Accelerated Learning Program

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Students who are accepted to the Accelerated Learning Program are allowed to add 1 class to their current course load from the list of courses provided. This allows students to work ahead independently in a desired content area while receiving guided instruction from local faculty. The Accelerated Learning Program option is available for both full virtual and face-to-face students.

Students are strongly encouraged to speak with their Guidance Counselor or Principal before applying to the Accelerated Learning Program.

Courses Offered

8th Grade Accelerated Learning Course:

  • Algebra I

High School Accelerated Learning Courses - Advanced Placement Courses:

  • AP English

  • AP Calculus

  • AP Biology

  • AP Environmental Science

  • AP Modern World History

Application Criteria for Students

  • Students must be a resident of Natchitoches Parish and exhibit a Grade Point Average of 2.5 or greater.

  • The student should not have more than ten (10) days of unexcused absences in the school year prior to applying.

  • Students must provide proof of reliable internet service.

  • In addition to the standard application, students applying for the Accelerated Learning Program must provide a copy of their most recent LEAP scores and exhibit a Mastery or Advanced in the content area of the class they are wishing to add.

  • Additionally, students applying for the Accelerated Learning Program must provide a teacher recommendation from their current teacher of the same subject area as the class they are wishing to add.

  • After the Student Application is received in full, all students are required to participate in an interview with NVA staff.