How It Works

Great Basin Virtual Academy (GBVA) uses online curriculum and services provided by K12. Learning can happen at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found. While attendance, teacher interaction, and daily lessons are conducted online, our lessons use physical materials and offline tools as well.

Licensed Teachers, Superior Teaching Tools

At GBVA, all students will interact with one or more licensed teachers (depending on the grade level) and communicate regularly with their teachers through e-mail, telephone, and online direct instruction classrooms. In fact, all students will have the opportunity for weekly direct instruction in all core courses.

Each eligible GBVA family receives boxes of materials, including a wide array of textbooks, DVDs, science lab supplies, and other hands-on resources. These materials complement the interactive online elements of our program, so students receive instruction using the best method for each subject. Depending on eligibility and financial need, families may also be able to receive a loaner computer (upon request).

Extensive School Support System

GBVA also provides extensive support for both you and your child—a collaboration between teachers, counselors, the school community, and you. In grades K–8, you serve as a "Learning Coach," working closely with the student team to help facilitate your child's progress and working to modify the pace and schedule as needed.

Individualized Learning, Public School Accountability

As an online public school, GBVA provides the structure, administrative support, oversight, accountability, and state testing required of all public schools.