Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Clay Virtual Academy

Public | K-12 | 420 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

2 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted June 25, 2014

Clay Virtual Academy has shown to be much better than the public schools in Oakleaf. My daughter has improved a great deal and the teachers are available, responsive, helpful and tough on standards and testing. They are also available for tutoring on site at OP HIgh School for extended one on one teaching. Can you get that at the school? No. The courses are identical to the "brick and mortar" schools and often have additional courses. The virtual academy offers the same materials without the hassles of transportation, snooty office staff, bullying and a stressful lunch time activity. It's a much better alternative and well worth it for those who choose other options. The other complainers are either confused, angry or had other expectations. CVA is growing every year and its students are doing well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2014

I am a very concerned parent! Clay County Schools really suck and we have people in the school board that really could give a HOOT about you and your child. I have had issues from the get go with these schools and nobody seems to care! to make a long story short we decided after some troubles to check into Clay Virtual Academy. Had horrible experiences there. I have a daughter who is very gifted promised things never got them. Have another daughter who has Autism and was kicked out for no reason at all. ESE for the county will be of no help to you and she will probably tell you like she told me that we were a tourist attraction and we were not to look into other schools. Teachers, principles,staff,and school board members are of no help and If you ask me I would NOT put your child in CVA and If you can home school that is the best thing for you to do. Iunfort. do not have a choice and I am struggling but for now that is all I can do. If you have a child or children that have a 504 or IEP Def. DOn't PUT THEM IN HERE you will be told to leave for sure. They take you in and get your funding them WHAM! You are out! No responses from teachers nothing I give this school a 0!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

My child was a student with them for 2 years. The classes were not concurrent with the testing by the state. (EX: FCAT) before this program my child scored very well on state mandated test. after this program her scores ( not to mention her attitude towards school) dropped. Teachers are Horrible and uncaring as well as the staff. My child uses another virtual program and is under the supervision of Clay Virtual. She loves the new program but with Clay being involved Her core classes are still below grade level. The staff lied to us about the other program saying they would not send text book and she would have no teachers to reach out to. She has both. I would not reccomend this program to any parent. As the staff how to spell HORRIBLE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2014

I'm in the 12th grade and I feel like I'm in the 7th. The work feels below my grade. The teachers are nice and helpful but contact with them is limited. I don't like this school at all. I feel very much in the dark about how it all works. They didn't tell me that they change the passwords every 90 days, and it took over a month to get anyone to answer my emails concerning me not being able to access the website. (I could always access FLVS though.) They also didn't tell me when the semester was starting, my brother found out the day of via an email response which took a week for him to receive. Also the math program is awful. The instructions they give are so very limited and it takes hours to decipher how to answer the problems. When I took the county-issued semester exam, I got an F. The material on the test was hardly the material we had been studying. And the format of the questions was completely different. I'm frustrated because this school seems to not care at all about its students. Communication is almost 0. The teachers are fine, but the school and program as wholes are not good. I wish I was home schooled again.


Posted January 9, 2014

I am in the eleventh grade and on my second semester in CVA. I am not impressed with the website's functionality or the staff. Not to say they don't work hard; because they do, I just mean that a lot assignments go ungraded for days, emails get answered a week too late, and instructions for learning are vague or have little to no coherency. The password for the site expires every 90 days; which is fine, but not if the proper email are not sent to everyone that is effected. Communication seems to be a very difficult thing for this school to grasp, and excuse me for being frank, but, a five year old could communicate better.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
60%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
73%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
80%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 76%
Hispanic 13%
Black 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree N/A64%61%
Doctorate degree N/A1%1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

2306 Kingsley Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
Website: Click here
Phone: (904) 529-4804

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Clay Virtual Franchise
Orange Park, FL


Orange Park High School
Orange Park, FL




Crossroads School
Orange Park, FL


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT