Commonwealth Virtual Schools (CMVS)

Commonwealth Virtual Schools (CMVS)

A CMVS is a public school in which all instruction is delivered online. Massachusetts currently has two virtual schools that serve grades K–12: Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School (GCVS) and TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School (TECCA).

Accountability

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CMVS Performance Criteria
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Accountability Review Report — GCVS (February 2017)
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Renewal Inspection Report — TECCA (November 2016)
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Response to Renewal Inspection Report — TECCA

Send an email to virtualschools@doe.mass.edu to request copies of prior reports.

Applying to Open a CMVS

Schedule for 2019-2020 CMVS Application and Review Process

ActionApplicant Deadline or Anticipated Timeline for Decisions
Letter of Intent DeadlineMay 1, 2019 by 12 noon
Prospectus DeadlineMay 29, 2019 by 12 noon
Commissioner Invites Selected Applicant Groups to Submit Final ApplicationJuly 2019
Final Application DeadlineSeptember 5, 2019 by 12 noon
Learning Management System Virtual Presentation and ReviewOctober 2019
Public HearingOctober 2019
Interviews with Final ApplicantsOctober–November 2019
Commissioner Decision and Board Vote if RecommendedDecember 2019
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Narrative & Forms
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Budget Template

Frequently Asked Questions

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For Parents/Guardians
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For Districts that Send Students to a CMVS
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About Private Virtual Schools

Guidance

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Annual Report Template
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Audit Guide
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Certificate Renewal Application
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Education of Children with Disabilities Attending Public Virtual Schools (U.S. Department of Education)

Laws & Regulations

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Chapter 379 of the Acts of 2012: A Act Establishing Commonwealth Virtual Schools
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M.G.L. ch.71 §94: Commonwealth Virtual Schools
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603 CMR 52.00: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Virtual Schools
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603 CMR 28.00: Special Education [28.02(8), 28.02(6), and 28.10(6)(a)]
 
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