Aligned with state content standards and following our district's unique Pathways model, Secondary Virtual Academy provides age-appropriate learning opportunities that create a sense of wonder, interest and discovery in each and every student.
Middle school students in Virtual Academy experience more independence and flexibility in learning online each day with their teacher. While there is still "synchronous" (live) learning of all core classes, there is more "asynchronous" or independent learning and practice, which means fewer scheduled face-to face virtual meetings and more flexibility in student schedules.
In middle school, students engage in semester-long elective and exploratory classes, with opportunities for "WIN" (What I Need) time, enrichment experiences and intervention.
At-A-glance overview of Secondary virtual academy (grades 6-8)
Instruction delivered & designed by One91 teachers and meets Minnesota state standards
Individual and group synchronous classes (generally, less synchronous time than at the elementary level)
Synchronous daily Advisory
Individual one-time meetings and independent work time
Dedicated teacher office hours
Special Education Services will be provided on an individual basis as written in each of the Individualized Education Plans
English Learners provided with direct language services in small groups
Access to District 191 middle school clubs and activities at neighborhood school
In 6th grade, students will take physical education and art for the full year. Students will engage in a fine arts, music or technology elective each semester. There will also be a choice of online or in-person programming for instrumental music and vocal music.
In 7th grade, students will take physical education and art for the full year. Students will engage in a fine arts, music or technology elective each semester. There will also be a choice of online or in-person programming for instrumental music and vocal music.
In 8th grade, students will choose four semesters of electives. They can choose between Spanish, which is taught through the high school Virtual Academy, art, Project Lead the Way (engineering), Film and Animation, physical education, FACS classes and fine arts choices that could include in-person instrumental or vocal music. These fine arts choices are each full-year classes and count for two of the four choices.
Contact Virtual Academy
Contact the Enrollment Center
Enrollment Center, Door 11
200 West Burnsville Parkway
Burnsville, Minnesota 55337
Phone: (952) 707- 4180
Fax: (952) 707- 4181
The Enrollment Center is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m
The Enrollment Center is located on the lower level of Diamondhead Education Center.