Texas Virtual School Network
Joshua ISD is pleased to offer online courses to our students. We are able to offer these courses in accordance with Senate Bill 1788 passed by the 80th Texas Legislature in 2007. This bill established a state virtual network, TxVSN, to provide supplemental, online courses for Texas students. All courses offered through the TxVSN must meet the state curriculum requirements, known as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills or TEKS, and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). TxVSN courses are taught by teachers who are Texas-certified in the content area and grade level of the course or meet the credentialing requirements of the associated institution of higher education. They are also trained in best practices for delivering online instruction. Students do not need to be physically present at school during instruction of TxVSN courses.
The intent of HB 3646 is to expand a variety of course offerings and provide students with online learning opportunities that would not otherwise be provided at their local district. While the district encourages all who wish to apply to do so, we also advise that electronic courses are quite different from the normal classroom experience of face-to-face interaction with students and teachers, so diligence is required on the part of the student. Surveys and assessments are required of the student who wish to become a part of the electronic courses. Students interested in learning more about the electronic/online courses in JISD should visit their counselor. To view the available TxVSN electronic courses, visit the TxVSN website at the address below, and click the TxVSN Catalog.Helpful Links
In order to help decide if online learning is right for the student, please log in to http://cluein.txvsn.org/ to find out what online learning is all about.