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KCinKC

  • Reviewed on Wednesday, August 17, 2016
  • Grades Used: 3-4
  • Dates used: 2016
We transferred our special needs son to KSVA Kansas State Virtual Academy mid year. His brick and mortar school was passing him through and we were very worried about him falling behind. When we entered the school they performed a Scantron test that did assess areas of weakness in Math and Reading only. Nothing was done to assess weakness in writing, science, or history. The test did give valuable data and we were able to use it to develop his iep. This year the school has done away with the Scantron testing. There is no way to identify weakness in 4th or 5th graders. Diebel assessments in 4th and 5th grade is only done on the teacher discretion. The turnover at the school is quick. The curriculum is not accessible to anyone with a dyslexia diagnosis or a print disability. The teachers are supposed to provide a guide so that the parent can collect data in areas a child is struggling. They never do this. They do not use any proven interventions in their one on one sessions. I find it so interesting that the government is finally looking into these schools. http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/dcl--virtual-schools--08-05-2016.pdf

Zoeyjoe

  • Reviewed on Friday, August 12, 2016
  • Grades Used: 6th grade
  • Dates used: 2016
So I thought enrolling my son who is autistic in a home school program would be great. Because he was bullied a lot last year and it was miserable for him. So prior to class starting I started calling three weeks in advance to be sure. His accommodation were in place and that his IEP old be followed. I was lied too by Mrs. McDonald th a team my son would continue to be self contained just as he was in regular school and I had nothing to worry about. I emailed over ten teachers and administration and it was all in vain. Two days into class starting her and Mrs. Green her boss called to tell me my son would have to be put in regular classes on grade level. What are you kidding me. He is a special needs child who has been self contained. None of that mattered he IEP didn't matter. They do not follow the educational law and rules. All special needs parents run away from these people. Staff horrible and they have garbage in charge of the special needs department. They should have a message that states if your child is special needs. Do not apply to Louisiana virtual acafemy. We will not accommodate them

Victoriahawkins

  • Reviewed on Monday, August 8, 2016
  • Grades Used: 9th
  • Dates used: 2016
HORRIBLE school, highly DON'T recommend. I have been trying to enroll my daughter since April (before summer even started) they just approved her in mid July. In July when they said she was finally approved we had ordered a computer and they said we should receive it in a week or so. After three weeks of calling them everyday they finally told us they haven't even ordered us a computer, school is one week away and they haven't even ordered us one yet & even if they did we would have to wait 7-10 business days before receiving it which would mean she would miss the first days of school. I am beyond frustrated, I have just decided to in-enroll her, even though we spent MONTHS dealing with this. I don't know what to do now. I just don't want anyone, getting involved or waste their time on this terrible school like we did.

Norma

  • Reviewed on Tuesday, July 5, 2016
  • Grades Used: 10
  • Dates used: 2016
I been trying to get my 17 year old in this school for the past month. They asked for all the stuff like your going to a public school. Because I was married and it was on his birth certificate they try to tell me I was not his mother, I try to tell them he has his fathers last name. I was married before, I got with him and he past way 19 years ago. They didn't want to hear about that. Then I got with his dad and I have another son with him. I'm now remarried and we been together for almost 3. That was a sin because they started on that too. They wanted wanted my detected husbands death certificate my son's, father's marriage license from a guy I was never marred too, and my marred license now. I'm having people looking into this so great school because to me it's trash.
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