Formerly Gateway Virtual Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions:

Gateway Virtual Academy, LLC. is a private school with certification from Cognia and its Accreditation Divisions: North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), herein collectively referred to as Cognia.

Why It Matters? 

  • Ensures the quality of the school
  • An accredited school “must act with integrity”
  • Students earn a diploma through an accredited school
  • Transferable credits

Yes, upon graduation, students will receive an accredited diploma.

Undergraduates may receive a report card and/or transcript.

Students abroad may request an authentication seal for the country they wish to attend college in if other than the US (see senior fees). 

Single courses may be purchased (see our fees page).

To receive a diploma or be promoted in our program, alternative courses should be taken at another institution, if not through GVA. You will be required to submit a record of the course completion for these courses. 

A minimum of 8 credits must be studied and completed with GVA to attain a GVA High School Diploma. The remaining 16 credits are required to be transferred from an accredited institute to be accepted and a diploma awarded.

The digital text fee is paid at the beginning of the year upon enrollment of US$200 per student. This fee covers the cost of the student’s digital/curriculum and all accounts that will be provided by the school. This fee is non-refundable once paid.

Yes, you can still register your child(ren). However, you will need to request an extension through the tuition department, at: tuition@gatewayvirtualacademy.com

NB: If the fee is not paid before the first day of school, or by the extended date granted by our tuition department, your child’s enrollment may be canceled.

2 elective courses are offered at no additional cost. Additional elective courses cost $225 during the school year and $175 during the summer.

 

In grades 6 and higher, there are not physical books and all materials are digital. Workbooks are available in grades K-5. 

You will be required to purchase additional material for projects and class assignments. A full list can be found in the School Supply list.

If your child was previously homeschooled, or if you cannot obtain your child's academic records, we will need to administer a placement test for Math and Language Arts.

If you have more questions about this, please send an email to our admissions department: admissions@gatewayvirtualacadmy.com

Gateway Virtual Academy has an enrollment cap per class. The early registration period is between April through June. Late registration is subject to an increased fee (see our fees page). Since we have to cater to our returning students and their siblings, new students will be selected for enrollment based on availability. We encourage you not to wait until the last minute to register.

Learning Coaches are usually the student’s parent or another responsible adult who is dedicated to supporting their child/student towards their academic success. The Learning Coach will be the primary contact for all correspondence related to the student. 

The Learning Coach should be present or nearby during class time for students enrolled in elementary school (Grades 2-5).

Also, the Learning Coach is required to sit with or assign another adult (the school must be notified) to sit with the student during all exams. 

 

The Learning Coach is responsible for checking the student's grade, responding to staff, ensuring the student adheres to policies, and attending mandatory parent meetings. 

Missouri does not regulate private schools and has set no requirements for “private” schools other than licensing. We are licensed with the state and are accredited through Cognia. 

All states vary. We advise parents to check with their state regarding the requirement to notify them of their child enrolling in a distance learning/virtual school. 

Additionally, if you would like your child to receive financial aid for college, scholarships, etc. within your state, they should be registered as a homeschooled student. In this case, you will take the report card provided by GVA and prepare a homeschool report card.

GVA can prepare a portfolio of the courses taken with us for you to share with your homeschool evaluator. 

Likewise, we will provide proof of enrollment upon request. 

To request proof of enrollment, portfolio, etc contact our admissions department at: admissions@gatewayvirtualacademy.com