Enrollment and Attendance FAQs
Who is eligible to attend Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA)?
OVCA offers full-time enrollment for grades K–12 for Oklahoma residents.
How many of my children can I enroll in OVCA?
Because OVCA provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades K–12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.
What does it cost to attend OVCA?
Because OVCA is a public charter school, there is no tuition. OVCA provides students with all instructional materials for the program. Qualified families may receive a loaner computer. Students and families will be responsible for providing some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?
Depending on a child's IEP (Individualized Education Plan), we can tailor learning to meet their needs. To discuss your child's needs with us, please email Kimberly Brown, Special Programs Manager at email@example.com
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 currently considered the McKinney-Vento Act. Under the act, schools are prohibited from delaying a child's entry into school due to delays in obtaining school records. Rules regarding guardianship must be waived for students living with foster parents or relatives other than their legal guardians. Individuals who are considered McKinney-Vento students are in housing temporarily, and due to hardship, their housing is substandard or considered inadequate or a student is not living with a parent or guardian.
OVCA can offer school supplies and other services to qualifying homeless youth. Determinations of qualifying students are made on a case-by-case basis.
If you feel your student may be eligible, please call the OVCA Administrative Office at 405.259.9478.
What is the attendance policy?
As Oklahoma public school students, all OVCA students must comply with the state-required minimum number of 180 instructional days. Attendance is calculated based on completed online lessons, student attendance in live Class Connects, and two-way communication from home to school. A student will be withdrawn for non-attendance if they miss 15 consecutive school days.
Can our family take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school holidays or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their student's teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar.