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.


Staff contact information and Google Meet Codes page:

School Improvement Plan

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School Improvement Team Meeting Schedule

Low Performing School Letter to Parents

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  • MVA Families, Happy New Year!

    Here is the grades 9-12 testing schedule for January, as the semester comes to an end.

    Wednesday, January 11th-Mandatory In-Person Biology Review on the MVA Campus. Please be here by 9:00 am

    Thursday, January 12th-Mandatory In-Person Biology Review on the MVA Campus. Please be here by 9:00 am

    Friday, January 13th-Biology EOC. Please be here by 8:00 am

    Tuesday, January 17th-Math 1 EOC & Math 3 EOC. Please be here by 8:00 am

    All in-person testing is mandatory for the students enrolled in the courses on the schedule (Math 1, Math 3, Biology).

    Biology students, the review sessions are mandatory as well, so please make arrangements with your parents and/or employers ahead of time.

  • No clubs in January! Our next club day will be on Wednesday, February 1st so that we can focus on end-of-semester tasks, and the beginning of the new semester. Reach out to your club sponsor if you need to communicate anything, otherwise we look forward to seeing you in your clubs again on Wednesday, February 1st.

  • Need Math Help Y'all? - Everyday there is math tutoring at 1:00 on Google Meet, nickname code jjmath. We will usually have 2 different teachers there each day to help out with any of your math questions.

  • Need Help? - Google Help Meet Nickname: Thompsonmeet   -   Everyday from 7:30-8 we have a Google Meet for students and parents that might need help from McDowell Virtual Academy. You can come for help with Canvas, schedules, attendance policy questions/issues, tutoring/tutoring scheduling, technology questions, or just about anything education related. If we can't help you right away we will do our best do have someone address your issue or question by the next school day. 
  • Attendance and Participation Policy
  • Everyone need help remembering, right? - MVA has a Remind account for the school now.  Remind is effective 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 - 
  • CLUBS! - Here is the club schedule.  Clubs are Wednesdays, twice a month, from 12:30-1:30.

  • Electives for Students - Electives are in Edmentum and ready to begin!  Students, you can open Edmentum from your Classlink dashboard of apps that pop up when you login to your chromebook.
  • Students, make sure you are checking your grades and missing assignments in Canvas.  
  • 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
  • Some errors with Chromebooks right now are due to a Chrome update.  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.
  • Mandatory Family Night - HERE ARE THE SLIDES of information from family night.  Daily schedule, attendance information, how to sign up for Canvas observer and Parent PowerSchool are all linked.


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)

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