Frequently Asked Questions


Questions
1)  Do I need to live in Washington County to be a part of the Academy?
2)  How often do I need to login to the program?
3)  How many credits will I need to earn?
4)  Do I attend a brick and mortar school?
5)  Am I required to take exams?
 
Answers
1)  Q Do I need to live in Washington County to be a part of the Academy?
A

No, you are not required to live in Washington County to be a part of our school. The Virtual Learning Academy is open to any student who is willing and able to come to the designated location for required meetings, take final exams, and participate in state mandated testing. At this time the location is 2002 Indian Ridge Road, Johnson City, Tennessee.  

2)  Q How often do I need to login to the program?
A

Students are expected to complete the required number of hours each week (A week is defined as Monday-Sunday) as outlined in the parent/student agreement. For most students 30 hours a week will be required. A report is created weekly to determine academic progress and attendance. It is suggested that students login to the on-line program regularly for announcements and check their email daily for messages from staff members.

3)  Q How many credits will I need to earn?
A

This program is individualized for each student based on academic needs and goals. Students are encouraged to complete courses which will prepare them for post-secondary academic endeavors. To earn an official diploma, all state academic requirements must be satisfactorily completed. Students must complete eight semesters of course work to be able to graduate. Credits earned in other programs will be considered as part of the state requirements.

4)  Q Do I attend a brick and mortar school?
A

Students and a parent/guardian will have regularly scheduled meetings with a staff member in order to discuss progress and establish goals. Students will be required to come to a designated location to take all final exams as well as participate in practice testing before the standardized state exams. Students will be given specific information concerning times, dates, and location of the required state mandated assessments.

5)  Q Am I required to take exams?
A

Yes, there are assessments that need to be completed. Each on-line course has quizzes, projects, and unit post-tests to complete. There will also be a final proctored exam at the end of each course as well as the required state mandated standardized assessments to be taken at Asbury Optional High School.