Jeffco’s 21st Century Virtual Academy

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Basic Information

Phone Number: 303-982-6770
Fax Number: 303-982-6774

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Additional Information

Founder/President/Principal: Christie Frost
School Type: Middle School and High School
Founded: 2008
Ages/Grades: 14 – 20, 7th-12th grade
School Size: 680 students
Classroom Size: 30 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1/25
Tuition:

Free for all Colorado residents, Supplemental Courses are offered for a fee: • Jeffco Students: $175/.5 credit • Non-Jeffco Students: $200/.5 credit

Financial Aid:

Loaner laptops and internet stipend for those who qualify

Departments:

English, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, Visual Arts & Music, Physical Education and Electives

Curriculum:

All courses are aligned to meet state standards and Jeffco Public School's graduation requirements for 2013 and beyond

Support Services:

Counseling, Technology, Special Education, Instructional Coaching

System Requirements:

Access to a computer and internet access. We are proud to use Schoology as our online learning platform. Schoology is a Learning Management System (LMS) and social network used by over 20,000 schools and districts worldwide.
System Requirements
Supported Browsers:
• Firefox 3+
• Internet Explorer 7+
• Safari 3.1+
• Google Chrome
Plug-in requirements:
• Javascript Enabled
• Flash 9+ (for advanced file uploader)
• Cookies Enabled
Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro
• Adobe Connect is the Web conference tool that Jeffco's 21st Century Virtual Academy uses to deliver engaging live "classroom" sessions to our students. Its interactive white board, instant messaging feature, desktop and application sharing, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) makes it a great tool to help teachers and students connect.

Mission Statement:

We will provide a quality education that prepares all students for a successful future through a rigorous curriculum, strong connections, and a vibrant learning community.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The school district decided to begin offering online education because we know that today’s students have a variety of educational needs. Not all students can attend a traditional school, and not all students enjoy learning in a physical classroom. In response, we have created a robust, supportive online educational program that is convenient and flexible.

School History:

Jeffco’s 21st Century Virtual Academy opened in 2008 with 100 students. For the 2012/2013 school year, we have almost 700 full and part-time students.

Testimonials:

• “Everything about the Virtual Academy has been excellent. Overall with five classes last semester and four classes this semester; we have been very pleased with the Virtual Academy.”
• “The teachers have been the most exceptional educational providers that he has experienced. They truly care about the student and the student learning the subject material.”
• "I would like to say that our experience with Virtual Academy and its teachers has been exceptional! This group of people has been so supportive despite the challenge that my son has had. The teachers have reached out time and again with offers of extra help just trying to get him on track. Several different members of your staff have told me that every teen matures differently and to just keep working to get him engaged. It's wonderful to have that kind of feedback from the people who work directly with your kid; to not feel anyone has written them off.
In closing I'd like to extend a huge Thank You to the entire staff at VA. Thank you for the caring and kindness that goes along with your teaching."