Jefferson Virtual Academy

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In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the staff at Jefferson County Schools (JCS) set out to make schools Future Ready for students and staff. Part of that process involved creating flexible learning environments to meet the needs of Jefferson County families. Jefferson Virtual Academy is the culmination of months of work and collaboration. As with any major undertaking, not everything has gone smoothly with the start of this virtual instruction platform. 


CLICK HERE to read a letter from Superintendent, Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson, regarding the first day of school for Jefferson Virtual Academy Students


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CLICK HERE to access instructional videos for these tools


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LiveGrades is an online student grading system developed to meet the specific needs of school systems in West Virginia. The system allows students and families to access grades, assignments, key information, and effective communication all in one place.


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Google Classroom is a tool that allows teachers to create an online classroom area. Teachers can use the Classroom tool to manage documents, develop and share calendars, assign work, share on-demand videos of lessons and other content, and interact directly with their students. 

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The state of West Virginia uses Microsoft Office as their official platform.  Every teacher and student in the state must have a Microsoft 365 account and it is the system that guarantees student data security from our state IT team.   TEAMS is the program that allows for live/real time face to face instruction with teachers and social interaction for children.   This was a hugely important factor for our system.   We understand that Zoom is a more intuitive platform for social interaction, but it does not have the approval of WVDE as a secure primary tool for student interaction.  

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