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."
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