Families


v-parent involvement policy

MNPS Virtual School realizes that parents play a critical role in the success of students as well as the success of our school. Virtual School is committed to a proactive approach towards family and community engagement with our goal being to realize the school’s mission, vision, commitments, and achievement goals. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Parent Involvement Policy, please contact Mrs. Grace Gleaves, v-Teacher, via email to saturah.gleaves@mnps.org.

communication


For optimal communication with parents, Virtual School is committed to the following actions:

  • MNPS Virtual School will strive to communicate clearly and effectively with parents using a variety of communication strategies. 

  • MNPS Virtual School will hold orientations, at the beginning of each semester, providing comprehensive information and materials detailing our practices, procedures, and policies. 

  • MNPS Virtual School will provide parents access to (1) course content, (2) an explanation of the curriculum used as well as the forms of academic assessment, and (3) the proficiency levels that students are expected to meet.

  • MNPS Virtual School will aid parents in understanding Tennessee's academic content standards and student achievement benchmarks.

  • MNPS Virtual School will update our website as well as send out a quarterly communication, informing students and parents of school events and other important topics.

  • MNPS Virtual School will grant parents access to student course(s) allowing parents to view student grades, assignments, and teacher feedback.

  • MNPS Virtual School will also help parents monitor student achievement through access to course grades as well as mid-quarter progress reports. 

  • MNPS Virtual School will host parent conferences, each school year, to discuss the achievement of students, as well as collaborate on additional ways to support learners.

  • MNPS Virtual School will maintain an "open door" policy with faculty and staff accessible for telephone calls, emails, and conferences with parents.

participation & collaboration


By taking the following actions, Virtual School will also afford parents and other strategic partners opportunities to participate in the governance and progression of our school:

  • MNPS Virtual School will provide opportunities for regular meetings with parents to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of students.

  • MNPS Virtual School will assist students in successfully transitioning from middle through high schooling and on to a career or college path. Virtual School will facilitate those transitions by working closely with feeder schools as well as developing and implementing a post-secondary transition plan for all full-time students.  

  • MNPS Virtual School will recruit and further develop community partnerships for the ongoing development of The Virtual Academy of Business & Technology.

  • MNPS Virtual School will host, at minimum, quarterly social events to create a community of learners and parents at our school.

  • MNPS Virtual School will utilize the School Improvement Plan (SIP) team to solicit feedback and provide all stakeholders with shared-decision making for continuous school improvement. Parents and community members are encouraged to serve on the SIP team.

  • MNPS Virtual School will continue to collaborate with parents, community groups, and business partners to improve student achievement and college and career-readiness.