Enrollment and Attendance FAQs
Who is eligible to attend Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy?
Students in grades K-12 who reside within the state of Oklahoma and who also complete all enrollment requirements are eligible for enrollment in the 2015-2016 school year.
For complete details on the enrollment process, please visit our How to Enroll page.
How many of my children can attend OVCA?
Because Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy provides all the lesson plans and materials needed for K-12, many parents find it convenient to enroll multiple children in the program. We currently have families with as many as five children in similar virtual programs being guided by the same Learning Coach in conjunction with the support of certified teachers.
How much does it cost to attend Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy?
Since OVCA is a public charter school, there is no tuition. OVCA provides students with all instructional materials for the program. Students and families are responsible for providing computer and Internet access as well as some consumable materials.
Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?
Depending on a child's IEP (Individualized Education Plan), we can tailor our curriculum to meet your needs. To discuss your child's needs with us,please email Kimberly Brown, Special Programs Manager firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the program available to children without a permanent address?
The McKinney Act of 1987, or P.L. 100-77, ensures that each child of a homeless individual, and each homeless youth shall have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children and youth. The act has been amended and is considered the McKinney-Vento Act currently. Under the Act, schools are prohibited from delaying a homeless child's entry into school due to delays in obtaining school records. Rules regarding guardianship must be waived for homeless students living with foster parents or relatives other than their legal guardians. Individuals who would be considered McKinney-Vento students would be in housing temporarily and due to hardship, the housing is substandard or considered inadequate or a student is not living with a parent or guardian.
Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy can offer school supplies and other additional services to qualifying homeless youth. Determinations of qualifying students are made on a case-by-case basis.
If you feel you may be eligible for services please call the OVCA Administrative Office at 405.259.9478.
What is the attendance policy?
OVCA works with families toward achieving a positive attendance record to meet the Oklahoma state law requirements for attendance. The Online School (OLS) for students in grades K-12 is flexible and allows learning to take place at any time, night or day. Attendance is calculated based on online lessons completed, attending live class connects, and two way communication from home to school. A student will be withdrawn for non-attendance if they miss 10 consecutive school days.
Can I take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school "holidays" or vacation time. You will not have access to your assigned teacher(s) during this time, but you can continue to do school work. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. In some cases, with the approval of the Head of School, families in grades K-8 may request vacation outside of the school calendar time. However, these requests must comply with school requirements and the vacation may not be taken during the standardized testing window. High school students must align their vacation time with the school calendar without exception.