This document speaks only to rules or policies that may apply directly to virtual learning. For anything not expressly written in this document, students will adhere to all of the RSD student handbook policies for secondary or elementary.
Students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade will take the same courses as they would if they were attending on-site
Student in grades 9th-12th will be able to pick from a list of courses offered by RCVA teachers and Virtual Arkansas teachers. If a student chooses a Virtual Arkansas course, they will still have an RCVA teacher as a local facilitator.
RCVA enrollment is a one semester commitment.
Parent/Guardian must attend orientation. Orientation must take place before the student can start in the program.
Each student must have a learning coach and they must attend orientation if they are not the parent/guardian.
Review weekly grades with your student.
Communicate with your student’s teachers if help is needed.
Provide a learning environment at home that is conducive to learning.
The student must be in good standing with the truancy
policy from the school they are coming from.
Students are required to complete and submit anywhere
from 1-5 lessons (depending on the subject matter) in a
subject per week. This will take an estimate of 4-8 hours
per day to achieve. Any student meeting this requirement is
present for the week. Buzz provides a report that we review
weekly to check student activity and time in the system for
To enter or re-enter from the year before:
K-8- The student must pass all courses from the previous grade.
9-12- In addition to passing all courses from the previous
grade, the student must have a 2.0 GPA. If the student has a
1.5-1.99, they will be placed on academic probation for one
semester to have the opportunity to improve their GPA to a 2.0.
All Cyclone Virtual Academy students can participate in athletics
and extracurricular activities.
Students are required to attend extracurricular classes in
Parents will be responsible for transporting students to and from
these activities during the student schedule time.
Students will have access to the library at the on-site school
where they are enrolled at. The librarian can specify times and
days for virtual students to come to the library.
Students can participate in book fairs, yearbook pictures,
graduations, and other activities such as these.