"Best known for our individualized learning plans and award winning curriculum."
Students enrolled 4500
School leader Mike Kazek
Transportation options None

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8965 S. Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89123

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(877) 900-5602
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3 stars
Based on 46 ratings

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August 08, 2014
I love this school. My son is about to start fifth grade, his third year, at NVVA. The field trips during the school year are organized by the teachers,and there is one every month. At least for fourth grade there was one every month. The school district here in Vegas has placed 50th for the past three years and I know for a fact that they do not have the resources to teach the students anything close to what k12 curriculum offers. I know the time the students have to put into the lessons can be overwhelming and challenging, but I would prefer that for my son over going to a school that can't provide a curriculum with high expectations. I have always encountered encouraging teachers and staff always willing to help in any way they can.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2014
This school is not good. There was a bullying incident where the Staff and Faculty did nothing about it. THERE ARE A LOT OF DRUGS THERE!!If you do not want your child to become involved with the wrong crowd and hate bullying, I do not recommend sending your child there.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2014
The Nevada Virtual Academy is currently attempting to phase out their Foundations courses that are taught by special education teachers for special needs students, who need extra support. The school is becoming extremely academic focused and is losing sight of the fact that these heightened expectations, while beneficial in the long run must be effectively and smoothly transitioned to students. There are a number of very effective measures that have been instituted, including but not limited to face to face tutoring and more CRT/HSPE preparation available in live tutoring setting and virtual. It is my impression from working with Nevada Virtual Academy, that despite taking full federal and state grant funded programs that its administration and school board are very private in their practices. It is my belief that a public charter school should be open to public board meetings, where parents and teachers are invited monthly. One of the challenges that many failing students will face next year is the inability to return. It is with great hope that these students who view Nevada Virtual Academy as their best chance of graduation are seen as much more than just a number.

- submitted by a teacher
March 15, 2014
This used to be my daughter's school. We were satisfied and even encouraged another student to join. Now I regret recommending the school. I am a math teacher tutoring this friend's daughter and NVVA changed the math curriculum at mid-year with no explanation or support. This student went from an A in prealgebra to an F. And I can see why. The Edgenuity videos are tedious and boring. And they don't adequately explain what she sees on tests and quizzes. And the teachers are struggling too. NVVA's response is they are stuck with it for the rest of this semester. So they are willing to toss out this student's past success for a bad contract and program! I am disgusted and will be telling everyone I know about these issues! If you want your prealgebra student to learn then do NOT sign up for NVVA or Edgenuity!

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2014
Totally agree with this parent's review: "Terrible teachers not supportive or organized dishonest practices administration not reliable also rude as also staff over low budget mentality mixed with unprofessional mannerisms " Submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2014
Terrible teachers not supportive or organized dishonest practices administration not reliable also rude as also staff over low budget mentality mixed with unprofessional mannerisms

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2014
terrible teachers dishonest practices administration clearly out of loop rude and uninterested in solving issues Unqualied staff not a accredited school petty attitudes mixed with a low quality mannerisms No virtual lessons

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2013
Love this school! The middle school special Ed teachers a great. Real caring! My child is a few years behind but I love he gets time with just his teacher and his classes are at his level. He felt stupid in regular school here his teacher works with him and a few other kids! She always responds to our questions!!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
My school is amazing I thought it would be super hard to leave public school but this is the best. I have enjoyed it doing my classes ,going on field trips regularly, doing live class connect sessions with my whole class and teacher!!! It is all so much fun and there's are contest mobile app contest it's super fun to do it all! I am so glad I chose online school and Nevada Virtual Academy in general! Thank you to whoever thought about online school thank you soooo much!!! And thanks to most Mrs.Albrecht and my learning coach... I'm loving the 5th grade!!!

