FAQs

What grades are offered by Texas Virtual Academy at Hallsville (TVAH)?

TVAH offers full-time enrollment for grades 3–12 for the 2018–2019 school year.

What subjects will my child study?

Language arts/English, math, science, and history are core courses. There are also other courses in the appropriate grade levels, such as art, health/PE, music, and world languages. High school students will also have access to a variety of electives.

Will my child have physical education classes?

For students in grades 3–8, physical education (PE) is a public school requirement. The PE curriculum objectives break down to 30 minutes per day, for a total of 150 minutes per week. The physical activity your student logs must meet the PE Lesson Objectives for that week’s assignment.

Does TVAH provide textbooks and other instructional materials?

Yes. We provide the textbooks and instructional materials for the courses. These books and materials are sent to students directly and are dependent on the student's grade level and the courses they're enrolled in. High school and middle school students receive fewer books and materials than elementary students. Common household items and office supplies, such as printer ink and paper, are not provided.

Can my child work at his or her own pace?

While all grades have minimum progress and pacing requirements, some advancement and flexible pacing options exist.

How much time do students spend on the computer?

We expect that students will spend no more than 15 to 30 percent of their school time on the computer in grades 3–5, 50 to 70 percent in grades 6–8, and 80+ percent in grades 9–12. We believe in a balanced approach toward education. Computers help us provide you with effective assessment, planning, and time-management tools. Computers also act as powerful teaching tools that can motivate, stimulate, and inform children about the world around them. They do not, however, replace a solid education. Rather, they help facilitate one. That's why we use a unique multimedia approach that also includes a great deal of traditional books, workbooks, and other instructional materials for many of the courses.

How do students interact socially?

Throughout the year, students will be invited to participate in school outings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, zoos), picnics, and other social events. In addition, local groups of students and parents can get together in their areas. The online family directory provides a way for families to network with families in their region of the state.

Will this program intrude into my home?

There are no home visits as part of the program, and there are no other intrusions into your home.

How do I enroll my student?

Visit our How to Enroll section for information on enrolling your student in TVAH.