Cooperative Virtual Learning Academy

High-Quality Remote Instruction for Students in Grades K-12

Our Cooperative Virtual Learning Academy, now in its second school year, continues to evolve as a meaningful option for K-12 learners.

Elementary School 

The virtual elementary school is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade from participating school districts. The school will operate on a trimester schedule. More information can be found on the school calendar. Learn more about our CVLA Elementary School.

Secondary School

The Secondary School is open to students in grades seven through twelve. Through the regional Distance Learning (DL) program, an established regional distance learning community coordinated through the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC), students will attend classes remotely with teachers from around the region. Learn more about our CVLA Secondary School.

About The CVLA Program

Teaching, Learning and Home School District Support

  • Students will be taught by New York state-certified and highly qualified teachers from participating school districts.
  • Curriculum and instruction will be coordinated with participating school districts, aligned with the New York State Learning Standards.
  • The student’s home school district will provide devices, technology support and any additional services to meet student needs, such as special education and related supports.

What to Expect During the School Day 

  • Daily instruction will occur in a high-quality combination of synchronous and asynchronous modalities throughout the school day.  School Schedule | School Calendar
  • Teachers will make personal connections with all students during scheduled class times via Google Meet. During these connections, teachers will take attendance and introduce new content or skills. Students will connect with their teachers and peers, ask questions, and maintain personal relationships. Virtual Learning Guidelines and Expectations 
  • Teachers may use non-instructional time to provide additional assistance to students during the school day at their discretion.

    School Districts: Learn About Participating With CVLA

    Are you a school district representative interested in learning more about having your students participate with the Cooperative Virtual Learning Academy (CVLA)? Visit the NERIC website for service information.