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).
CMVS Accountability Review Protocol
CMVS Accountability Review Protocol Addendum
CMVS Annual Report Template
CMVS Application for Renewal
GCVS Accountability Review Report (March 2021)
TECCA Accountability Review Report (March 2021)
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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Virtual School Application
Three Year Budget Template to be Submitted With the Application
CMVS Audit Guide
FY2022 Virtual School Tuition Inflation AdjustmentThis memorandum informs the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Virtual Schools (CMVS) and sending districts about the fiscal year 2022 (FY2022) base tuition rate, which has been adjusted from FY2021 to reflect inflation. The CMVS tuition rate does not change over the course of the year.
For Districts that Send Students to a CMVS
About Private Virtual Schools
2021-22 CMVS Support for Districts
Amendment Guide for CMVS
Education of Children with Disabilities Attending Public Virtual Schools (U.S. Department of Education)
Operating Procedures Handbook for CMVS
A SDVS only enrolls students who live in the single school district operating the virtual school. This type of virtual school, a SDVS, is separate and distinct from Commonwealth of Massachusetts Virtual Schools (CMVS) that operate under G.L. c. 71, § 94, and 603 CMR 52.00. While virtual schools operated by and for a single district do not follow the same process as CMVS, there are certain requirements that do apply and must be followed. This guidance found below provides a process for a single school district intending to develop and operate a virtual school that only enrolls students from that school district under G.L. c. 71, § 94(s).
Guidance on Single District Virtual Schools — updated April 2021
Frequently Asked Questions about Single District Virtual Schools
Chapter 379 of the Acts of 2012: A Act Establishing Commonwealth Virtual Schools
M.G.L. ch.71 §94: Commonwealth Virtual Schools
603 CMR 52.00: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Virtual Schools
603 CMR 28.00: Special Education [28.02(8), 28.02(6), and 28.10(6)(a)]
Last Updated: September 21, 2021
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