HPVA Policies

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Highland Park Virtual Academy Policies


School Board Local Policy (EIF, EHDE, EEJC)

Effective with entering freshmen in the 2007-2008 school year and thereafter credits may not be earned from an out-of-district electronic course if the electronic course is offered in the District.

Grade Point Average

All online courses taken through the Highland Park ISD will count towards the students grade point average.



All students can access their grades through the online course gradebook.  All additional questions should be sent to the class teacher.


Tuition payment is $400.00 per semester class. Students enroll and pay for Highland Park Virtual Academy courses via Skyward Family Access. Students may cancel their registration at any point during the course. In order to receive reimbursements, withdraws must be no later than 15 days after the start of the course as defined by HPISD.


Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated in Highland Park ISD.

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to plagiarism, submitting work of another person, or tampering with computer files.  Academic dishonesty will result in one or more of the following actions:
  • Loss of grade points

  • Removal from Course

  • Failure to receive credit


Code of Conduct

The following items are listed in the HPISD Student Code of Conduct and apply to all HPISD online courses:

  • Students shall not violate computer use policies, rules, or agreements signed by the students or the student's parent.

  • Students shall not attempt to access or circumvent passwords or other security-related information of the district, students, or employees or upload or create computer viruses, including off school property if the conduct causes a substantial disruption to the educational environment.

  • Students shall not attempt to alter, destroy, or disable district data, the data of others.

  • Students shall not use the Internet or other electronic communications to threaten district students or employees.

  • Students shall not send or post electronic messages that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another's reputation, or illegal, including off school property.

  • Students shall not use email or district websites to encourage illegal behavior or threaten school safety.

  • Students shall not possess published or electronic material that is designed to promote or encourage illegal behavior or that could threaten school safety.

  • Students shall not engage in written exchanges that threaten the safety of another student, a school employee, or school property.

  • Students shall not make false accusations or perpetrate hoaxes regarding school safety.

  • Students shall not engage in any conduct that school officials might reasonably believe will substantially disrupt the school program or incite violence.