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What is the Northeastern Nevada Virtual Academy?

 
Northeastern Nevada Virtual Academy is a free online public school created by the Elko County School District to provide educational services to students that choose to receive some or all of their K-12 education at home.

How much does this program cost?
 
This is a free public school program.

Who provides the curriculum for the Northeastern Nevada Virtual Academy?
 
Elko County School District has partnered with K-12 Edgenuity. 

Where can I find Course lists and Descriptions?


Are the courses approved by the Nevada Department of Education?
 
Yes, all courses are approved by the Nevada Department of Education. 

What grade levels can enroll in the Northeastern Nevada Virtual Academy?
 
Kindergarten through 12th grade students

Who is eligible to enroll in this program?

 
Only students living in Elko County attending K-12.

Can students take courses online and regular courses at their attendance area school?
 
Yes, middle school and high school students can take courses online and at their attendance area school. This can be arranged by contacting the counselors and administrators at your attendance area school. K-5th grade students must choose between full time online enrollment and full time enrollment at their attendance area school. 


Can students enrolled in online courses participate in extracurricular activities?
 
Yes, this can be arranged by contacting an administrator at your attendance area school.

How many courses am I required to I take?
 
All students, except seniors, must be enrolled in six courses.
 
Seniors must be enrolled in at least 4 courses. Seniors will be required to take additional courses if graduation requirements cannot be met through the completion of 4 courses each semester.
 
Full time enrollment for 7th -12th grade students can be completely online or a combination of online courses, regular courses at your  attendance area school, or credit recovery A+ courses. 10th -12th grade students can also use dual credit college courses complete a  full time schedule with approval from the principal at their attendance area high school.
 
K-5th grade students must choose between full time online enrollment or full time enrollment at their attendance area school.
 
Are students required to participate in state-mandated testing?

Yes, you will be notified regarding the dates and times of the tests. Testing will take place at designated locations or at one the schools in the Elko County School District.  Official test proctors are provided for high stakes tests such as End of Course, ACT, and SBAC.  

Where do students take their midterm and final exams for online courses?
 
Some exams require a proctor. These exams will need to be taken at designated locations. Parents/students are notified well in advance of the test location, time and date(s).

Does my child have to enroll in the Elko County School District to enroll in the Northeastern Nevada Virtual Academy?
 
Yes, the funding for the Northeastern Nevada Virtual Academy is based on the funding Elko County School District receives
for full time student enrollments.

What documents do I need to register my child with the Elko County School District?
 
A copy of your child’s legal birth certificate, a copy of your child’s immunization records, proof of residency, a completed registration form, signed written agreement and plan-of-study.

How often should I check my child’s progress in his or her courses?

 
Parents should be monitoring their child’s progress at least once a week.  Make sure your child is logging into their courses 5 days each week, communicating with their teachers each week, completing assignments each week, and working at a pace that will ensure they complete all their courses with in the allowable time limits.

What if my child does not complete their online courses or fails their courses?
 
The administrators at your attendance area school will schedule a meeting with you and your child to determine if your child should be enrolled into regular courses at their attendance area school or remain in online classes. Students that are not making progress should in most cases be placed back into regular courses at their attendance area school.

Can credit earned through Northeastern Nevada Virtual Academy be used to change a grade received in a previously taken course?
 
No, all courses taken by a student will be displayed on a student’s transcript and will be used to calculate their GPA.

Can my child graduate from high school if they complete their courses through the Northeastern Nevada Virtual Academy?
 
Yes, once your child meets Elko County School District's graduation requirements they will receive a diploma from the Elko County School District.  Diplomas are issued in June of each year.  Your child will also be provided a transcript, upon request, that displays the courses completed, grades for each course, GPA, state exams completed, and date of graduation.

What is the Northeastern Nevada Virtual Academy attendance policy?
 
Log into your courses at least five days each week.
 
Communicate with the teacher in each of your courses at least once a week.
 
Complete assignments in each course each week.
 
Complete course work at a pace that will allow you to finish your courses within the allotted time period.