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AVA FAQs

What is Athens Virtual Academy of Indiana (AVA)?
  • AVA is an online educational institution that offers middle and high school-level courses and programs entirely over the internet.  Students can access classes, assignments, and resources from anywhere with an internet connection.
How does AVA work?
  • Students typically login to a virtual learning platform to access course materials, participate in virtual discussions, submit assignments, and communicate with teachers.  Courses are self-paced or structured with set deadlines.
What are the benefits of attending AVA?
  • Flexibility in scheduling, allowing students to pursue other interests or commitments.
  • Access to a wide range of courses.
  • A 3-year Core-40Fast Track diploma.
  • Individualized learning opportunities that cater to diverse learning styles.
  • Access to live content teachers.
  • Chromebooks distributed to all students in need.
  • Ability to learn in a comfortable and familiar environment, potentially reducing distractions.
Is AVA accredited and what type of diplomas are offered?
  • Yes!  AVA is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education.  AVA offers state recognized regular and Fast Track Core-40 diploma(s).
How do I enroll in AVA?
What technology do I need to attend AVA?
  • Just reliable internet and a computer (an AVA Chromebook may be issued free of charge if needed)
How do AVA students interact with content teachers?
  • AVA is proud of the fact that we offer content specialists who are licensed Indiana teachers who are available for live interactions.  Teachers will post contact info and weekly office hours to their Canvas page.
What if my student has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?
  • As an accredited school, we will provide a Teacher of Record (TOR) and hold a move-in case conference to determine appropriate services.
Does AVA allow for students to work at their own pace?
  • Students who are meeting course deadlines may discuss flexibility in accelerated course completion.  If a student is not making satisfactory progress, as defined in the student handbook, AVA will connect with parents/guardians.
How many hours should a student be online a week?
  • Students should average approximately 20 hours per week engaged in online courses.
Is there a school calendar?
What grade level does AVA service?
  • 7-12
Can I purchase Chromebook insurance?
  • Yes.  Information about Chromebook insurance will be shared at the beginning of each school year and will be posted on our Chromebook Resources page.