How it Works (K-8)
Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School (MAVA@GCVS) uses the K¹² curriculum, which is accessed via an online program with dedicated teacher support, as well as through more traditional methods. Materials are delivered right to the family's doorstep–including books, CDs, and even microscopes and cell samples.
We also partner parents and students with certified teachers to help guide and track their progress through the curriculum.
Student-to-student interaction is emphasized, too, so we ensure MAVA@GCVS students have plenty of opportunities to socialize with their peers.
Who is this intended for?
In 2012–2013, MAVA@GCVS will serve Massachusetts students in grades K–8 who are able to successfully participate in a virtual school environment. Several target groups of students have been identified who will have priority for acceptance:
- Students with medical conditions that interfere with attendance, e.g. cancer, Crohn's, immune disorders
- Students out of school due to pregnancy or parenting
- Students with developmental, social-emotional, pedagogical, or unique individual learning needs well-served by the virtual school medium
- Students who feel bullied or who are out of school due to other safety concerns
- Students who seek an advanced course program not available in their assigned school
- Students in training for competitive arts or sports whose days are used for training and practice
- Other reasons of a compelling nature, not specifically identified above
What are the costs?
MAVA@GCVS is a commonwealth virtual school so there is no tuition for Massachusetts resident students. The entire K¹² curriculum is provided free of charge.
How do I get started?
Visit our How to Enroll in MAVA section for more information about how to start the enrollment process.