How it works
Online Education Myths
MYTH: Students who attend online schools lack socialization and social skills.
FACT: Students at Minnesota Virtual Academy (MNVA) will have the opportunity to participate in many academic and social outings. These outings may include trips to museums, skate parks, zoos, and other community destinations. We also encourage students to participate in clubs.
MYTH: Students spend all day staring at a computer.
FACT: While attendance, planning, and assessment are all recorded online, students are involved in activities offline as well, including using textbooks, art supplies, science materials, etc. As students move through the curriculum each year, more of their instruction is delivered online. By high school, students work mostly online in conjunction with their teacher and class.
MYTH: Attending MNVA is a part-time job.
FACT: Students will need to spend about six hours on schoolwork each day and the Learning Coach or mentor needs to be available during that time to help guide and support the student.
MYTH: Online schools don’t meet requirements for public schools.
FACT: MNVA is a public school that operates outside of a traditional classroom. Students are required to take standardized tests mandated by the state of Minnesota. The K12 curriculum is developed by a team of education professionals dedicated to engaging young minds and providing interesting and interactive learning experiences.