A. Full-Time Student
AVA provides the opportunity for total flexibility and choice around student learning through a 100% online experience as full time students enrolled in Atlanta Public Schools. APS students have the ability to remain enrolled at their home school and be a virtual student.
This model is ideal for students who are competitive athletes and for students who simply desire to be off campus and work independently at their own pace. Additionally, families who are concerned for health reasons may also consider this model for their students. Regardless of where students work, they always have access to content support by certified teachers through the Live Virtual Learning Center (LVLC). AVA instructional specialists are available for online tutoring and assistance with course navigation through a virtual platform.
B. High School Part-Time Student
Are you looking to supplement your face-to-face learning experience with core or elective courses? AVA provides online course options that can be taken during the day. APS students who take AVA online courses are able to maximize their time during the semester to complete their required curriculum. Students receive support from certified teachers via the Live Virtual Learning Center during and beyond the day.C. Middle School Part-Time Student7th and 8th middle grade students can take MS and HS courses online part-time.
D. Credit Recovery CoursesProvides an opportunity for students to retake a high school course in which he/she previously was not academically successful in earning credit towards graduation. The AVA Credit Recovery 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. AVA Credit Recovery students will be assigned a content teacher, and if working during the school day, students will have access to a virtual classroom with a content teacher for questions. Once students complete the virtual instructional lesson, they take a post-test in which they must achieve 70% mastery to move forward to the next lesson without being prompted to use additional attempts. Upon earning a passing grade, students are awarded credit for the course. Note: For this option, student's previous final grade of 69% or below must be posted to their transcript before registering.
Note: **Per NCAA guidelines, student athletes CANNOT participate in the Credit Recovery program.
E. Initial Credit Courses
- AVA Initial Credit is for students who are taking elementary, middle, and high school courses for the first time, students who need to retake a course, or athletes (AVA Initial Credit courses are NCAA approved). AVA courses are full semester-long courses and are available to ALL Atlanta Public School students. AVA initial credit courses are a part of a student’s regular schedule in his or her local school.
- AVA Initial Credit is also an option for students interested in getting ahead. The AVA Initial Credit program provides a similar experience to students face-to-face classroom experience since students have an assigned content teacher for their course. Students also have access to a virtual classroom that includes video capabilities, a whiteboard, computer sharing and chat capabilities. Depending on their assigned course, students taking Initial Credit courses can access their teacher for questions during the school day or after school hours.
F. Lesson/Unit Recovery CoursesAVA Unit Recovery (AVA UR) provides students an opportunity to master the content and recover a unit or lesson, within the current Fall and Spring semesters. Students can recover unlimited units, in multiple courses, at the same time. Unit Recovery is available while taking a course at the student's home school. Classroom teachers assign students virtual units to complete during non-school hours. The previous failed unit grade will be replaced by the recovered unit grade for the course.
All students enrolled in Atlanta Public Schools can recover units and/or lessons. For example: No units can be recovered before or after the current semester. If a student is taking Algebra I during Fall 2022, this student can only recover units for Algebra I during the Fall 2022 semester.