• AVAJr. FAQs

     

    Who is my child’s teacher?

    Your child’s teacher will be certified elementary AVAJr. teacher employed by Atlanta Public Schools. Teachers from specific elementary schools can not be requested.

    Will there be “Connections” (Art and PE)?

    Yes, Art and PE Connection classes will be incorporated throughout the curriculum with the guidance of the Gifted Department.

    Will the students be grouped by school in their virtual classes?

    Class enrollment will be determined by the interest level. Students will be combined with students from other schools through the district. 

    What is the daily time commitment for students in AVAJr.?

    • PreK~Daily instruction - not to exceed 2.5 hours 
      • Daily independent practice – not to exceed 20 minutes 
      • Pending state guidance 
    • Grade K-2~Daily Instruction - Not to exceed 4 hours (240 minutes) 
      • Daily Independent Practice - Not to exceed 40 minutes 
    • Grade  3-5~Daily Instruction - Not to exceed 5 hours (300 minutes) 
      • Daily Independent Practice - Not to exceed 40 minutes

    What type of support should parents expect to receive from the AVAJr. staff? 

    Families will be provided with constant communication from the teacher, mentor, and other support staff when necessary. 

    Can students transfer back to their school mid-semester or do they have to complete the full semester with AVA?

    Students must complete the first 9 weeks once enrolled with AVA and can transfer back to their school at the conclusion of the completed nine weeks.

    What is the teacher-student ratio for Pre-K-5?

    The student teacher ratio for K-5 is 30:1. Pre-K will continue to follow federal and state guidelines.

    Is AVA able to accommodate students receiving gifted services?

    The curriculum will incorporate gifted standards in all subject areas as well as included gifted resources within the curriculum.

    Are there live classes every day? Are students required to attend the live sessions/classes?

    Yes, there will be both asynchronous and synchronous sessions. Students are required to attend.

    Are accommodations made for students with IEP's or 504 Plans?

    Yes. AVAJr. will not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of disability. It is the responsibility of the home school to ensure that the system meets all requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504. The current IEP or 504 Plan must be provided to AVAJr. by the home school. Atlanta Virtual Academy will follow all applicable provisions in the IEP or 504 Plan. However, there may be some provisions that can not be implemented. In such a case, the home school must determine whether Atlanta Virtual Academy is an appropriate placement.

    How do I register for AVAJr.?

    Starting August 3, 2020, you may complete the AVAJr.'s Interest Survey in Infinite Campus via the Parent Portal. The Interest Survey is located in the Message Center. Once you complete this form, it will initiate your student's enrollment process.

    Should the district transition from a virtual model to a hybrid or face-to-face model, AVAJr. will begin registration from second-quarter enrollment, thereby continuing to provide a virtual option to families who for health reasons, etc. require it. 

     

    What are the registration dates for AVAJr.?

    Registration Starts: August 3, 2020

    Registration Ends: August 28, 2020

    How can I receive additional information on AVAJr.?

    Information Sessions are held on Tuesdays(10:00) and Thursday(4:00). Click on the link below to register. The Information Session access code will appear immediately after submitting the Registration Form https://bit.ly/FTSeshRegistration  or you may contact Natosha Holley at nholley@apsk12.org.