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.


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


Spring Office Hours 2024


  • 10th grade students may come by the MVA office to pick up their PreACT reports and test booklets. Please make an appointment with Mrs. Walker.

  • Picture Retake Day is Monday, Dec. 4th from 9-11am in Mrs. Byrd's room. Anyone still needing a photo please come during this time. 

  • Please note our EC teacher, Ms. Amy Hall, has open office hours for her students and they are listed on our schedule linked above.

  • Edmentum progress reports should come to your email at 5pm each Friday now. Please remember the target grade is based on students actual grades and any assignments not completed (counted as zeros) based on whether they are on-pace with the course. If they are behind, the target grade will be lower than their actual grade. 

  • Congratulations to our students who are finished or almost finished with some of their Edmentum courses!  Way to use your time wisely and work hard - you will have a longer winter break! Winter Break is from December 18-January 2nd. Happy Holidays!

  • Parents, MVA uses the Remind app for the school text messages.  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. 

  • 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.  Watch 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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