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 [email protected].
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.