Cooperative Virtual Learning Academy

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

The Cooperative Virtual Learning academy is a remote learning option for students grades K-12 in New York State, providing live synchronous instruction by highly qualified NYS certified teachers. CVLA is open to students in grades Kindergarten through grade 12 from participating school districts. The elementary school (K-6) provides targeted, differentiated curriculum in a structured schedule that mirrors a traditional elementary program. The secondary program (7-12) provides students with a customized schedule to meet each individual learner’s needs.

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 from participating school districts. Students follow a typical middle/high school schedule of coursework through live, synchronous class connections with teachers from around the region, as well as asynchronous learning activities. Learn more about our CVLA Secondary School. 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.

      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.