Here are some frequently asked questions:
Is your school accredited?
Gateway Virtual Academy, LLC. is a private school accredited through Advanced offering digital learning, worldwide.
GVA recently hosted an External Review in April, 2019 and was awarded accreditation in June, 2019. Although accreditation is not mandated, GVA made the decision to become accredited through a rigorous quality assurance process and achieved distinction on our first review, Alhamdulilah.
Why It Matters?
- Ensures the quality of the school
- An accredited school “must act with intergrity”
- Students earn a diploma through an accredited school
- Transferable credits
- Required for entry to many colleges
Will my child get a diploma upon completion?
Yes, upon graduation students will receive an accredited diploma.
How much is tuition?
Tuition is due monthly in the amount of $300
If you are enrolling more than one child, please note the tuition fee below:
- For the second child $275
- For the third child $250
- For the fourth child $200
- For the fifth (or more) child $175
- For the second child $200
- For the third child $175
- For the fourth child $150
- For the fifth (or more) child $125
All amounts quoted in United States Dollars.
Does my child have to take all of the classes?
High school students may also opt out of a course, however tuition is required in full. It is very important to note that they will still be required to take the required courses for graduation (see our high school graduation requirements webpage). These courses can be taken at another institute.
What is the digital text fee?
I cannot pay the digital text fee right now - can I still register?
Yes, you can still register your child(ren). However, you will need to request an extension with the tuition department, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 cancelled.
What courses do you offer?
What Islamic courses do you offer?
Are elective courses included in the tuition?
Will my child have to be on camera?
Students in grades 2 – 5 are required to be on camera when instructed to by their teacher.
Are teachers on the camera during live classes?
Teachers maybe on camera occasionally per the needs of our students.
Is there an age limit to register my child?
Do I need to purchase books and materials?
You will be required to purchase additional material for projects and class assignments. A full list can be found in the School Supply list.
What are the school days and hours?
When are Islamiyyah classes held?
Islamiyyah classes are usually held between 11:20 am – 1:30 pm, CST, 3 days out of the week. Please refer to your child’s classroom schedule for more details.
I am unable to get a transcript/report card or my child was previously homeschooled - what can be done?
I would like to wait a while before I register - can I register late?
What documents do I need to provide?
You will need a scanned copy of the student’s proof of birth and a transcript or report card from the previous school year. If your child was home schooled or you are unable to provide the required academic documents he/she will be required to take a placement test.
What are the requirements for registering my child?
Gateway Virtual Academy shall not limit admission to students on the basis of intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, disability, race, creed, national origin, religion, or ancestry.
However, all new students must be fluent in the English language, read at the grade level they are enrolling in and possess basic computer skills.
What is a Learning Coach?
Does the Learning Coach need to be present?
The Learning Coach may be required to sit with the student during the first few weeks of school while the student gets acclimated with the virtual learning experience and programs.
What does the Learning Coach have to do?
When is the school break?
We have several short breaks throughout the school year. Please see our school calendar, via the “calendar” tab, of the website.
Are you registered in the state of Missouri ?
Do I need to register as a home schooling parent in my state?
No, we are a private school. Therefore you will not need to register your child.