• Who is currently attending HVA?

    • Dual enrollment students with specialized college-level courses
    • Elite level club athletes
    • Full-Time Working students
    • Students who prefer an alternative learning environment
    • Medically Fragile Students

    What are the characteristics of a successful HVA student?

    • Reads on-level
    • Performs well while working independently
    • Did well in virtual learning in the past

    Why is it required to submit attendance, STAAR assessment, grades, and discipline records with the transfer application?

    • Virtual learning requires a student to be self-motivated to successfully progress through coursework. We look at applicant records to ensure students are set up for success.Even if you feel your student will not meet the admission requirements, we encourage you to apply. We will review patterns in student records and extenuating circumstances to determine if HVA is a good fit for your family.

    What is the difference between a full-time virtual and hybrid virtual student?

    • Hybrid: Students attend a partial day in-person based on their course needs, with the rest of the day asynchronous at home.
      *Most 6th-9th graders are hybrid students, so they can take fine arts, world language, and P.E. courses in person.
    • Full-Time: Students work asynchronously all day away from campus. 

    How often do students need to meet with their course instructors?

    Students are required to regularly interact with their course instructor throughout the course for assistance with instruction and course work evaluation. 

    What is a mentor teacher?

    HVA students are assigned a mentor teacher in addition to their regular course content instructors. HVA students will have required scheduled meetings with their mentor teacher. Mentor teachers give students the tools they need to build self-direction and self-advocacy.

    How often are HVA students required to meet with their mentor teacher?

    Each student will need to meet with their mentor teacher each day for at least the initial four weeks of the semester. These initial daily meetings will help students learn how to properly use Canvas, Edgenuity, Email, and Google Calendar. Meetings will also help students build a daily routine and learn how to ask for help when needed. After the first four weeks, students may be able to meet with their mentor teacher less frequently depending on where the fall in the HVA Levels System.

    Can a student substitute P.E. credit with an outside extra-curricular activity?

    • Possibly. Please email HVA@huttoisd.net to see if your extra-curricular activity qualifies.

    What courses are offered through HVA?

    ELA

    Math

    Science

    Social Studies

    • 6th Grade ELA

    • 7th Grade ELA

    • 8th Grade ELA

    • English 1

    • English 2

    • English 3

    • English 4 

    • Business English

    • Literary Genres

    • Communication Applications

    • 6th Grade Math

    • 7th Grade Math

    • 8th Grade Math

    • Algebra I

    • Geometry

    • Math Models 

    • Algebra II

    • College Prep Math

    • PreCalculus

    • Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR)

    • 6th Grade Science

    • 7th Grade Science

    • 8th Grade Science

    • Biology

    • IPC

    • Chemistry

    • Earth & Space Science

    • Environmental Systems

    • Forensic Science

    • Physics

    • World Geography (6th)

    • Texas History (7th)

    • US History (8th)

    • World Geography (9th)

    • World History (10th)

    • US History (11th)

    • Government (12th)

    • Economics (12th)

    • Personal Financial Literacy

    • Psychology

    • Sociology

    Are elective courses available online?

    • HVA does not have dedicated teachers for fine arts, world languages, physical education, or career technical education courses. It is recommended for students to attend these courses in-person at their home campus. 
    • If a student is in need of elective courses, but cannot attend classes in-person, we may be able to provide online courses through contracted teachers and/or the Texas Virtual School Network. Please email HVA@huttoisd.net if your child needs online elective courses. 

    Are dual-credit courses available online?

    • There are select dual-credit courses offered virtually through Temple College. Please email HVA@huttoisd.net if you are interested in taking virtual dual-credit courses.

    Can a student take AP courses online?

    • No. Currently, all advanced courses are only offered in-person at the student's home campus. Some students choose to attend some AP courses in-person at their home campus, and are enrolled in the rest of their courses through the virtual academy.

    How does a student choose their online courses?

    • Once you are accepted into HVA, you will work with the HVA principal and mentor teacher to build your schedule. IMPORTANT: If you are a current Hutto ISD student attending at least one course in-person, you need to submit your course selection choices at your home campus to ensure enrollment for in-person classes. Please email HVA@huttoisd.net if you have any questions about the course selection process. 

    Can a student participate in in-person extra-curricular activities like athletics or band and still attend HVA?

    • Yes. Once a student is accepted into HVA, the HVA principal and the home campus principal will work with the student to build their schedule. IMPORTANT: If you are a current Hutto ISD student attending at least one course in-person, you need to submit your course selection choices at your home campus to ensure enrollment for in-person classes. Please email HVA@huttoisd.net if you have any questions about the course selection process. 

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