MVA Mission Statement -

Partnering with families and the community, McDowell Virtual Academy will provide each of its 6-12 students flexible learning choices that are relevant and rigorous to prepare them for college, careers and the global community of lifelong learners.

MVA Vision -

To inspire lifelong learners through challenging and flexible personalized learning.

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School Improvement Plan

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(We welcome any feedback from the community on our school improvement plan.  Please click here to give us any feedback.)

School Improvement Team Meeting Schedule

Low Performing School Letter to Parents

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  • Parents, MVA has a Remind account for the school now.  Remind is free and great for text messaging announcements out to families as well as sending private messages back and forth.  Please join our school Remind if you have not already with this link - or with the join code @mvafamily in the app. 

  • Students, make sure you are checking your grades and missing assignments in Canvas. Final grades and attendance can be checked in PowerSchool.

  • Parents, if you would like to become a Parent Observer of your student's Canvas here are step-by-step instructions.  Get the app here

  • How to Update and Clear Brower Data on Chromebooks -  Do this if your Chromebook seems to be having glitching loading assignments or anything unusual.  Make sure to go to your 3 dots in the top right of chrome, go to settings and "about chrome" and check for updates.  You may need to relaunch chrome when it shows it's finished.  It's always a good idea to clear browser data every couple of weeks too.  Here is a video on how to do those things.


characteristics for successful remote learning

Characteristics for Successful Remote Learning

McDowell County Schools will continue offering daily support at as well as

If you have questions about MCS Learning Management System (LMS)

Click Here To Visit the MCS LMS Support Page 


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