- submitted by a community member
October 17, 2013
The entire reason we went for this curriculum with our son is because we needed flexibility. Our son is 5. We knew homeschooling him would limit his social activities but I was going to take him for story time at our library each Wednesday and field trips with the homeschool group on base. I can't do that because of these class connect sessions. They are pointless and time consuming. There is no flexibility to this program. The class connect sessions are during most days of the week, they are required. If I'm teaching him the school curriculum for 4-6 hours a day, I can see no reason why we should have to sit down and do these class connect sessions, especially when they interfere with our days. He's five years old, at regular public schools they spend 2.5 hours there, they get social time and then they spend an hour on homework. He spends 6 hours a day doing work and gets no social time during the week. Also, the math is all over the place. Most days it's shapes, which he's an expert on but on other days it's "count to 100 by tens." I hate this program.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
I love this school. I have three kids attending two girls in 7th. and 10th. and one boy in 12th. this year. I love the way it is structured, it keeps you on your toes. It is just like being at a brick and mortar school, but at home. The teachers work with the parents/learning coaches to help your children. This is our third year with NVVA. I am so glad we chose this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
We have two daughters, 3rd and 7th with NVVA in our 6th year now in Reno, NV. WOW! Though there have been bumps in the road, after a 2 year learning curve the system is really manageable. K12 curriculum is top shelf nationwide. After many changes over the years, our admin staff bends over backward for the family that appreciates spending quality time with their children. Being actively involved with their education is mandatory and financially challenging, but very worth it. It is homeschooling with tech support, teacher support and legislative support, as well. This is public school with the parents in control!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
Don't believe the good reviews on here..they were obviously written by the staff of NVVA..what a joke..save the frustration and waste of time..this place is a joke..buy the K12 paket yourself..you'll get better results without all the frustration..rude staff and nonsense this company seems mired in..

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2013
The thought of a tailored education plan excited us. After my 4th grade son placed at a 7th grade level in his placement test I thought he would be challenged accordingly. This was not the case, he was asked to do rounding and estimating along with place value as the rest of the kids... He proved he understands algebra at middle school level but they did nothing to enhance his gift of math. Then they tell you that you can just test and skip, but if you skip then you cannot push a grade forward because you did not do 100% of the work. So even if he does test out, he won't have a math course until the rest of the subjects are 100%. We liked the thought of creating our own schedule, that is not possible, I actually had a teacher ask me NOT to log attendance if we study on a weekend and not to log attendance if we attend the 2-3 hours of virtual classes offered... So if my kid is attending a class being given by an actual teacher then the attendance does not count? I could only figure this is because they want us to lie about hours spent learning, just to make the school look better. If they can't get it done in time then something is broken, fix it, don't ask the parents to lie.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2012
I have two children enrolled at this school. One in elementary and one in high school. When people ask us about this school, we tell them they should try another distance education school.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
This school was a perfect fit for our family. We enrolled my gifted son halfway thru the school year in his 2nd grade. They were able to cater his work load to fit his needs and we eliminated the boredom in the classroom. We were blown away by the classroom materials we received. All textbooks, workbooks, math manipulatives, science aids, etc were included in the program - even a computer and printer! We have been able to adjust his schedule and that gives us flexibility. If he wants to keep working on a subject, we can alter the schedule to work for us, however, if we wanted to go by the classroom plan provided by k12, that works also. Everyone that we've met has been wonderful to work with and eager to help us out if needed. We are enrolling our younger son in the k12 kindergarten program this fall. My measure of success is hearing my son thank me over and over again for enrolling him in home school. This program is a huge success for our family and we can't wait until next school year!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
When I decided to pull my three children from the public school system and HOMESCHOOL them, I did my research and chose K12 as the curriculum that was the best. I found out that Nevada offers it for FREE through NVVA! Perfect! This is homeschooling with a teacher to access when questions arise and field trips for all grades, but you are teaching them and it is a full time job. Starting at the beginning of the school year is a must. Starting mid-year is extremely difficult and I don't reccommend it. The name of the school having the word "virtual" in it seems to have deceived some in that they expect the computer to do all the teaching. That is not the case. A lot of their subjects are online, but there is a lot of work offline that requires parental assistance. Choosing to pull them from a brick and mortar school requires you, the parent, to do the teaching, not a computer. If kids could teach themselves there wouldn't be any teachers needed. There are problems with all curriculums out there, but this one is by far the most complete!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2012
My son is in 1st grade and just started Nevada Virtual Academy about 2 months ago. So far it has been great for him. He has loved to learn again after falling behind in public school. The only thing is since we started towards the end of the year we are trying to play catch-up so I think next year will be better. The cirriculum is awesome, he loves all the activities we do. The only thing I don't like is sometimes there is too much reading for a first grader, I think more interacting stuff on the computer would keep him more interested like with history. Sometimes there are 5-6 pages I have to read on the screen to him and he is just not interested. They did provide almost everything he needed and I love the flexibility of the program and how we know exactly what to do everyday and if we want to work ahead we can. This would not work for someone working, I am staying home to teach my son and it is a full time job, it takes about 5-6 hours a day but I like it.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2012
NVVA is a good option for my son. It's not perfect but the regular schools here in Vegas are far worse. WARNING: there are not virtual lessons and if you join after the beginning of the school year you pick up your classes from the beginning again. WORK: there aren't virtual lessons, you're on your own SOCIAL: plan on doing your own field trips. There have not been ANY we have been able to get into yet w/ NVVA. and there is no way to communicate with other parents and students as much as they will tell you there is...there is not.Even on the recommended sites the other parents are saying just that. The boards are impossible to negotiate. NVVA may be for you IF you have the time and ability. It is NOT for you if you are looking for someone to "teach" your child via a computer while you work. You will have to be their teacher 5 hours a day and then some.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2012
I placed both my boys in this academy . They are on track and doing excellent. EXCELLENT SCHOOL I have been with school 3 years

