Districts and open‐enrollment charter school that had an agreement for the previous school year do not have to complete a new agreement for 2015‐2016; however, the district‐designated administrator should login to MyTxVSN and verify staff having access to FERPA‐protected student and finance data.
The district or open-enrollment charter school in which the student is enrolled awards credit based on the final grade supplied by the selected catalog course provider.
There is a variety of informed choice data available to assist stakeholders. The parent and student survey results are incorporated in the catalog entries for each course and provider. In addition, success rate data is available in the reports section and will soon be incorporated into the catalog entries under the Performance Tab.
No. The selected course provider’s instructor is a Texas-certified teacher. The local campus mentor should be a responsible adult designated by the district with the skills to encourage and support the students.
Yes. Students may drop a TxVSN statewide catalog course at any time during the semester. However, the course drop window published in the catalog determines if a student’s district or open-enrollment charter school is responsible for all or part of the course cost. The drop window is contingent on the type and pace of the course, as well as the instructional start date. Refer to the annual TxVSN agreement for details on course drops.
Texas Education Code 26.003, “Rights Related to State Virtual School Network”, states that a school district or open‐enrollment charter school may deny a request to enroll a student in an TxVSN statewide catalog course if:
A school district or open-enrollment charter school may decline to pay the cost for a student of more than three yearlong electronic courses, or the equivalent, during any school year. This does not:
A school district or open‐enrollment charter has discretion to select a course provider.
At least once per school year, it must send parents of middle or high school students, a copy of the written policy noting that students have the opportunity to enroll in courses provided through the TxVSN statewide catalog . A district or school may send the policy with any other information. This local policy must be consistent with TEC Chapter 26.0031.
The Texas Education Agency Student Attendance Accounting Handbook defines successful completion as earning credit for the TxVSN semester course.
On the PEIMS 300 Campus Course Section, select C182 Non‐Campus‐Based‐Instruction Code, then enter 05 for a TxVSN catalog course. For further information on the 300 Campus Course Section, see the current PEIMS Data Standards on the Texas Education Agency website at www.tea.texas.gov.
Refer to the current Texas Education Agency (TEA) Student Attendance Accounting Handbook for detailed guidance. The document is located on the TEA website at www.tea.texas.gov.
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