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.

CVLA is a virtual school open to students in kindergarten through grade 12 from participating school districts. The elementary school (K-6) provides students prioritized curriculum in a structured schedule that mirrors a traditional elementary program. The secondary program (7-12) provides students with a customized schedule to meet each individual learner’s needs.

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.
  • Curriculum and instruction are aligned with the New York State Learning Standards.
  • Daily instruction occurs in synchronous and asynchronous modalities throughout the day.
  • Participating school districts will provide and support technology for their students.
  • Students connect with their teachers and peers, ask questions, and maintain personal relationships during daily class time where teachers take attendance and introduce new content or skills.
  • Participating school districts will be responsible for providing services to students with additional needs (e.g., special education, related services, ELL, etc.)