How Online Education Works

Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools (ALVA-ECS) uses curriculum and education services provided by K12. Learning can happen at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found. While attendance, teacher interaction, and daily lessons are conducted online, our lessons use physical materials and offline tools as well.

Certified Teachers, Superior Teaching Tools

At Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools, all students interact with one or more certified teachers (depending on the grade level) and communicate regularly with them through e-mail, telephone, and live, online instruction classrooms. In fact, all students will have weekly online instruction in all core courses.

Each eligible ALVA-ECS family receives boxes of education materials, including a wide array of textbooks, DVDs, science lab supplies, and other hands-on resources. These materials complement the interactive online elements of our program, so students receive instruction using the best method for each subject. Depending on eligibility and financial need, families may also be able to receive a loaner computer (upon request).

Extensive School Support System

ALVA-ECS also provides extensive support for both you and your child—a collaboration between teachers, counselors, school community, and you. In grades K–12, you (the parent or other responsible adult) serve as a "Learning Coach," working closely with the student team to help facilitate your child's progress and working to modify his or her pace and schedule as needed.

Individualized Learning, Public School Accountability

As an online public school, ALVA-ECS provides the structure, administrative support, oversight, accountability, and state testing required of all public schools.