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HCVA Application Link Open November 2, 2020-December 11, 2020. Application decisions will be made and announced to the email on file the week of December 14, 2020. Please do not call and check the status of your application as this will slow the application review process. Email inquiries may be sent to Principal Lindsey at Thank you in advance.

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


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

    First Semester:

    Application opens March 2020 and closes July 10th 2020.

    Second Semester:

    Application opens November 2020 and closes December 11th, 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 11th, 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.


    HCVA Faculty

    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:


    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:


    Counselor: Casey Gray

    Mrs. Casey Gray is the counselor for both the Hawkins County Virtual Academy and Pathways Alternative School. Mrs. Gray is a veteran teacher and counselor. In the eleven years that she has been with Hawkins County Schools, she has worked in a variety of settings including: Behavioral Mod, CDC, alternative learning, and general education classrooms. Before coming to Pathways Alternative and Hawkins County Virtual Academy, she taught ELA and Social Studies at Church Hill Intermediate and Mooresburg Elementary. Mrs. Gray holds a Bachelor's degree in K-6 Education from King University and a Master's degree in School Counseling from Liberty University. 


    Email Ms. Gray:


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    The application link will only be active during active application periods.


Sharon Lindsey

Sharon Lindsey
Principal of Hawkins Co Virtual Academy and Pathways Alternative School

423-272-7629  Ext:2320
Email Sharon Lindsey

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