Jordan Virtual Academy is a fully online enrollment option for K-12 families. Students attend school online each day and work with teachers to complete learning activities, both teacher guided and independently, that mirrors the same standards, concepts and graduation requirements as in-school counterparts; however, the delivery is adapted to help students succeed in an online environment.
HIGHLIGHTS OF JVA
- Taught by Jordan teachers.
- Aligned with JPS curriculum and Minnesota state standards.
- Learning models including synchronous whole group and small group collaborative learning coinciding with individual instruction will be combined with Independent asynchronous teacher supported learning.
- Designed to meet the same high level academic rigor present in traditional school.
Families interested in Jordan Virtual Academy for the 2020-2021 school year must register for the program by Wednesday, August 19, 2020. If you are not currently enrolled in Jordan Public Schools, please formally enroll before completing the JVA registration.
- Students who register for the Jordan Virtual Academy should plan to make a semester long commitment to the program. Switching between schools mid-semester can be disruptive to students, and this is also true when switching between the Jordan Virtual Academy and the traditional classroom.
- If you are registering more than one child, please register each student separately below.
REGISTRATION deadline of Wednesday, August 19 is now closed. Following the close of registration on Wednesday, August 19, families who have registered will receive a call from Jordan staff to discuss next steps.
With questions about Jordan Virtual Academy registration or programming, please contact the building principal or Erin Hjelmeland at 952-492-4486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will students be provided a technology device.
Yes. All students registered in JVA will receive a school issued device to use throughout the academic year.
When will my child receive their Chromebook?
Chromebook Pickup Drive-thru
Grades 5-12 and ALL students enrolled in the Jordan Virtual Academy K-12
Tuesday, August 25
8am - 7pm
Jordan Middle School
Do JVA students have to purchase all the materials on the school supply list?
Students should have the necessary supplies at home to complete JVA work, so using the lists as a guide is helpful. Needed supplies may include a specific calculator for high school math courses or basic supplies like notebooks and writing utensils. Please note -- Elementary JVA students should purchase an Art Sketchbook in order to complete the virtual curriculum.
Can JVA students get meals from school?
If the district is in hybrid or in-person models, meals will be available, by registration, to be picked up at building sites. If the district is in a distance learning model, local pick up sites may be utilized.
Are students with IEPs and 504s eligible to register for JVA?
Yes. students should register to the program and then have a follow-up meeting with the student’s case manager to determine how and if the program is able to provide the services needed for the student.
Can students take onsite classes while enrolled in JVA?
Yes. Middle and high school students can register for onsite classes that are not offered through JVA if the academic schedule allows. Transportation will not be provided beyond the previously established morning and afternoon bus routes.
Are CE, CIS, and AP courses offered in JVA?
JVA is striving to offer a well-rounded program, but not all classes will be available in an online format.
Do JVA students have to take state mandated tests?
Yes. As a student in a public school, JVA students will be required to take all state MCA tests.
Can students participate in extracurricular activities and sports?
Yes. Students can participate in activities within the school district and through community education.
Will JVA students have access to health services?
Jordan Virtual Academy students will have access to the following health services through JPS Health Services:
- Recording and tracking state required immunizations or exemptions to attend school
- Sharing pertinent health conditions and needs with nurse and staff of Jordan Virtual Academy
- Arranging for hearing and/or vision screening
- Assessing and servicing existing IEPs and/or 504s with health needs
- Recording sports physicals for athletic eligibility
- Providing resources and education related to health and COVID-19
For other health needs, families are encouraged to consult their family health care provider.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JVA AND HOMESCHOOL?
Jordan Virtual Academy
Students in the Jordan Virtual Academy remain a part of the Jordan Public School District. Jordan Virtual Academy is a fully online enrollment option for K-12 families. Students attend school online each day and work with teachers to complete learning activities, both teacher guided and independently, that mirrors the same concepts and curriculum as in-school counterparts; however, the delivery is adapted to help students succeed in an online environment.
- Taught by Jordan teachers
- Aligned with JPS curriculum and Minnesota state standards
- Designed to meet the same high level academic rigor present in traditional school
If families decide to homeschool students, those students will no longer be a part of the Jordan School District. Jordan Public Schools will not select a curriculum for homeschool students. However, Minnesota homeschool laws require all children between ages 7 – 17 to receive instruction.
Parents must teach the following subjects: reading and writing, literature and fine arts, mathematics, science, history, geography, economics, government and citizenship, health, and physical education.
All students must take a nationally normed achievement test every year unless the homeschool is accredited by a state-recognized accrediting agency, and both the parents and the superintendent must agree as to which test is used and where it is taken as per the MDE.
Parents, not the district, must keep diligent records of the following:
- proof that all required subjects are being taught
- proof of required annual testing and descriptions of all assessment methods
- proof of immunization
- a copy of the school schedule
- descriptions and samples of all educational materials
- curriculum being used in your homeschool.
Costs of homeschooling are covered by families, not the district.