Why Does OHVA Provide ISP Supplement?
Consistent internet access is necessary for success at OHVA. That's why we provide an internet supplement for each eligible family.
Looking to Supplement Your Internet (ISP) Cost?
Near the end of each semester, there are dates you may submit your internet bills/verification online using a secure online form.
The submission dates for the 22-23 school year for each semester are:
Fall Semester: Jan. 3 – 17, 2023
Spring Semester: May 22 – June 9, 2023
Note: This board policy allows for 10 months of internet submission, up to 5 months per semester. Each monthly bill is required, and should include the service dates that cover only the months your student was enrolled. Note the policy and instructions below for further explanation.
Read all the instructions carefully. Using a computer, submit your bills securely using our secure online form. Use the step by step tutorial to guide you. For additional information, view the ISP Newsletter.
Review the board policy below:
- Consistent Internet access is a requirement for enrollment in the Ohio Virtual Academy. When Internet verification is provided by a student’s parent, a portion of the costs associated with Internet access is provided by a supplement for students enrolled in our school each semester.
- The Ohio Virtual Academy will provide a supplement to families of $20 per month towards the partial costs associated with Internet access. The supplement period is from August through May.
- Note: No family, regardless of the number of OHVA students, will receive more than $20 per month.
- Families must participate in the Online School, as well as have compliant, consistent attendance throughout the semester as described in the School Handbook, in order to qualify for ISP supplement.
- Families must submit their internet bills online during the submission window provided each semester. Bills should be submitted digitally online through the school website. Instructions can be found on the website. If the bill is not submitted within the planned submission time, the family will not receive a supplement for that semester. The address on the billing statement must match the current mailing address on file for the student(s). Only one check per address will be issued.
- Checks will be issued to the current Learning Coach on file.
- Supplement payments are mailed twice each year:
- Within ten weeks after the last day of Semester 1
- Within ten weeks after the last day of Semester 2
- Late enrollment will result in a pro-rated/partial supplement
- Students must be enrolled through the end of the semester in order to be eligible for a supplement for that semester.
- You'll need to know your Family ID and your oldest student's ID [PDF].
- You will need one file per monthly bill.
- Bundled bills are permitted. There is no need to ask your provider for a breakdown of just internet cost as long as it is shown on the bill generally. Your bill should include your name, address, dates of service and "internet" shown in services.
- It does not need to be itemized with the exact amount showing for internet.
- Match the service date with the month you’re submitting.
- Months needed for the 1st semester submission: August, September, October, November and December.
- Months needed for the 2nd semester submission: January, February, March, April and May
- With a valid submission, allow for 10 weeks from the end of the semester for check processing and mailing.
- Checks will be mailed to the ADDRESS ON FILE for you. If your address needs changed, complete that HERE.
- Checks will be made out to the Learning Coach on file.
Please email any questions to ISPsupplement@ohva.org.
Tip: If you have internet, you will probably have an online account with your provider. Access this account online and download billing statements as PDFs.
Visit this resource if you need more support or direction.
Questions? Contact your advisor as needed.