Frequently Asked Questions about the Wissahickon Virtual Academy
What is the Wissahickon Virtual Academy (WVA)?
The Wissahickon Virtual Academy (WVA) is a tuition-free educational experience for cyber learners in grades 6-12 who reside within the boundaries of the Wissahickon School District. The virtual academy is designed for students who are looking to resolve home-bound needs and/or address scheduling conflicts. The Academy will open for the 2019-2020 school year.
Who is eligible to enroll in WVA?
Students in grades 6-12 who reside within the boundaries of the Wissahickon School District may attend WVA.
When does enrollment begin for the 2019-2020 school year?
Enrollment begins in late January 2019 and will continue through the spring as students complete the course selection process.
How can I enroll my student in WVA?
Please complete the contact form on the WVA web page of the Wissahickon School District website: https://www.wsdweb.org/schools/wissahickon-virtual-academy Mr. Tom Andrzejewski, Associate Principal at Wissahickon High School will contact you to begin the enrollment process.
What information do I need to provide for my student to begin the enrollment process?
New students will need to register with the district’s Registrar to enroll with the Wissahickon School District and Wissahickon Virtual Academy. Registration information and required documentation is available on the Registration web page of the district website: https://www.wsdweb.org/departments/registration.
Students who are currently enrolled at Wissahickon School District will have an expedited process. A school counselor will contact the student and their family to begin the course selection process.
May students take courses in both online with WVA and in the classroom at Wissahickon High School?
No, students may not enroll in both WVA and Wissahickon High School. Students must choose between online or in classroom courses.
What are the course offerings from the WVA?
WVA works in conjunction with the Montgomery County Virtual Program (MVP) to provide courses through the Academy. A list of course offerings is available here: https://mvp.mciu.org/programs/course-offerings/#. All MVP courses meet Pennsylvania Academic Standards.
Who teaches the courses at the WVA?
MVP is responsible for all instruction and educational support including the assignment of instructors. All MVP instructors are certified in their content area.
When do WVA classes meet for instruction?
WVA class meetings are asynchronous, which means there is not set meeting time. Students are expected to complete their work independently. WVA teachers offer many options for support. Wissahickon High School faculty and school counselors are also available for support.
Will WVA students earn a Wissahickon diploma?
Yes, students will need to meet the same graduation requirements of Wissahickon School District in order to earn a Wissahickon High School diploma. Students must meet these requirements: earn 26.8 credits in various subject areas; complete the Graduation Project; and demonstrate proficiency on state-mandated Keystone content.
What will my transcript look like from the WVA?
All courses taken through the WVA will have a special notation on the Wissahickon High School transcript.