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Last Updated: 10/25/2021 5:28 PM

If you have questions about the JCVA or the application process, you may contact one of the following:

- Mr. George Laoo (laoog@jcschools.org), Principal of the JCVA at (423) 928-0380

- Dr. David Timbs (timbsd@jcschools.org), Supervisor of Secondary and Instructional Technology at (423) 434-5200

 

About the JCVA:

The Johnson City Virtual Academy (JCVA) was established by the Johnson City Board of Education in February 2021.  The school will open to The Johnson City Virtual Academy (JCVA) was established by the Johnson City Board of Education in February 2021.  The school will open to serve students in August 2021 in grades 5-12.  All teachers will be employees of Johnson City Schools and fully licensed to serve in the grades and content areas where assigned.  Remote learning opportunities will not be offered through any of the other eleven schools in the Johnson City School District during the 2021-22 school year.  For the first year of operation, there will be a limited number of seats available in grades 5-8.

 

serve students in August 2021 in grades 5-12.  All teachers will be employees of Johnson City Schools and fully licensed to serve in the grades and content areas where assigned.  Remote learning opportunities will not be offered through any of the other eleven schools in the Johnson City School District during the 2021-22 school year.  For the first year of operation, there will be a limited number of seats available in grades 5-8.

 

FAQ:

IS THERE AN APPLICATION DEADLINE?

The application for enrollment will start first of April. Completing the application does not guarantee enrollment. Candidates will be selected based on their academic performance, behavior, attendance, and school recommendation.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? 

There is no cost for Johnson City Tennessee school district students. Tuition will apply to those living outside of the Johnson City Tennessee school district. 

DO YOU ACCEPT STUDENTS FROM ANYWHERE IN TN? 

Yes, as long as you can prove that you live in the first region of the state of TN. Tuition will apply to those living outside of the Johnson City Tennessee school district. 

WHAT GRADES DOES JCVA SERVE? 

We serve students in grades 5-12. 

DO STUDENTS RECEIVE A DIPLOMA? 

Yes, students receive a TN state diploma (22 credits) or an official JC Virtual School diploma (28 credits)  depending on credits earned. 

DOES JCVA HAVE A GRADUATION CEREMONY? 

Yes. The JCVA will conduct a graduation ceremony for their students. JCVA Seniors will need to pick up their cap and gown packages at JCVA.

ARE YOU A CREDIT-RECOVERY PROGRAM? 

No, we don't offer credit recovery. 

I AM COMING FROM A SCHOOL THAT IS ON A YEAR-LONG SCHEDULE. HOW DOES THAT AFFECT MY CREDITS?

If enrolling in August, this should not affect your credits much. The counselor will meet and discuss your options with you, if accepted. If enrolling in January, the student will be given a schedule similar to what they were taking at their previous school. The student cannot transfer over half-credits in the middle of the semester. The entire credit must be earned at either the previous school or at JCVA.

CAN STUDENTS LEARN AT THEIR OWN PACE? 

With limits. We have weekly deadlines students must meet for attendance purposes. 

HOW MANY COURSES CAN STUDENTS TAKE A YEAR?

Students can take three additional credits per school year. 

ARE YOU A HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM? 

No, we are a public school. 

WHAT CURRICULUM DO YOU USE? 

All of our curriculum is created by licensed TN teachers who teach for Johnson City Schools. We follow the Tennessee State Standards. 

DO STUDENTS HAVE TO SHOW UP IN PERSON? 

Yes, students must show up in person to take TNReady/ End of Course and ACT/SAT tests. These tests are required in order to remain a student at JC Virtual School.

WHAT SOFTWARE DO YOU REQUIRE? 

We provide chromebooks free of charge to the students. 

DO YOU OFFER ANY SORT OF ACCELERATED COURSES? 

No, we do not. We believe that our courses are too rigorous to be accelerated and still help the student have a happy, healthy life outside of school. 

IF I ATTEND JCVAL, WILL I BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP OR TN PROMISE? 

Yes. 

WILL I BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ROTC, BAND, ORCHESTRA OR CHORUS?

No. 

WHAT COURSES WILL BE OFFERED?

Johnson City Virtual Academy reserves the right to change curriculum and class offerings as needed. The following list is a guide to help students during the registration process, it is not a guarantee that individual courses will be offered.  If changes occur in the Program of Studies, students will be informed during registration or at the beginning of the next school year.  Changes in staff and final budget approval may limit or change course offerings.  A course also may be dropped if too few students request the class.

AP

ENG

MATH

SCI

SS

PE

FINE ARTS

LANG

CTE

AP Human Geography

 

AP Psychology

 

AP Environ. Science

 

AP Computer Science

 

AP Statistics

 

AP Computer Science 

 

AP English Language & Composition

 

AP English Literature & Composition    English 1

English 1

 

English 1 (H)

 

English 2

 

English 2(H)

 

English 3

 

English 3 (H)

 

English 4

 

English 4 (H)

Algebra I

 

Algebra I (H)

 

Geometry

 

Geo.(H)

 

Algebra II

 

Algebra II (H)

 

Calculus I

 

Calculus I(H)

 

Bridge Math

 

Pre-Cal

Ecology

 

Biology

 

Biology (H)

 

Chemistry

 

Chemistry (H)

 

Human Anatomy and Physiology

 

Earth and Space Science

 

Macro-bio

 

Physic

World HX & Geography

 

US Govt and Civics

 

Economics


 

Lifetime Wellness

 

PE

 

Personal Finance

Visual Art I

 

Visual Art II

 

Theater Arts I

 

Theater Arts II

Spanish 1

 

Spanish 2

 

Spanish 3

 

Spanish 4

Health Science Education

 

Medical Therapeutics

 

Anatomy & Physiology

 

Industry Certification: OSHA 10 

 

General Industry

 

Introduction to Business & Marketing

 

Marketing and Management 1

 

Principals

Advertising & Public Relations