The Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) is the state-led online learning initiative that provides all Texas schools and eligible students access to quality online courses and instruction, regardless of where they are located in the state. The commissioner of education oversees the TXVSN and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is responsible for administration of the program.
The TXVSN is comprised of two components, a supplemental statewide course catalog of online high school, Advanced Placement (AP), and dual credit courses and a full-time online school program for eligible public school students in grades 3-12. The TXVSN offers highly interactive, instructor-led courses taught by teachers who are trained in best practices in online instruction and are Texas-certified to teach that course and grade level or meet the credentialing requirements of the institution of higher education offering the dual-credit course.
All courses offered through the TXVSN must align with 100% of the state curriculum requirements, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and National Standards for Quality Online Courses. TXVSN courses must also meet the current U.S. Rehabilitation Section, Section 508 guidelines and TXVSN accessibility guidelines for students with special needs.
TXVSN state law and rule: