Madison County Virtual Academy is for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. (Students in 9th through 12th grades need to contact their high school for virtual learning options.) MCVA is designed to help meet the needs of Madison County families and began as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Madison County Schools is continuing to offer this virtual learning option for Madison County students for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications will be accepted through May 19, 2021, to allow the district time for staffing.
To be eligible, students must:
1. Reside in Madison County and be able to offer proof of residency;
2. Have successfully completed their 2020-2021 grade level; and
3. Have adequate and reliable internet connection and necessary devices for daily participation in courses.
MCVA Students/Families will:
1. Commit to at least one full semester of learning in the virtual academy (Future semester options will be based on need and student success in the program.);
2. Actively participate in daily classes as well as complete and turn in assignments on time; and
3. Seek help, when needed, for academic and other related concerns.
MCVA Teachers will:
1. Teach a standards-based curriculum that meets all state requirements;
2. Provide regular communication with each student, giving feedback on student progress and checking in with families about their students’ academic needs; and
3. Connect students and families with district support services staff (counselors, social workers, school nurses, etc.) as needed.
Families of K-8 students who would like to apply to the Madison County Virtual Academy can do so by filling out the online application.
MCVA Online Application
1. What is the application deadline?
The deadline to apply for the Madison County Virtual Academy is Wednesday, May 19, for the 2021-2022 school year. This deadline will allow the district time to appropriately staff the virtual academy based on the number of students enrolled.
2. Will students still be enrolled in their districted school?
Students will be enrolled at the Madison County Virtual Academy and will no longer be enrolled in their home school.
3. Will MCVA offer extra-curricular activities or after school programs?
MCVA will not offer any extra-curricular activities, including clubs, sports, bands, etc. Students enrolled at MCVA will be eligible to participate in any after school program offered to all Madison County Schools students such as the Richmond Area Arts Council and Telford YMCA after school programs.
4. Will students enrolled at MCVA be able to receive meals provided by the school district?
Madison County Food Service will provide meals for students enrolled at MCVA.