About Our School


Virginia Virtual Academy (VAVA) partners with state and local businesses to bring unique opportunities to VAVA students.

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The St. James Performance Academy

VAVA is proud to partner with K12 Private academy and The St. James Performance Academy Powered by TPH to provide our award-winning K12-powered curriculum to student athletes in Virginia. By combining the flexibility of VAVA’s online education experience, with the unmatched facilities and coaching at The St. James, students can excel both in the classroom and at their chosen sport.

Grades 5-8 will take classes through VAVA. Grades 9-12 will take classes through the K12 Private Academy.

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Academics at VAVA and The St. James Academy

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We offer a completely customized platform for each student-athlete, including an asynchronous curriculum that enables ultimate flexibility for sports training and travel. Courseware can be completed anytime, from any device.

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The blended learning environment combines an online curriculum with on-site support. Academic leaders are in the classroom working with students to ensure a positive learning environment and provide support with pacing, goal-setting, and accountability.

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Fully Accredited

Our academic partners are NCAA- and Cognia-accredited and all graduating student-athletes will receive a private/public school diploma, issued by our state partner.

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  • Individually Tailored Coursework
  • AP, Honors and Foreign Language Courses
  • 80+ Custom Elective Courses
  • Credit for Sport-Specific Training

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the teachers?

Each student-athlete learns from certified teachers through our customizable virtual platforms, with 24/7 access to virtual tutors. Our on-site Director of Academics and Success Coach(es) are additional resources who cultivate an environment conducive to learning. These multiple layers of support ensure that your student-athlete receives a personalized academic plan, preparing them for the game of life.

What is the attendance policy?

This is one of the primary benefits of The St. James Performance Academy. Traditional systems are not conducive to the lifestyle of the aspiring, elite student-athlete. We understand the travel that sports require and the toll that a season can take on a student-athlete. The beauty of our platform is the flexibility we can provide by operating virtually. Need a recovery day? Stay home! You can do your course work from home, and our staff can send you a home workout. We believe our student-athletes get the most out of their experience by attending on-site, but we understand that may not always be possible. That shouldn’t mean school is interrupted, it is simply adapted to meet a student-athlete’s needs.

Do you support IEP’s and 504’s?