Virtual Learning Academy: Go Virtual!
Virtual Learning Academy - High School
The Virtual Learning Academy provides online learning opportunities to secondary students across the district and the state of Texas.
VLA serves high school students who:
- want a flexible learning environment
- learn better online
- want to make room in their schedule for fine arts, athletics, or career and technology courses
- want to take a course not offered on campus
- want to graduate early
- want to work and go to school
- want an original credit option for credit recovery
High school students may take online courses within the school day or outside the school day to supplement their regular instructional program. Instruction and content are delivered primarily over the Internet, and most instructional activities take place online. Middle school students may take online courses outside the school day to supplement their regular instructional program.
Students are not alone in their online courses! Our program is "high touch" with extensive interaction between students and the online teacher and students and their classmates. These frequent, ongoing interactions occur asynchronously within the course and in real time through a variety of tools: phone, Twitter, course messaging, district email, Zoom, Google Docs, and other Web tools.
When classes authored and taught be LISD teachers are taken by LISD students inside the school day, there is no course fee assessed. When these same classes are taken outside the school day, a fee ranging from $25 to $150 is charged per half credit course. Additional courses are also available for a fee through the TXVSN Online Catalog.
Out of District Students
The majority of our courses are available for any student in the state of Texas to take. These courses are posted on the Texas Virtual Schools Network Online Course Catalog.
Virtual Learning Academy - Middle School
VLA serves middle school students who:
- Want to take a world language
- Want to accelerate in mathematics and have met high school course prerequisites
- Want to take high school Art I and have previously taken middle school Art
Middle school students may take online courses outside the school day to supplement their regular instructional program or during the Virtual Learning Academy Summer term. Course fees apply. Please see the VLA course catalog for more information about fees.
Rising 9th grade students may take freshman level courses during the VLA Summer term.
Virtual Learning Academy Courses
Virtual Learning Academy courses are locally developed and are taught by highly qualified Lewisville ISD online teachers. All courses meet the state's high standards for teaching and learning and are aligned to the goals of Strategic Design. Additionally, VLA courses meet the quality standards established by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and Section 508 Accessibility standards for students with disabilities.
Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) Courses
The Texas Virtual School Network is a clearinghouse of rigorous online courses offered by approved providers. Lewisville ISD is one of many TXVSN providers across the state offering courses through the TXVSN catalog. All courses are TEA-approved and meet the state's high standards for teaching and learning.