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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).


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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

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Applying to Open a CMVS

Schedule for 2020-2021 CMVS Application and Review Process

ActionApplicant Deadline or Anticipated Timeline for Decisions
Letter of Intent DeadlineMay 1, 2020 by 12 noon
Prospectus DeadlineMay 29, 2020 by 12 noon
Commissioner Invites Selected Applicant Groups to Submit Final ApplicationJuly 2020
Final Application DeadlineSeptember 5, 2020 by 12 noon
Learning Management System Virtual Presentation and ReviewOctober 2020
Public HearingOctober 2020
Interviews with Final ApplicantsOctober–November 2020
Commissioner Decision and Board Vote if RecommendedDecember 2020
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Narrative & Forms
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Budget Template


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FY20 Virtual School Tuition Inflation Adjustment

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


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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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