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Virtual Learning

Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, school districts cannot provide remote instruction to students enrolled in our elementary, middle, or high schools.  Only districts with an approved virtual school will be able to provide virtual learning.  If a parent of a Roane County Schools student requests virtual learning for his or her child, that student will be required to enroll in Roane County Virtual Academy and will unenroll from their previously registered school.
Roane County Schools will continue to offer two learning options in the 2021-22 academic year for students in Grades K-12. These students can utilize in-person learning with on-campus instruction or they can apply to enroll in the Roane County Virtual Academy (RCVA).

Students who are accepted into the virtual academy will unenroll from their base school and complete online registration with RCVA; therefore, they will not be able to participate in extracurricular activities at their former base school.
Who is eligible for virtual learning?
All students in Grades K-12 are eligible to apply for RCVA; however, RCS has established prerequisites for selection (see below).

What is the deadline to apply to attend RCVA?
The deadline for the first semester of school year 2021-2022 has passed.
The form will reopen for the second semester December 6, 2021- Jan.6, 2022
If you have not completed online registration for the upcoming school year, please do so by going to the following link: Roane County Schools Registration
If you plan to transfer to RCVA, please select "Roane County Virtual Academy" as the school when registering.  Please note that acceptance is not guaranteed, and you will be contacted by RCVA administrative staff once your registration is reviewed.
What are the prerequisites for attending RCVA?
Students who want to attend RCVA for the 2021-22 school year must meet certain prerequisites.
These include:
  • Reliable home internet required
  • Student tests in-person (This applies to state assessments, diagnostic testing, RTI screening, as well as weekly/bi-weekly classroom assessments) The student will be required to come into our testing lab located at Midtown Educational Center.
  • Parent / guardian completes an orientation on virtual instruction and signs an agreement
  • A student’s prior academic performance will be considered. These factors include academics, attendance and credits earned (for high school students).
  • High school students must be on track for graduation according to the State Guidelines.
Will students in the RCVA be able to participate in extracurricular activities at their base school?
No, students attending RCVA will not be able to participate in extracurricular activities at their base school. There will be clubs and activities available at the virtual school depending on student and staff interest. There is no plan for athletics at this time.
Will I be able to change my student’s learning model during the 2021-22 school year?
Students who are eligible to attend RCVA will be able to return to in-person instruction at their base school if they desire. However, if they leave RCVA, they will not be able to return during the 2021-22 school year.