Discover Virtual Academy
Instruction built for online, not just online delivery of instruction
The online learning experience has provided invaluable opportunities to explore, design, redesign, and expand successful instruction.
One91 Virtual Academy courses use principles of blended learning lesson design that incorporate the elements of Engage-Explore-Explain-Elaborate-Evaluate, while course content still tightly adheres to essential and enduring content standards.
Teachers use instructional strategies that focus on interaction, inclusion and collaboration to ensure lessons are designed specifically for online learning.
As is the case across all District 191 schools, teachers use the lens of cultural proficiency in the design of lessons, including content selection, student materials, activities, student voice, and assessment. The CPSS tools are in place district-wide and provide teachers with the framework for more equitable and inclusive classroom instruction.
Virtual Academy is a great option for students who:
Enjoy interacting with others online • Work well independently • Want more choice in the pacing of their class • Create a personalized school and study environment at home • Need more flexibility in the instruction schedule
"My daughter likes the structure and the independence of making her own schedule." - VA parent
Online elementary students will have learning opportunities aligned with all of our pathways and will allow young scholars to explore a variety of themes and topics. Through embedded activities, events, and targeted exposure to all four pathways, our online elementary students will learn about the world through music, computer programming, virtual field trips to theaters and zoos, and project-based activities designed to spark new curiosities.
Our online middle school students are in a time of great discovery of who they are and of the world. We know middle school students thrive when their unique social-emotional needs and young adolescent culture is supported. Our middle school pathways alignment is designed around learning, leadership and culture, fueling the passions and interests of our students. Whether in person or through our online school, middle school students will engage in these areas to explore academic interests, develop leadership skills, and engage in strategic social-emotional growth and support.
By the time students enter high school, they’ve done meaningful self-discovery and can engage in the critical thinking needed to put action to their desires. With a host of opportunities, including exposure to career possibilities, experiential learning, mentorship, career path experts and thorough training, students in online high school can independently move on to the next step with an incredible array of experiences. But most importantly, they’ll be equipped with tools to navigate their journey, no matter what life throws their way.
As part of Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, One91 Virtual Academy follows the district’s unique Pathways model, which supports students in finding their passions and purpose so they are prepared for success throughout school and after graduation. The online school is for students in grades K-12 and open to any Minnesota resident.
We know that many students enjoy and thrive in an online environment. Our experience and success providing and continually improving our distance learning option, and our commitment to equitable and student-centered learning, has put us in a strong position to offer a high-quality online experience for families.
Enroll in One91 Virtual Academy!
Enrollment in One91 Virtual Academy is open for the 2023-24 school year! The process of enrolling your student depends on whether your student currently attends a District 191 school or a school in another school district. Visit the Enrollment page to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions about One91 Virtual Academy
- Is there a cost to families to enroll?
- Do we need a “variance” to enroll into One91 Virtual Academy?
- Can we change our minds and enroll back into our previous school?
- If my child enrolls in One91 Virtual Academy, are they a student at one of the district’s “brick and mortar” schools?
- Are classes with just 191 students or do they also include students from other MN school districts?
- Are there live online classes (synchronous instruction)?
- Can students do part-time online and part-time in school?
- Can a virtual academy student participate in clubs and sports?
- Do students use/receive text books to use? What kinds of materials do they receive? How do they get them?
- Are teachers from District 191 or from other MN school districts?