The Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) was established by the Texas Legislature in 2007 to provide Texas students with equitable access to quality, online courses. Since its inception in January 2009, the TXVSN has provided Texas students and schools with a valuable avenue for interactive, collaborative, instructor-led online courses taught by state certified and appropriately credentialed teachers. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) offers state-supported online learning opportunities to students across the state through the Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) using a network approach that works in partnership with districts. TEA, under the leadership of the commissioner of education, administers the TXVSN, sets standards for and approves TXVSN courses and professional development for online teachers, and has fiscal responsibility for the network. The TXVSN is made up of two components—the TXVSN statewide course catalog and the TXVSN online schools program.
The TXVSN statewide course catalog provides supplemental online courses for high school graduation to students in grades 8-12. The TXVSN statewide course catalog offers students across the state opportunities to enroll in high school, Advanced Placement, and dual credit courses provided by eligible Texas school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, education service centers, and public or private institutions of higher education. To view courses available through the TXVSN statewide course catalog, visit the online course catalog. To learn more about the TXVSN statewide course catalog, visit www.myTXVSN.org.
The TXVSN Online Schools (OLS) program offers free, full-time virtual instruction to eligible Texas public school students in grades 3-12 who enroll in one of the TEA-accredited public schools approved to participate in the program. Instruction provided through the TXVSN OLS is 100 percent virtual. Students in the program are not required to be physically present on campus during instruction.