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Eligibility

Student eligibility requirements for full-time enrollment in courses offered through the Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) were established by the Texas Legislature. These requirements were passed into state law and are codified in Texas Education Code, Section 30A.002. The TXVSN Online Schools (OLS) program must follow state law.

A student is eligible to enroll in a course provided through the state virtual school network only if the student on September 1 of the school year:
  • is younger than 21 years of age; or
  • is younger than 26 years of age and entitled to the benefits of the Foundation School Program under Section 42.003;
  • has not graduated from high school; and
  • is otherwise eligible to enroll in a public school in Texas.
A student is eligible to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network only if the student:
  • was enrolled in a public school in this state in the preceding school year; or
  • is a dependent of a member of the United States military who has been deployed or transferred to this state and was enrolled in a publicly funded school outside of this state in the preceding school year; or
  • 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 school year.
A student is eligible to enroll in one or more courses provided through the state virtual school network or enroll full-time in courses provided through the network if the student meets criteria noted in the first paragraph above and:
  • 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.




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