How It Works

Curious how online learning works?

With online learning, your child can learn at home, or wherever there’s an internet connection, while enjoying the benefits and support of a school program. They’ll complete a mix of online lessons and offline activities, using K12-provided books and materials.* State-licensed teachers provide instruction in virtual sessions called “Class Connects.”

Our Programs

Kansas Virtual Academy (KSVA) uses quality curriculum from K12 that’s designed to let students find the learning style that works best for them, allowing them to find their own path to success. Each online classroom offers engaging and relevant lessons that build on your child’s interests and abilities.

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What’s my role as a parent?

You’ll play an active and important role as your child’s Learning Coach. Plan to:

  • Provide academic support, motivation, and guidance throughout the school year
  • Ensure your child is on track with assignments and coursework
  • Communicate with teachers 
  • Report daily attendance 

If you or your child’s legal guardian are unable to fill this role, you can choose a family member, friend, or another trusted adult to be the Learning Coach.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to attend Kansas Virtual Academy (KSVA)?

How many of my children can I enroll in KSVA?

Because KSVA provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades K–6, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.

What does it cost to attend KSVA?

KSVA is a public school, so there’s no tuition. We provide Kansas-licensed teachers and instructional materials. Families are required to provide their own computers and internet access to participate in the program. Students and families will also be responsible for providing some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Families who qualify receive a loaner computer. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.

What is the attendance policy?

As Kansas public school students, all KSVA students must comply with the state-required minimum number of attending 180 instructional days. 

Can our family take a vacation during the school year?

The school calendar includes school holidays or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their student’s teacher if they plan a vacation that doesn’t coordinate with the school calendar. 

How much time will my child spend online?

In the younger grades, many of the online lessons include offline work. Students in grades K–2 spend about 30–40 percent of their time on the computer, while students in grades 3–5 spend about 50–60 percent of their time online. Screen time increases in grade 6.

How do students interact socially?

*Course materials vary by course and school.