Klein Virtual Academy expanded to include third grade; enrollment window extended until May 5

The Klein Virtual Academy is slated to open for the 2021-22 school year, pending full funding from the Texas Legislature, and will replace the district's current remote learning program, Klein Online. (Courtesy Canva)
The Klein Virtual Academy is slated to open for the 2021-22 school year, pending full funding from the Texas Legislature, and will replace the district's current remote learning program, Klein Online. (Courtesy Canva)

The Klein Virtual Academy is slated to open for the 2021-22 school year, pending full funding from the Texas Legislature, and will replace the district's current remote learning program, Klein Online. (Courtesy Canva)

Klein ISD's new tuition-free, online school, Klein Virtual Academy, has been expanded to include students in third grade in addition to students in grades 4-12, district officials announced in a news release April 30. The enrollment window for the KVA, which began April 23, has also been extended until May 5, the release said.

As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, the KVA is slated to open for the 2021-22 school year, pending full funding from the Texas Legislature, and will replace the district's current remote learning program, Klein Online. Leading the new school will be current Blackshear Elementary School Principal Meagan White, who was named principal of the KVA during a Facebook Live event April 29.

Previously, the district had planned to only allow students in fourth-12th grades to apply for the KVA. However, district officials said based on feedback following the April 29 presentation, they decided to expand the new school to include third grade students as well.

"We are opening the KVA to third graders who qualify for the school," the release said. "Eligible third graders should be self-directed learners, navigate technology efficiently, and demonstrate strong academic performance."

Additionally, families now have until May 5 to fill out the KVA application attestation to indicate a student's interest in applying for the school.


"We know some of you need more time to decide, and we hope this extra time will help," the release reads. "If your child meets the qualifications, you will receive an application by May 10. All families will receive information regarding whether your student has been admitted to the program or the reason why KVA is not a good fit at this time."

For more information about the KVA, click here. Questions may also be emailed to kva@kleinisd.net.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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