• Welcome, District Partners!

    Please find below helpful links and resources to guide you during the current school year.

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    The 2018-19 School Year:
    Note: This document was current at the time of posting. For the most up-to-date list of courses, please browse the online catalog in Genius, our online enrollment system.
    This document provides comprehensive information to orient students to BVA's policies, provide key support resources, and offer best practices for online success.
    Key Dates to Remember:

    August 27: First Student Day

    November 1: End of 1st Quarter

    December 24-January 1: Winter Break

    January 18: End of 2nd Quarter / First Semester

    March 27: End of 3rd Quarter

    April 15-22: Spring Break

    June 6: End of 4th Quarter / All Classes Close

    June 7: Last Student Day

    Enroll Students Online in Genius SIS: http://bva.geniussis.com
    Course enrollment is done through our online student information system, Genius. Your account credentials will have been provided to you by your student support liaison. If you need assistance accessing Genius, contact Kathy Gurnee or Nadira Presley at info@bvapa.org.
    Course enrollment is done through our online student information system, Genius. This guide for district partners will provide a tour of Genius and its features.
    Minimum technology required for your school's or students' laptops to fully experience BVA courseware.
    If you're using BVA computers, all software is pre-installed. If you're using your own computers, use this guide to help you install the programs you need.
    About BVA:
    Share this piece with parents as they discuss your district's online learning options with you.
    Establish student expectations by helping them envision life as an online learner.



  • Know the Team

    Academic Teachers (* denotes Department Chair)

    English: Ms. Theresa Murphy*, Ms. Gabrielle Novia-Valle, Mrs. Tracy Boswell, Mrs. Laura Harris

    Math: Mrs. Lisa Miller*, Mrs. Kathy Houghton, Mrs. Suzanne Lezoche

    Social Studies: Mr. Bryant Aragona*, Mr. Joe Bonnette, Mr. Andrew Wagner, Mr. Mike Stanley

    Science: Mr. Bryan Horvat*, Mrs. Jackie Brodsky, Mr. Mark Miller, Mr. Bryan Narwich

    Health/PE and Spanish: Mr. Lee Snyder, Mrs. Diana Kowalski, Mrs. Nikki Bonaduce-Davis, Ms. Jackie Maxwell

    Electives: Mr. David Tschachler

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    Student Support:

    BVA Student Liaisons: Kathy Gurnee and Nadira Presley

    BVA Teaching Support Assistants: Karen Marasco, Jackie Mooney, and Aubrey Stokes

    Philadelphia Virtual Academy Student Liaison: Tamara Evans

    Philadelphia Virtual Academy Teaching Support Assistants: Denae Drummund, Ni'Teesha Sminkey, and Channell Forrest