Enrollment Criteria

  • Students must reside within the Sioux Falls School District boundaries or be currently open enrolled to the Sioux Falls School District.
  • Students who are currently open enrolled and are approved for Virtual Academy will forfeit their open enrollment status starting with the 21-22 school year. If the student returns to in-person learning they would return to their Home Attendance Center and can apply for open enrollment following the District’s Open Enrollment Policy JCA.
  • Families will need internet connectivity.
  • Students must have an NWEA MAP score in the 40th percentile or higher in both math and reading.
  • Language Proficiency Score - students who have been identified as an English Learner (EL) must have a minimum WIDA Reading score of 4.0.
  • If previously enrolled in SFSDVA, students must have demonstrated consistent engagement, adequate progress, and course completion.
  • Only for students in grades 3rd through 8th.

Following a review of the criteria outlined, a meeting will be scheduled for students who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or 504 Equal Education Access Plan (EEAP) to determine if their educational needs can be met in a virtual setting.