Cooperative Virtual Learning Academy

High-Quality Remote Instruction for Students in Grades K-12

If you are a parent of a CVLA student, or a parent interested in learning more about the CVLA, please visit our resources section on the Capital Region BOCES website.

As many school districts plan for a full return to school in September, we understand that some students and their families may prefer a virtual school option for medical reasons.

Instead of each school district coordinating a virtual option on their own with a limited number of participants, we are offering a stand-alone Cooperative Virtual Learning Academy for the entire 2021-22 school year. Families work directly with their home district to enroll their student(s) and must make a commitment for their student(s) to attend for the entire school year.

Elementary School

The Elementary School is open to students in kindergarten through sixth-grade along with teachers from school districts participating in the program. Curriculum and instruction will be coordinated with participating school districts, aligned with the New York State Learning Standards, and taught by New York state certified and highly qualified teachers from participating school districts. Resources such as Essential Ed, Seesaw, Google Classroom/Meet and SchoolTool will be in use. If you have any questions, please contact

Secondary School

Secondary school students in grades seven through twelve will participate in shared classes through the existing Regional Distance Learning program. Participating school districts will use local district instructors to teach classes through this model to students in multiple school districts. If you have any questions, please contact

What to Expect

  • Teachers will come from participating school districts and will continue to be employed and evaluated by you. We will provide professional development to teachers prior to the school year.
  • Participating school districts will provide and support technology for their students.
  • Participating school districts will be responsible for providing services to students with additional needs (e.g., special education, related services, ELL, etc.)
  • Cost is based on the number of participating students and teachers and based on a minimum of 400 students.