in the student being withdrawn from the course. How often do I have to login to my course? Students must login daily. Students must meet all course deadlines. Late assignments are not accepted. Summer session students should spend 20-24 hours per week in the course. Fall and Spring session students should spend 12-15 hours per week in the course.
Are accommodations made for Special Education students?
Yes, Atlanta Virtual Academy can provide Special Education students accommodations. The following accommodations are made for students with IEPs: extended time on tests (final exams and EOCTs included), extended time on assignments as outlined in the IEP, small group testing on EOCTs.
How many courses can I take online during the school year? During the summer?
During the school year students can take one additional course (one full credit) in addition to their regular schedule. During the summer students can take two courses.
Can I take online courses in Middle School? Currently middle school students can take Personal Fitness and Health the summer prior to the start of their 9th grade year.
Can I withdraw from my virtual course?
Yes, students can withdraw from their virtual courses with approval of their local school. Withdrawal must be made prior to the stated withdrawal date for each session.
What are the technical requirements?
Please click this link (Technical Requirements) to view the AVA technical requirements.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do AVA courses meet NCAA eligibility requirements? Yes, AVA courses do meet the NCAA requirements.
How does a student or parent communicate with the teacher? Atlanta Virtual Academy teachers are available to talk to students or parents via email or telephone. The Virtual Academy Program Manager and teacher maintains contact with someone at the student’s school and/or a parent to provide updates on progress and discuss appropriate support and encouragement if a student appears to be falling behind. Blackboard blind copies all email. Your email provider MUST ACCEPT blind copies or attachments or you will be unable to receive communications from Atlanta Virtual Academy. You must also confirm that your Internet Service Provider or computer does not block emails from Atlanta Virtual Academy (email@example.com) or your teacher.
How are grades and credits reported at the end of the course? Atlanta Virtual Academy grades are reported through Atlanta Public Schools’ student information system. The AVA Program Manager will work with the local school to communicate grade information as well. AVA grades will be recorded on the student’s transcript.
Who teaches the online courses? All online teachers are Georgia certified teachers and are teaching or have taught in the subject area. The Atlanta Virtual School courses are taught by Atlanta Public School teachers.
Who can take online courses? Online course opportunities are offered to 7th-12th grade students enrolled full time in the district.
What type of activities do you do in an online class? Online courses are more than just reading material and completing online quizzes. Students are expected to complete a variety of projects demonstrating their ability to apply the skills learned.
What courses are available to take online? Click here to see the list of courses.
How do I enroll? Click here to register.
Is there an orientation? Course orientation materials will be provided via email.
Do I need a computer? Most online students have access to a computer at home so they can have a more flexible schedule to complete online coursework.
How do I access the course? Students will use their Network ID and lunch number to login to their online course. The courses can be accessed using a computer with Internet access.
Are online course grades calculated in my GPA? Yes, if a student does not drop the course by the designated drop period, the grade received will be recorded to the student's transcript, calculated in GPA at the appropriate weight, and in class rank.
How are grades reported? Your final grade will be available in your online class and the credit will be added to your high school transcript.
Can I start and stop my online course at any time? No. Consider your course "self paced with deadlines". You decide when you work on your course, but you must make progress on your course every week.
Are online courses harder or easier than face to face courses? Neither. Online courses must meet or exceed the same state standards as traditional courses. All AVA courses are evaluated for rigor to ensure the standards are met. Distance learning courses require different study skills, which may make the course harder, or easier, depending on the learner.
How are text books issued? Most materials for the online classes are in an electronic format and accessible in the online environment.
ADVANCED PATH PROGRAM (ACCELERATION FOR HONORS OR GIFTED STUDENTS, & ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES)Atlanta Virtual Academy is committed to meeting the unique needs of all our students. If you need flexible scheduling options, we have a place for you. If you need to “make up” a credit and get on track for graduation, we have a place for you. If you want to accelerate, we have a place for you . AVA provides an option for students to take one course over and beyond their traditional grade level. For example, a Freshmen can take their required courses and one additional course on their own time beyond the regular school day. If you are interested in this option, complete the online registration found on the AVA website during open enrollment. This information is sent to the AVA office and then forwarded to the local school counselor for approval. When approved, an email is sent confirming enrollment.
AVA ACHIEVE (FOR WHO FAILED THEIR COURSE BUT PASSED THE EOCT, STUDENTS SCORING GRADE 59% OR BELOW)AVA Achieve is for students who are taking a course in AVA for the first time, or who have scored a grade of 59% or below and need to retake the course. This option is also for students who failed the course, but passed the EOCT. This is a great option for students who also want to get ahead.
CREDIT RECOVERY (FOR STUDENTS SCORING GRADE 60% - 69%)Credit recovery is an alternative way for students to repeat a failed course that is needed for high school graduation. The program allows students to gain mastery in standards in which they are deficient. Students are provided with a pre-assessment and then provided instruction based on standards that have not been mastered. Once students complete the instructional lesson, they take a post-test in which they must achieve 80% mastery to move forward to the next lesson. Upon successful completion of all assigned modules, students are awarded credit for the course. To ensure the success of students, schools must designate a Credit Recovery facilitator. Although students can work anytime, any place, and in any space, schools must also provide a place for students to work and receive academic assistance. The Atlanta Virtual Academy office will provide training to site facilitators and assist schools with implementing Credit Recovery. Please contact your local school counselor for more detailed information for this type support for your student.
The Instructional Technology department of Atlanta Public Schools is pleased to offer students grades 7 -12 the opportunity to take courses online while enrolled in their current home school. Courses offered teacher-led online courses that allow students a way to earn credit towards graduation. Students are eligible to take any course offered, however all courses must be approved by a local school counselor or designee prior to enrollment. Students can take courses for the first time and for credit recovery. AVA programs are designed to allow students and their families flexible learning options to meet their educational needs. By providing more opportunities to achieve educational success, the Atlanta Virtual Academy is looking to change the outcome for many and provide a means to better, brighter futures for APS students. Learning that takes place "Any Time...Any Place...Any Device”.
British LiteratureDr. Alisha Hill - firstname.lastname@example.org Math I & Math IITowanda James - email@example.com Health & Physical EducationMyss Jelks - firstname.lastname@example.org Biology & Physical ScienceNatasha Rachell - email@example.com Math III & Math IVDr. Eldridge Powell - firstname.lastname@example.org US History & World HistoryJohn Roth - DocJRoth@gmail.com Coordinate Algebra & Analytic GeometryKatrina Stanfield - Kestanfieldaps.email@example.com EconomicsShannon Williams - firstname.lastname@example.org 10th Grade Lit & 11th Grade LitGina Wilson - Lvwilsonaps.email@example.com