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2012
We have been with NVVA for a nearly 3 months now. When looking into this school, I put both my kids (11th grade & 6th grade) into the car & we went over to the main office to say hello and check it out. We showed up the day of a book fair, which was nice. Having attained the majority of my college education online I truly thought I was prepared to do this. The school sent many textbooks and the instructions are to the letter, but we almost gave up in the first two weeks. We choose to give it some time and in about a week my 11th grader was in sync & liked it. My 6th grader..well we are unsure what we will do. She is doing well academically but she needs the social factor..which has become more evident the last few months. Teachers are not baby sitters. Educating your child is not easy, and I don't think it should be easy. It takes a great deal of time and patience to do what is best for our kids. Yes this program is difficult, it is a bit complicated to learn, but overall your child's education depends on what your child & you make of it together. I would recommend NVVA for those who have much patience & a desire to teach..not just supervise...your child.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2012
Our child is a middle school student at NVVA. We are a military family and the base is zoned for a terrible and unsafe middle school. We did not have a lot of options....either put our child in a dangerous school, shell out lots of money for a private school, or homeschool. K12 was our best option. It has served our purpose for this school year but we will not continue it next year. We are moving to a city with excellent public schools and our child is eager to go back to a brick and mortar school. K12 is a good choice for those that are not "traditional homeschoolers." We like the fact that this school is more structured. You will be held accountable for attendance, progress, and mandatory state testing. We feel very confident that our child will be successful in his/her new school because of the quality of the K12 curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2012
I moved back home after attending boarding school for a year and tried out the best public school in Henderson - it was awful. In October of my senior year I switched to NVVA. It's so easy to learn on your own and the teachers are always there via AIM or phone. Being a teen, I'm always on my computer in general so any time I need teacher help - they're there! It's nice for me to learn this self-study at a younger age. I feel accomplished every day after NVVA. I have a lot of flexibility and free time with this form of education. Excellent!

- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2012
This is not a virtual school, there are no interactive online lessons. They send you 30+ huge textbooks and teacher guides and tell you to spend all day every day reading, presenting lessons, having your kid(s) do horrific amounts of paperwork, and you lecture and grade assignments. If you want that, just keep the kid in traditional public school, there is no difference, only you are the constant teacher and are not being paid with your tax dollars to do it.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2012
This is a scam. The company makes money from the government for every student who enrolls, but they do not offer any form of virtual lessons or actual teaching. They send you about 10 large boxes of poor quality, very tedious and unhelpful textbooks and lesson notes, and then you are completely on your own. A parent must spend 8+ hours a day doing all the work of a brick-and-mortar teacher. NVVA "teachers" (loose term - they do no teaching) never respond to phone or email msgs in a timely manner. The company just wants their money then for you to do it all on your own. You're better off buying some basic homeschooling books - the material is bound to be better than the copious dribble NVVA sends out.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2012
This is my first year in a virtual academy i moved from California to Las Vegas and tried a high school nearby but it was a totally different vibe than Cali. So i decided to try NVVA. My first impression of it was great until i would e-mail my teachers and they wouldn't get back to me after a couple days when i needed help. Another downfall about NVVA is that there system is always updating making it difficult to login. And costumer service is the worse, they are rude and are never a help basically bad service. Probably my first and last year of a virtual academy.

