Enrollment and Attendance FAQs

Who is eligible to attend the Utah Virtual Academy?

Any student in grades K-12 who resides in Utah is eligible for full-time enrollment. Through the Public Education Online option, individual, tuition-free online courses are also available to any Utah high school student, statewide, who is currently attending either a public school within his or her resident district, a private school, or a state-approved charter school. Students who are home schooled may also enroll.

Can my child take courses with Utah Virtual Academy while enrolled in another school?

As part of the Utah Statewide Online Education Program (SOEP), students in grades 9-12 attending a local district school, approved charter school, private school, or homeschool can take up to six tuition-free credit-bearing online courses with UTVA using the K12 curriculum. See the Individual High School Courses Option Program under How To Enroll. Outside of the SOEP, students grades K-12 must be enrolled full-time with UTVA.

How many of my children can I enroll in the Utah Virtual Academy?

Because the Utah Virtual Academy provides all the lesson plans and materials needed for grades K-12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program. We currently have families with as many as five children in the program being guided by one teaching adult in conjunction with the support of Utah Virtual Academy teachers.

What does it cost to attend the Utah Virtual Academy?

Since the Utah Virtual Academy is a public school program, there is no tuition. The Utah Virtual Academy provides a state-certified teacher and all instructional materials for the program. However, students and families will be responsible for providing some consumable materials (such as printer ink and paper). In addition, families are required to provide their own computers and Internet access to participate in the program.

What is the attendance policy?

The Utah Virtual Academy works with families toward a positive attendance record to meet their required number of 180 instructional days.

Can I take a vacation during the school year?

The school calendar includes school "holidays" or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar.

Does the Utah Virtual Academy offer full- or half-time kindergarten?

Kindergarten is offered as half-time. Students study Language Arts, Math, and History.