Who can attend OHVA?
The Ohio Virtual Academy serves students in grades K-12 who officially reside in the state of Ohio.
How do I enroll my child in the Ohio Virtual Academy?
To find out how to enroll in OHVA, visit our How to Enroll page.
How many of my children can I enroll in the Ohio Virtual Academy?
Because Ohio Virtual Academy provides all the lesson plans and materials needed for kindergarten through grade 12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program. We currently serve many families with multiple K-8 students in the Family Cohort program, all with the support of OHVA teachers.
What does it cost to attend the OHVA Virtual Academy?
Since OHVA is a public charter/community school, there is no tuition. However, students and families will be responsible for providing some consumable materials (such as printer ink and paper).
What is the attendance policy?
Students are in public school when enrolled in Ohio Virtual Academy. Students in grades K-8 typically school 5-6 hours per day, and high school students typically school 6-7 hours per day to keep up with assignments and online classes. Parents are responsible to log attendance hours daily into the Online School, which creates a cumulative attendance record for the year. Insufficient hours and lessons completed over time may result in truancy, and removal from the school, per the guidelines from the Ohio Department of Education.
Can I take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school "holidays" or vacation time. You will not have access to your assigned teacher(s) during this time, but you can continue to do school work. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar, taking into consideration testing dates.
Is the program available to children without a permanent address?
The McKinney Act of 1987, or P.L. 100-77, ensures that each child of a homeless individual, and each homeless youth shall have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children and youth. The act has been amended and is considered the McKinney-Vento Act currently. Under the Act, schools are prohibited from delaying a homeless child's entry into school due to delays in obtaining school records. Rules regarding guardianship must be waived for homeless students living with foster parents or relatives other than their legal guardians. Individuals who would be considered McKinney-Vento students would be in housing temporarily and due to hardship, the housing is substandard or considered inadequate or a student is not living with a parent or guardian.
Ohio Virtual Academy can offer school supplies and a list of community services to qualifying homeless youth. Determinations of qualifying students are made on a case-by-case basis.