Texas Virtual School Network
The Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) catalog is available to help all public schools across the state meet their educational goals as well as the individual needs of their diverse students. The TXVSN catalog offers 90+ high school, Advanced Placement (AP®), and dual credit online courses that are approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and led by appropriately credentialed teachers trained in best practices for online instruction. All TXVSN courses are highly interactive and have undergone a rigorous course review process to ensure alignment with all applicable course requirements, including the TEKS, national standards for quality online courses, and TXVSN accessibility standards for students with special needs.
The TXVSN instructor serves as the teacher of record. TXVSN courses may be taken for initial credit or credit recovery. Students are not required to be physically present on campus during instruction to be eligible to generate the Foundation School Program (FSP) funding for a TXVSN course. Districts and charter schools can earn these funds based on a student’s successful completion of the TXVSN course, regardless of where the student is located while receiving instruction. For more information, see the TXVSN website at www.txvsn.org. Approved courses continue to be added to the Course Catalog throughout the school year.
Benefits of the Texas Virtual School Network include:
Advanced Placement/dual credit: There are currently 18 Advanced Placement (AP®) courses offered through the TXVSN course catalog. AP courses are approved by the College Board prior to submission for the TXVSN course review. AP teachers are Texas-certified to teach the course and meet College Board requirements. Dual credit teachers meet the credentialing requirements of the institution of higher education offering the course.
CTE/Tech Apps: There are currently 11 career and technical education (CTE) courses offered through the TXVSN catalog. Districts and charter schools may earn weighted funding for CTE courses taken through the TXVSN. (Student Attendance Accounting Handbook, Sections 12.2 and 220.127.116.11.) Technology applications courses include Computer Science I and II, Digital Forensics, Digital Design, and Media Production, and Web Design.
LOTE: There are currently 7 different languages other than English (LOTE) courses available through the TXVSN catalog, including American Sign Language I and II, Chinese I–III, French I–III, German I–III, Latin I–IV, Spanish I–IV, and Computer Science I and II.
For information about how to get started as a Receiver District, visit the Get Started tab on the TXVSN web site.