How It Works (High School)

Work Completion Expectation

Focusing on student learning and academic growth is paramount at Texas Virtual Academy at Hallsville (TVAH). While desiring to offer flexibility in our high school, we must also have accountability to offer every opportunity for student success. With this in mind, students need to recognize the importance of classroom pacing and published due dates and will need to complete their work based on those dates.

High school is a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade of 70 percent or above on their assignments and online lessons. Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success. Attending teacher-led, direct-instruction, online synchronous “Class Connect” sessions, along with completing coursework, will also assist with student success. We encourage students to follow their class schedule pacing, which is designed to help them succeed.


Email is the primary form of communication between the school and families. Learning Coaches and students are required to check and respond to emails on a daily basis.

Time Commitment

High school students are expected to spend 6 hours per course per week. A student who takes 5 courses and spends 6 hours per week on each one is devoting approximately 30 hours per week to his or her course work.

Teachers provide group assistance via online synchronous sessions called "Class Connect." Students are expected to attend these sessions in order to meet with teachers and receive course assistance, tutoring, and instruction. These sessions vary by subject and are scheduled by your teacher.


Our testing is purposeful and meaningful, and drives our instructional practices to best serve the individual needs of your child.

State Testing

TVAH students must comply with all Texas-mandated testing requirements.