- submitted by a community member
January 06, 2012
EXCELLENT PROGRAM! My 5th grade daughter is doing great at NVVA! Her teacher is amazing and ALWAYS gets back to us right away with e-mails and phone calls. I attend an online school as well, as I am working toward my bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies K-8. If you are a parent... You must realize that you will be spending 4-6 hours per day teaching your children if your child is in elementary school. You are supplied with all of the materials to "teach" your child... Even word for word direction if needed. If you are a single parent and/or work full-time, this school probably isn't for you. If you want to be 100% active in your child's learning and have the time for NVVA... It is an AMAZING school! My daughter's education is number one...And as far as I'm concerned... Having only one working parent in our household and making less money is well worth making sure my daughter gets the best education possible. WE LOVE NVVA:)

- submitted by a community member
November 15, 2011
I have found that a lot of parents are not taking the time and working with the child, I have some in my family, this is something that you as the parent need to give 6 hours to like the regular class room experience. People put thier child in front of the computer and walk away, a child needs a desk and somewhere to store their information to go back to the next day just like real school, they need to go to the outing's just like you do dogs at the park they need to be socialized learn to play with other kids. Yes its a mistake if you think you can enroll them and say its 8:00 AM get on the computer, you need to sit and listen pop in and out making sure the work is being done and at the end ask questions making sure they are understanding what was presented for that day.. I would say think before you leap, your only hurting the child and if they were havng a hard time in school its gonna be harder in the real world.

- submitted by a community member
October 17, 2011
I read all of these reviews and was very hesitant to put my kid in NVVA, but I did. I put my 2nd grade in NVVA because he was struggling in public school, if your put in the time and don't work with your kid. Don t put your child in this program. But if you have the time and want your kid to advance in his skills, NVVA is a great school! Very good staff and all around very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2011
After many failed attempts to work with our local school to get my gifted son the education he deserved , we enrolled him in NVVA, with great results. He is now able to work at his own accelerated pace, not waiting on everyone else to move. He is engaged daily in different learning styles, and we have the support of the school and teachers in his academic career. I only wish we had found the school sooner.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2011
This school was amazing. The only reason my youngest child is no longer with them is the socialization she needed. Yes when your child is below 5th grade you must be a little more active in the role as a educational coach but I had two kids in this schoo,l one 17 and one 9. The high schooler I had a very minimal role in her schooling as the teachers did all of it! If the school system here fails my daughter again we WILL be back :).

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
This school is not interested in teaching students. The only thing they are interested in is making sure that the students take the state tests so the school can continue to get funded. Staff are very difficult to get in contact with and rude.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2011
Well I am a student currently going to NVA and I am in high school, 11 grade. I love the fact that i can work at my own pace. Now I noticed that a lot of people are hating on this school. Why? That makes no sense, if you are a parent BEFORE you sign your child up you should know that yes you have to work. You will have to monitor your child(ren) because it is similar to home school. Even if you think that "Oh my kid(s) can handle it, they are smart" they STILL need your help no matter how old they are. As a parent you have to make a commitment to, even in "Regular school " you should be involved. I love NVA it is way better than most online schools and I find it easier to talk to teachers online to. My sister is also in it (3rd grade) but it doesn't work for her because she is far to social and that is okay. But before you enroll know what is going to happen and how online school work. Oh yea and the part about no good teach, NO NO YOU TAKE THAT BACK! - Written by a caring student <3

