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Virtual Academy Eligibility Requirements 2022-2023
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2022-2023 Student Eligibility Criteria

It is the goal of Burke Virtual Academy to provide a virtual school of choice within the Burke County School System. All students enrolled in the academy will enjoy a flexible and supported approach to online learning. As students work through their daily lessons, their online teachers provide them with meaningful instruction and timely feedback. We strive to provide rigorous academic instruction and ensure student success at each grade level. The following provides guidelines for student success in a virtual setting.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten students should meet the following eligibility criteria to experience success in Burke Virtual Academy.

  • High Speed Internet Access
  • At Home Learning Coach
  • Kindergarten students will need daily support from an adult who can actively participate in the day to day learning
  • Access to a dedicated work space free from distractions
  • Demonstrate age appropriate early literacy & independent learning skills
  • Virtual learning requires students to read grade level material independently across all subject areas
  • Student Attendance
  • Student attendance will be taken daily following guidance from NCDPI. An elementary school student must be present in the scheduled live zoom session in order to be counted present of the day.
  • Students who are inactive or absent for five consecutive days may be required to attend an attendance intervention meeting with a representative from the child's base school and Virtual Academy.

Note: Students who fail one or more core subject areas are not eligible to continue as a virtual student the following school year.

1st - 3rd Grade

First grade through 3rd grade students should meet the following eligibility criteria to experience success in Burke Virtual Academy.

  • High Speed Internet Access
  • At Home Learning Coach
  • 1st - 3rd grade students will need daily support from an adult that can actively participate in the day to day learning
  • Access to a dedicated work space free from distractions
  • Demonstrate age appropriate early literacy & independent learning skills
  • Virtual learning requires students to read grade level material independently across all subject areas
  • Students should demonstrate success, as indicated by the K-2 report card, in Virtual Academy or as a remote learner during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Student Attendance will be taken daily following guidance from NCDPI. An elementary school student must be present in the scheduled live zoom session in order to be counted present of the day.
  • Students who are inactive or absent for five consecutive days may be required to attend an attendance intervention meeting with a representative from the child's base school and Virtual Academy.
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Principal/VA Coordinator Approval

Note: Students who fail one or more core subject areas are not eligible to continue as a virtual student the following school year.

4th Grade - 5th Grade

Fourth and fifth grade students should meet the following eligibility criteria to experience success in Burke Virtual Academy.

  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Demonstrate a high level of independent learning skills and self-motivation
  • Virtual learning requires students to read grade level material independently across all subject areas.
  • At Home Learning Coach
  • Access to a dedicated adult that can participate regularly and facilitate learning
  • Access to a dedicated work space free from distractions
  • Demonstrate age appropriate early literacy & independent learning skills
  • Virtual learning requires students to read grade level material independently across all subject areas
  • Students should have earned a passing grade in all academic subject areas including Math, Reading, Guided Reading, Spelling, Science, Social Studies during the previous school year.
  • Student Attendance will be taken daily following guidance from NCDPI. An elementary school student must be present in the scheduled live zoom session in order to be counted present of the day.
  • Students who are inactive or absent for five consecutive days may be required to attend an attendance intervention meeting with a representative from the child's base school and Virtual Academy.
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Principal/VA Coordinator Approval
  • Review student data to determine eligibility
  • Attendance
  • Academic Data
  • Past Virtual Academy participation

Note: Students who fail one or more core subject areas are not eligible to continue as a virtual student the following school year.

6th Grade - 8th Grade

Middle School (6th - 8th grade) students should meet the following eligibility criteria to experience success in Burke Virtual Academy.

  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Demonstrate a high level of independent learning skills and self-motivation
  • Virtual learning requires students to read grade level material independently across all subject areas
  • At Home Learning Coach
  • Access to a dedicated adult that can provide support as needed
  • Students should have earned a passing grade in all subject areas for the previous school year
  • Student Attendance will be taken daily following guidance from NCDPI. A middle school student must be present in the scheduled live zoom session in order to be counted present of the day.
  • Students who are inactive or absent for five consecutive days may be required to attend an attendance intervention meeting with a representative from the child's base school and Virtual Academy.
  • Students whose grade falls below passing (below 60%) will be required to attend additional Live Zoom sessions to recieve academic interventions.
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Principal/VA Coordinator Approval

Note: Students who fail one or more core or elective courses are not eligible to continue as a virtual student the following semester.

9th Grade - 12th Grade

High School (9th - 12th grade) students should meet the following eligibility criteria to experience success in Burke Virtual Academy.

  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Demonstrate a high level of independent learning skills and self-motivation
  • Virtual learning requires students to read grade level material independently across all subject areas
  • Ability to set and maintain a regular schedule
  • Check email & Canvas regularly
  • Communicate with teachers regularly
  • Home Learning Coach
  • Dedicated adult to provide at home support as needed
  • Students should have passed all core and elective courses during the previous semester
  • Student Attendance:
  • High school student¬†attendance will be counted for each period or class in which the student is enrolled.
  • A high school student will be counted present for the period or class if they complete at least one of the following:
  • complete a daily attendance check-in or assignment for each period
  • participate in a live Zoom session
  • Show evidence of work in Google Classroom/Canvas
  • email correspondence with the teacher
  • phone contact with the teacher
  • Students whose grade falls below passing (below 60%) will be required to attend Live Zoom sessions
  • Students who are inactive or absent for five consecutive days will be required to attend an attendance intervention meeting with a representative from the child's base school and Virtual Academy.
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Principal/VA Coordinator Approval

Note: Students who fail one or more core or elective courses are not eligible to continue as a virtual student the following semester.

Updated February 2022