Jones County Virtual Academy

Last Updated: 9/3/2020 3:04 PM

Jones County Virtual Academy

Jones County Virtual Academy Handbook

 

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Jones County Virtual Academy Update - September 3, 2020

Student holiday dates were entered in Accelerate Education today, causing due dates to be recalculated.  Students should no longer have any assignments due on a school holiday.  Students are able to continue working and submitting assignments in the program on any date through December 18, 2020.  Teachers continue to be available according to their established schedules on school days. 

 

Jones County Virtual Academy Update - August 3, 2020

Jones County Virtual Academy Application for Fall 2020 - Application open 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 through 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The Jones County Virtual Academy will reopen the application for the Fall 2020 Semester.  There is a limited number of remaining seats in some grade levels, and applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis according to the time stamp of the application submission.  The JCVA application will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 and close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

Applicants must complete the registration process by attending a virtual registration meeting and completing registration documents after the meeting.  Registration meetings are scheduled for August 6 at 7:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., or 7:00 p.m.  A link to the registration meetings will be emailed Wednesday evening to the email address applicants list in the application.  Registration documents must be completed and submitted by 12:00 noon, August 7.  Failure to attend one of the registration meetings and submit registration documents by the due date will void the student’s application.

Registration qualifies a student but does not guarantee a seat in the Jones County Virtual Academy program.  Available seats will be filled based upon completion of the registration process and the order in which applications were received.  Parents will be notified by email of their student’s enrollment status by 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 10.

 

Jones County Virtual Academy Update - July 15, 2020

Jones County Virtual Academy is excited to announce Accelerate Education has been selected as the curriculum resource for JCVA students in grades K-8.  

  • For elementary school JCVA students, the school system is planning to utilize Accelerate Education and instructional support from JCSS teachers. 
    • Students will be enrolled in self-paced, on grade-level, online classes through an online learning management system called Accelerate Education. 
    • Students in grades K-5 will need significant assistance from a parent/adult in the home (approximately 2-3 hours each day of adult assistance). This adult will become the student’s Learning Coach.
    • K-5 Learning Coaches should watch this brief video about the role of the Learning Coach and the Accelerate Education model of delivering instruction. The Learning Coach website can be accessed here. Learning Coaches should access the Learning Coach website and review the Getting Started resources to prepare for the upcoming school year.
    • While a JCSS teacher will provide some support to K-5 students whose parents choose the JCVA option, the teacher assigned may not be the teacher that the student would have if enrolled in in-person instruction or a teacher assigned to your child’s school.
  • For middle school JCVA students, the school system is planning to utilize Accelerate Education and instructional support from JCSS teachers. 
    • Students will be enrolled in self-paced, on grade-level, online classes through an online learning management system called Accelerate Education. 
    • Students in grades 6-8 will need assistance from a parent/adult in the home (approximately 2-3 hours each day of adult assistance). This adult will become the student’s Learning Coach.
    • 6-8 Learning Coaches should watch this brief video about the role of the Learning Coach and the Accelerate Education model of delivering instruction. The Learning Coach website can be accessed here. Learning Coaches should access the Learning Coach website and review the Getting Started resources to prepare for the upcoming school year.
    • While a JCSS teacher will provide some support to 6-8 students whose parents choose the JCVA option, the teacher assigned may not be the teacher that the student would have if enrolled in in-person instruction or a teacher assigned to your child’s school.

 

Jones County Virtual Academy Update - July 10, 2020

JCVA application deadline - Wednesday, July 15, 2020

JCVA registration paperwork is due by Friday, July 17, 2020 to be eligible for 1st Semester JCVA enrollment. 

 

Jones County Virtual Academy Update - July 6, 2020

Jones County Virtual Academy has expanded to include grades Kindergarten through 12th.  The application deadline is extended through Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

Jones County Virtual Academy Application - Deadline for Fall 2020 Registration is Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Jones County Virtual Academy Student Handbook - Updated August 6, 2020

 

Jones County Virtual Academy is a program of Jones County Schools. Jones County Virtual Academy offers rigorous, state-accredited, courses for students who need an independent online alternative to the brick and mortar classroom. The Jones County Board of Education maintains that face-to-face instruction remains irreplaceable; however, students today need choices and flexibility. Jones County Schools is proud to provide Jones County Virtual Academy as an option.