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2010
I don t recommend NVA even though I highly recommend K12. You can purchase the K12 curriculum from the K12.com site through its K12 independent program. My husband and I were so unimpressed by the NVA administrative staff and their rude, arrogant and incompetent Principal, that we decided to withdraw our child and buy the K12 curriculum independently. If K12 were smart they d get rid of NVA and find some other organization to represent them in Nevada.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
any negativity toward Nevada Virtual Academy is because parents do not know how to coach or parent their own child. Weather they are single and working the academy offers an academic environment suited towards older children from 7th grade up. when children can be more responsible. If your child can not be responsible by 7th grade then maybe a strict or military schooling is what the child needs as well as the parent. The academys first question to you as a parent is can you be a responsible coach and or leader to a child. If you say no, then you should opt out as parent and should not of every have had a child. In fact you are probably the child who left their child with their parents, the grandparents, who should be enjoying the children not parenting them. So think before you answer questions about NVA. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2010
I would have to give this school 2 thumbs down. I made the mistake of enrolling my son and it has been a nightmare ever since. The school has attacked me personally because I am a single mom who works, when I asked for help. They ignored my requests for months, then said if I didn't like it I could take my son and go. This school is a big mistake!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2010
Please be careful if thinking about NVA. They do not tell the parents the honest truth, which is, you will be responsible 100% for teaching your student. They do not offer support to the students as well as the parents. When asking for help (2 years), I finally got a nasty letter from the principle, one of those I am smarter than you and you don't know what you are talking about kind, and I am done. The school is collecting the funding for the students, but are unwilling to take on the responsibility of actually teaching the kids. BEWARE! Oh, my son is doing worse academically, and has asked to go back to a 'real school', where he will have a teacher. I am ashamed and guilt ridden that I could not spend the time on my sons academia, but then again I am not a certified teacher.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
My child attended NVVA last year. After careful consideration, I withdrew her. I found the disorganization caused me a lot of administrative headaches which were not worth the access to a free curriculum. The teacher was not very supportive at all. I was especially upset with the poor support with regards to prepartion for the Nevada CRT testing. I noticed the school is currently on the state watch list. I can understand why this would happen. The learning coacghes, ie. the parents - not the teachers -are given too much work and repsonsibility.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
I love Nevada Virtual Academy beause Administration and Teachers care so deeply about students success, and becasue we have supportive and involved parents that make a difference every day!

- submitted by a community member
September 19, 2009
My Daughter is in Grade 8 and really likes NVVA. She is motivated by the curriculum and likes doing the work at her pace. She always has been a night owl and this works for her. Her grades are pretty good .

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
I love Nevada Virtual Academy because we have they ave a very diverse group of students from every county in Nevada. The teachers are outstanding and the online curriculum is second to none.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
NVVA has the most cutting edge concept to education. It gives the power of educating children to their parents with the support of highly qualifed teachers. It's public school in the home.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
The best thing I have seen in education. It let's the special education student move at their own pace without having to feel pressure from the rest of the students. It allows gifted students to move along 2-3 years in course curriculum in one year if motivated. Incredible staff and brand new principals for the 09/10 year that are the best I have ever worked for. The parents really have to be involved with their child's education, which I saw sorely lacking in many brick & mortar schools I taught at. Best staff I have worked with also! I will not return to a brick & mortar again. Plus, we have field trips every month, which most schools can't afford.

- submitted by a teacher
September 17, 2009
Our school has the most fantastic administration and staff, not to mention students, and parents. The administration and staff are so dedicated to education in general and in helping all of our students to succeed and achieve to their full potential, and beyond. They put in more hours and work constantly to improve the quality of education, and for alot less money,than teachers who teach in brick and mortar. The parents strive to help their children any way they can, and make every effort to work as a team with teachers to make our school the best. We all have high expectations for students, parents, and teachers. Together we are the future, and our children will be totally prepared for what lies ahead of them.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
I love NVVA because they have truly made a difference in the lives of Nevada children. The teachers are THE BEST! The curriculum is far superior to that of the local public schools and with one-on-one attention, children are set up to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
They can reach more students over the internet, especially children that live in rural areas.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 16, 2009
The best, most friendly, helpful staff in the world! Students get a wonderful online learning experience and opportunities for in-person socialization.

- submitted by a teacher
August 26, 2009
Our family is really excited about this school. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Curriculum is awesome. Everything is planned out very well. They really focus on teaching parents how to help their children be successful. This is a new and innovative way to educate children. It's a great alternative to over crowded schools.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2009
The school uses a pre-packaged curriculum that is probably better than one can fine at the local public schools (which are fairly dismal). However, the group operating this state charter school are not the most organized group. The teachers are nice but terribly inspiring and my children are put off by the use of internet chats for activities. The technical aspects frequently do not work on some of the internet based extra curricular activities. The head administrator is not very helpful or responsiv when contacted about a problem with the teacher.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2008
I recommend NVA to families considering homeschooling their children. It was by far, the best choice for our family!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
Very impressed with NVA! They send you everything at no cost, and the curriculum is outstanding. Parents are the teachers, with a better understanding on how your child learns. Part of the curriculum is on-line, and through workbooks, text books, and journaling. You have teachers who can help if you get stuck, and a homeroom teacher.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2008
This was the best thing to happen to my child. It is the top choice in virtual learning and the curriculum was outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
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Nevada Virtual Academy
8965 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV  89123
(877) 900-5602
Last modified Nevada Virtual Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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