Hawkins County Schools Virtual Academy
About the HCVA
The HCVA targets non-traditional learners and current homeschool students wanting to enroll in the free Hawkins County Schools program. Students enrolled in completely online coursework will only need to attend campus for required state testing such as the EOC, TCAP, Writing Assessment or when face-to-face tutoring is needed. This program will be academically challenging and geared for students who do well with independent learning and seize the opportunity to have a flexible schedule. Students enrolled in the hybrid model may take some courses online and some courses at their local zoned school, TCAT center or college. It is important to note, this is not a "work at your own pace" program as assignments will have start and end dates. Questions regarding the virtual academy may be directed to Ms. Lindsey by email at email@example.com.
HCVA Eligibility and Admissions
- Submit an online application within the designated application period.
- Students must not have academic, behavior or attendance issues that would prevent progress in an independent learning environment.
- Parent/Guardian must have a strong commitment to collaborate in their child’s progress and ensure student’s meet daily and weekly attendance and progress goals.
- Students must have reliable internet access at home and a home computer. Tablets are not compatible with many of the online course requirements.
- Parents and students must make a commitment to communicate weekly or as needed with HCVA and online teaching staff. This may be by email, phone, text or in-person meetings.
- Students not meeting the communication, academic, behavior or attendance guidelines will be removed from the HCVA program and required to enroll in their zoned school.
2020-2021 Application Dates
Application opens March 2020 and closes July 10th 2020.
Application opens November 2020 and closes December 18th, 2020.
The Hawkins County Virtual Academy application deadline has ended for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. The application for second semester will open in November 2020 and close on December 18th, 2020. The application must be completed online and will be available on this site. Current HCVA students do not need to submit another application for second semester. However, a new application will be required at the beginning of each school year.
History of HCVA
The Hawkins County Virtual Academy launched in August 2019.
50 applicants successfully completed the program in 2019-2020.
Grades 3-12 were served the first year (2019-2020).
8 seniors enrolled and graduated from the program. All graduates successfully transitioned to either military, TCAT or local colleges and universities.
In July 2020, the Hawkins County Board of Education approved moving the enrollment cap from 50 students to 120 students.
Enrollment opened to grades K-12 for the 2020-2021 school year.
In August 2020 a coordinating teacher was hired to assist with the program. The coordinating teacher provides administrative support, weekly progress monitoring, records student attendance, provides local technical support, and provides in-person and virtual tutoring.
Principal: Sharon Lindsey
The HCVA is under the leadership of Principal, Sharon Lindsey. Ms. Lindsey also serves as the principal of the local alternative school. Ms. Lindsey has over twenty-five years’ experience in education including: special education, alternative education, behavior management and online learning. She holds a Bachelors of Science and Master of Science degree in Education from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an Education Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University. She is an executive board member on the state of Tennessee Alternative Education board.
Email Ms. Lindsey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinating Teacher: Lisa Mullins
Lisa Mullins is a veteran Hawkins County educator with over 20 years' experience teaching a variety of educational levels including adult education, college courses, alternative education, and K-8 public education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and a Master of Arts in History from East Tennessee State University. In addition, Ms. Mullins earned a teaching endorsement in Biology. Ms. Mullins is a native of Hawkins County, Tennessee. Ms. Mullins is a great asset to the HCVA program. She provides administrative support, weekly progress monitoring, documents student attendance, provides local technical support, and provides in-person and virtual tutoring. Her services are available by appointment by calling 423-272-6655 ext. 2322.
Email Ms. Mullins: email@example.com
Counselor: Casey Gray
Email Ms. Gray: firstname.lastname@example.org
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