Digital Learning

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).

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

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 Office of Digital Learning to request copies of prior reports.

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)]

Opening A CMVS

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Narrative & Forms
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Budget Template
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Questions & Answers About the Application Process
Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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