Letter from Our Head of School

Dear Parents,

The Virginia Virtual Academy (VAVA), a tuition-free program of the King and Queen County Public Schools, the Patrick County Public Schools and the Richmond City Public Schools, makes it easy for you to be an active participant in your child's education. VAVA students benefit from the engaging interactive K12 curriculum offline materials including textbooks and other instructional materials, and the guidance and support of Virginia licensed teachers. In short, the elements for an excellent education are provided to students participating in our forward-thinking approach to learning.

Because Virginia Virtual Academy is a statewide program of multiple public-school districts, students are required to participate in state-mandated standardized achievement tests to demonstrate content understanding and academic progress, and achievement measures such as state testing are important to us as we work to ensure that each of our students is excelling in his/her academic pursuits.

We strive to create a balanced approach in educating our students that provides the support and student-centered focus required to meet the needs of students as unique and individual learners, and we work to strengthen our learning community through developing age-appropriate school outings to museums, roller- and ice-skating parks, local zoos, and other interesting and enjoyable field trip locations. Events such as these bring families together and create real connections within the VAVA community, while providing enriching opportunities that compliments the curricular interests of our students.

We are very proud of our students' successes and the support system we have in place for our students through our outstanding parents, faculty, and community. VAVA students continue to excel as learners in an age of technology, and we believe that our school provides an excellent choice for families who are interested in being actively involved in their children's education. We hope to welcome you soon to the Virginia Virtual Academy community.

Best regards,

Heather Sloan VAVA Head of School

Suzanne Sloane
Head of School