How It Works

High School

Who can attend?

The LAVCA high school program serves students in grades 9–12 who reside in the state of Louisiana. LAVCA accepts enrollments for new students in grades K–10. Students in grade 11 can be enrolled if they have siblings currently enrolled in the school.

What are the costs?

LAVCA is a public school, so there is no tuition. We provide Louisiana-certified teachers and instructional materials. Students and families will be responsible for providing some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Each family will be required to have a computer that meets the minimum specifications necessary to access the K12 Online School (OLS). Families must also have internet access in order to participate in the school. In certain cases based on financial need, LAVCA may loan a computer to an enrolling family. This determination will take place during the enrollment process.

Teachers provide individual and small group assistance via online synchronous sessions called “Class Connects.” Students are expected to attend all required Class Connects and meet with their teacher to receive course assistance, tutoring, and instruction. Class Connects vary by subject and are scheduled by your teacher.

Expectations for Completing Schoolwork

In high school, students are required to earn a passing grade on their assignments and online lessons. Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success.

While online lessons can usually be completed at any time of day, students are required to attend teacher-led, direct-instruction, online synchronous Class Connect sessions. During Class Connects, students receive online instruction from teachers and have opportunities to interact virtually with classmates.

Attending Class Connects and completing coursework according to the assigned pacing schedule, will help set your student up for success.

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Time Commitment

Attendance is logged Monday through Friday; however, academic progress can be achieved during the weekends as well. High school students are expected to spend 6 hours per course per week. A student who takes 5 courses and spends 6 hours per week on each one is devoting approximately 30 hours per week to their course work.

Teachers provide group assistance via online synchronous sessions called “Class Connect.” Students are expected to attend these sessions in order to meet with teachers and receive course assistance, tutoring, and instruction. These sessions vary by subject and are scheduled by your teacher.


Email is the primary form of communication between the school and families. Learning Coaches and students are required to check and respond to emails on a daily basis.

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