What grades are offered by Kansas Virtual Academy (KSVA)?
KSVA serves Kansas students in grades K–6.
What subjects will my child study?
Does KSVA provide textbooks and other instructional materials?
Yes. We provide the textbooks and instructional materials. These books and materials are dependent on the student's grade level and the courses they're enrolled in.
Can my child work at their own pace?
The elementary program is self-paced and flexible within the parameters specified by state law. Middle school students complete lessons in synchronous and asynchronous sessions and are expected to complete, quizzes, tests, and other assignments in a timely manner.
How much time do students spend on the computer?
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 middle school.
Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?
All students will work in grade level curriculum with the accommodations identified in their IEP.
Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my advanced learner?
The beauty of our program is that it is flexible enough to meet children where they are in any given subject and take them where they want to go. Grade placement assessments, completed as part of the enrollment process, allow us to place your student in the appropriate level of curriculum. So, for example, if your fourth grader is doing math on a sixth-grade level and reading on a fourth-grade level, we can tailor lesson plans to meet your student's abilities.
How do students interact socially?
Students spend time with classmates online and through school outings, field trips, and other activities. In addition to school-based clubs, Stride K12 online national clubs help connect students with like interests and passions.
Will this program intrude into my home?
There are no home visits as part of the program and no other intrusions into your home.
What are the Immunization Requirements?
Each year, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment issues its updated immunization requirements for any child attending school. Immunizations are used to protect children from highly infectious diseases. The requirements are made based on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.
In certain cases, exemptions to vaccination are allowed. These include:
- Chickenpox: If your child has had the disease, please provide documentation of the date from your physician.
- Religious Exemptions: Please provide a written statement with signature and date if you are a member of a religious denomination whose teachings are opposed to such immunizations.
- Medical Exemptions: Please provide a yearly written statement from your physician indicating the immunizations your child cannot receive.
- Medical Exemption Form [PDF]
The current recommended and minimum interval immunization schedules may be found on the CDC webpage. If you'd like more information about immunization requirements, please contact the school office at 913.592.4600.