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Virtual Schools

A virtual school is a public school in which the school uses technology to deliver a significant portion of instruction to its students via the internet in a virtual or remote setting. Virtual schools are created, operated and overseen by a school district. In Tennessee, public virtual school students are measured against the same academic standards as students in traditional public school settings.

The Virtual Public Schools Act is contained in Tennessee Code Annotated §§49-16-201 through 216. You can access the Virtual Public Schools Act here.

Tennessee State Board rules addressing virtual schools can be accessed here.

To find virtual schools in Tennessee, or in a particular school district, please visit the Tennessee Department of Education’s School Directory. You can narrow your searches by selecting “Public Virtual School” in the School Type field.

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