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Overview
The Texas Virtual School ESC Collaborative (TVS) offers an innovative learning opportunity for Texas' schools and their students. Learn how your district and campus can be a part of this unique experience.

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What is the TVS Initiative?
The Texas Virtual School is a web-based learning initiative designed to meet the needs of Texas public school students and educators. Private school students and staff are welcome to take advantage of the programs offered through the Texas Virtual School. Its mission is to provide extended and flexible learning opportunities for secondary students and educators through web-based programs. Schools can only enroll students for-credit and not-for-credits courses. Educators can enroll in professional development sessions covering an array of topics and roles within the school setting.

Why take a TVS course?
There are two reasons why schools take advantage of the programs offered by TVS. First, students have access to learning new content and skills which may not be otherwise available. Whether it is an advanced course for a middle school student, a summer course for an early high school graduate, or a new leadership skill for a beginning administrator, the Texas Virtual School can bring expanded learning opportunities to any school. Second, learners have flexibility in attending and completing web-based programs. Learning occurs where and when the learner's schedule permits. What are additional benefits?
  • for-credit courses aligned to TEKS
  • taught by Texas Certified Teachers
  • cost-effective
  • addresses advanced needs
  • offers specialty coursework
  • overcomes scheduling challenges
  • provides high quality learning activities
Who can take a course?Any public or private school student may take a TVS course by enrolling through their school. Any teacher, administrator, or other staff member may enroll as an individual or through their school.