Enrollment and Attendance FAQs
Who is eligible to attend Maine Virtual Academy?
Any student in grades 7–12 who resides in Maine is eligible for full-time enrollment.
Enrollment is limited for the 2015–2016 school year and may require a lottery to determine initial seat offers.
When will enrollment open?
Enrollment for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year is now open. For full details on enrolling in our program, please visit the How to Enroll page.
Are there enrollment restrictions?
Any student residing in Maine in the appropriate grade will be eligible to attend MEVA unless the number of students exceeds the enrollment capacity of a program, class, or grade level, in which case MEVA shall enroll students through a random selection process. Unless authorized by a school administrative unit (SAU) with an enrollment of 500 or fewer students, MEVA will not enroll more than five percent of the SAU ’s students per grade level in each of the first three years of MEVA’s operation. Unless authorized by a school administrative unit (SAU) with an enrollment of more than 500 students, MEVA will not enroll more than 10 percent of the SAU ’s students per grade level in each of the first three years of operation. After students residing in Maine have been enrolled, MEVA will consider enrolling students from outside the State, as provided in 20-A MRSA §2404(2)(J). MEVA’s admission policies will prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, income level, disabling condition, proficiency in the English language, or academic or athletic ability.
How many of my children can I enroll in Maine Virtual Academy?
Because MEVA provides all the lesson plans and materials needed for grades 7–12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.
What does it cost to attend Maine Virtual Academy?
Since Maine Virtual Academy is a public school program, there is no tuition. MEVA provides a state-certified teacher and all instructional materials for the program. However, students and families will be responsible for providing some consumable materials (such as printer ink and paper).
What is the attendance policy?
Maine Virtual Academy works with families toward a positive attendance record to meet their required number of 183 instructional days.
Can I take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school "holidays" or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar.
Do you have a parent involvement policy?
Maine Virtual Academy (MEVA) mission is to develop each student full potential with learning-centered instruction, research based curriculum and educational tools and resources to provide a high quality learning experience for grade 7-12 students. Recognizing that parental involvement is a key to academic achievement, we seek to involve parents in a partnership that will provide the best possible education for our students. For full details please visit this page [PDF]
Do you have a school and parent agreement?
The Maine Virtual Academy (MEVA) and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards. To see this agreement, please visit this page [PDF]