Established in the fall of 2021, Virtual Academy is STISD’s newest school. This is not the same virtual learning you’ve experienced before. Virtual Academy offers true virtual learning, with curriculum designed for it.
Students receive instruction and support from certified teachers based in the RGV, along with small groups and individualized student support. Students take core courses, Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses, and electives 100 percent virtually from home, and will have the opportunity to participate in Dual Credit courses in the future.
Like the other STISD schools, Virtual Academy serves students from Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy Counties. Now in its third year, it currently serves students in grades 6-11, and it will have its first cohort of 12th graders in the 2024-2025 school year.