Frequently Asked Questions

How much time will I spend working on an online class?
Students should expect to spend the same amount of time completing work for an online class as they would a traditional class. For most students this means about 90 minutes a day for each course. Some students may work faster while others may need more time.

Can I take an online course as an extra class?
High school students can take a maximum of eight classes in a regular school year. This includes CVA courses which must be taken as part of a student’s normal course load.

Can I complete CVA courses from home?
Students can work from home or school. Part-time CVA students who wish to work from home may need to provide their own transportation to or from school.

How is Chesapeake Virtual Academy different from Virtual Virginia?
All CVA teachers are Chesapeake Public Schools employees and follow the same district curriculum as students in on campus courses. In addition, all students enrolled in CVA are Chesapeake Public Schools students.

What supports are in place to assist students?
All CVA teachers will host Online Learning Support Labs weekly to meet with students who may need additional assistance. Teachers will not deliver formal lessons in these sessions, but will be available to assist students who need it through small group and individual instruction. Students may attend on campus tutoring sessions at their home school’s academic remediation program as well.

Can middle school students take online courses through Chesapeake Virtual Academy?
Most CVA courses are offered on a 4×4 block format which is not compatible with the year long middle school schedule. Middle school students may enroll in certain online courses through Virtual Virginia if they meet all Chesapeake Public Schools course prerequisites and eligibility guidelines. Middle school students should contact their school counselor if they are interested in online courses with Virtual Virginia.