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  Mission Statement  

 
The MISSION of the Bradley County Virtual School is to provide progressive non-traditional educational opportunities to meet the distinctive needs for all learners to excel.
 
The VISION of the Bradley County Virtual School is “Growing Students – Building Futures
 
The BELIEFS of the Bradley County Virtual School:
  • By providing progressive non-traditional educational opportunities for distinctive virtual learners, all students will achieve their academic and practical potential.
  • By inspiring academic virtual excellence in learning, all students will be college and career ready.
  • By providing appropriate and up-to-date academically reliable courseware and blended learning opportunities, all students will excel.
  • By becoming a virtual leader in learning, all students will be confident in their ability to learn, work, and be successful in an asynchronous and synchronous virtual environment as well as in face-to-face settings.
 
The GOALS of the Bradley County Virtual School:
  • Ensure distinctive educational opportunities to promote virtual excellence and equity for all virtual learners
  • Improve policies and frameworks to guide and support the academic outcomes for all virtual learners
  • Strengthen the virtual learning environment through technological and face-to-face opportunities with students and families.
 
Our primary focus:
  • ACT
  • Attendance measures
  • Professional growth

  About The School  

How It Works

The purpose of the Bradley County Virtual School is to offer quality educational opportunities outside of the traditional “brick and mortar” school setting to link students, teachers, and administrators through the use of technological platforms and course ware designed to meet the academic needs of virtual learners using asynchronous, synchronous, and face-to-face “blended” learning opportunities.
 
SCHOOL WHEN AND WHERE YOU WANT IT   
 
Because Bradley County Virtual School uses a web-based curriculum, students can access their coursework when and where they want; at home, at the public library, at a favorite restaurant, anywhere high speed internet is available.
Students work at their own pace, being able to accelerate their academic program or take their time on a class that is difficult and there is a certified, highly qualified teacher for each class.
Students will be expected to make at least the same academic progress they would have made in a traditional classroom. Promotion will be based on student proficiency in the State-required curriculum.
 
ATTENDANCE
 
Virtual schools in the State of Tennessee are required to “meet the equivalent of the 180 days of instruction and 6.5 hours per day per academic year pursuant to T.C.A. § 49-6-3004” and we are required to “monitor participation and progress to ensure students meet participation requirements and make progress toward successful completion of courses” (Rules of the State Board of Education, Rule 0520-01-03, -03, Minimum Requirements for the Approval of Public Schools, page 8). Our guidelines for a successful virtual student include attending to daily work in systematic manner. The virtual student dedicates the time needed to successfully master the content in the course.
 
  • Semester courses require learner progress to be a minimum of 7% complete per subject per week.
 
  • Full year courses require learner progress to be a minimum of 3% complete per subject per week. 
 
CALENDAR
 
BCVS is a Bradley County School and will follow the Bradley County Schools calendar for grade reporting, holidays, and the beginning and ending of the school year. The holidays will denote when teachers will not be available, but students will still be able to log on and work during those days.
 
MANDATORY TESTING REQUIREMENT

All BCVS students are required to complete testing requirements for ACT, EOC, TCAP, and Citizenship tests and are required for graduation. It is important for you to note your test dates on your calendar.
 
  • Seniors: ACT retake October 22, 2016 - Register by September 16, 2016
  • Seniors: First time ACT – December 10, 2016
  • Juniors: ACT test – March 21, 2017 (make-up test on April 19, 2016)
  • Date TBA: Citizenship test based on U.S. Citizenship Test (grades 9th, 11th, 12th)
  • End of Course (EOC) tests (grades 9-11): April 18-May 3, 2017
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