Enrollment and Attendance FAQs

Who is eligible to attend North Carolina Virtual Academy?

Any student in grades K–12 who resides in North Carolina is eligible for full-time enrollment.

Enrollment is limited for the 2018–2019 school year to 2,592 students and may require a lottery if more applications are submitted during the initial enrollment window than there are available seats.

How many of my children can I enroll in North Carolina Virtual Academy?

Because NCVA provides all the lesson plans and materials needed, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.

What does it cost to attend North Carolina Virtual Academy?

Since NCVA is a public school program, there is no tuition. NCVA provides a state-certified teacher and all instructional materials for the program. However, students and families will be responsible for providing some consumable materials (such as printer ink and paper).

What is the attendance policy?

North Carolina Virtual Academy works with families toward a positive attendance record to meet their required number of 185 instructional days. The attendance responsibilities are as follows:

  • Attendance is logged daily in the Online School by the parent/ Learning Coach.
  • Extended family travel, except during normal school vacation periods, requires written notification and vacation approval by the administrator. This should be completed at least one week prior to the extended absence.
  • All families must complete a pre-enrollment orientation session and new students will attend the “Introduction to Online Learning” course via the Online School and attend a new student orientation.
  • The family must maintain regular communication with their NCVA teachers.
  • Students and parents/Learning Coaches must check their e-mail and phone messages daily.
  • Students must attend all required ClassConnect sessions for live, online instruction as directed by their teachers.

Can I take a vacation during the school year?

The school calendar includes school "holidays" or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar.