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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Terrible teachers not supportive or organized dishonest practices administration not reliable also rude as also staff over low budget mentality mixed with unprofessional mannerisms
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
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!!
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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..
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
I placed both my boys in this academy . They are on track and doing excellent. EXCELLENT SCHOOL I have been with school 3 years
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