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Online Schools Eligibility

Eligibility

Students in grades 3-12 who reside anywhere in the state, who are eligible to attend public school in Texas, and who meet the other eligibility requirements of the TXVSN Online Schools (OLS) program may enroll in the full-time virtual instructional program. They will participate in rigorous, interactive online courses that emphasize extensive communication between the Texas-certified teacher and student and among students. The full-time virtual TXVSN OLS program is available to students who meet eligibility requirements defined in TEC, §30A.002. A student is eligible only if the student meets requirements for enrollment in the Texas public education system and
  • was enrolled in a public school in this state in the preceding school year;
  • has been placed in substitute care in this state, regardless of whether the student was enrolled in a public school in this state in the preceding year; or
  • is a dependent of a member of the United States military, was previously enrolled in high school in this state, and does not reside in this state due to a military deployment or transfer.
It should be noted that the Texas Education Agency Student Attendance Accounting Handbook defines the term enrolled as actually receiving instruction by attendance in a public school rather than being registered before receiving instruction.

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