How do students enroll in the Pleasanton Virtual Academy?

  • It is best to complete the application by April 15th, 2021 to request enrollment in the fall cohort. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and students will be admitted as space is available. Students must demonstrate an ability to study independently. Younger students must have support from parents/guardians. 

Is the Pleasanton Virtual Academy open to students from other school districts?

  • Yes. Students from school districts within Alameda county and counties that are directly adjacent to Alameda county are eligible to apply. Preference will always be given to students who are Pleasanton residents. Students from outside of Pleasanton must complete the interdistrict transfer forms from their district of residence and the forms from the Pleasanton Unified School District. Interdistrict transfers are approved by the Student Support Services office.

May a student enroll part-time?

  • Yes. Students in grades 6-12 may enroll in courses in The Pleasanton Virtual Academy that are not offered in that comprehensive school. Up to a maximum of 2 courses 9-12, and 1 course 6-8. Students may also enroll full-time in the Pleasanton Virtual Academy and participate in a class or two at the comprehensive high school. Unfortunately, requests for PE only or Art only can not be accommodated. 

Can any student apply? What if they have an IEP or 504 plan?

  • Any student may apply, however, each student’s application will be evaluated. Students must demonstrate a reasonable level of independence or have support from parents/guardians. 

  • Students with IEPs or 504 plans are more than welcome to apply. Prior to enrolling an IEP meeting must be held. 


Can students request a transfer to the comprehensive school (or to Virtual Academy from the comprehensive school) at any time?

  • No, transfer requests will only be accommodated at the trimester or semester and will be based on space available. Movement into and out of classes mid-trimester/semester is extremely disruptive for the student and will be avoided.

  • Students on an interdistrict transfer may not transfer to a comprehensive school site within Pleasanton.  


Can Middle and High School students participate in sports at their school of residence?

  • Yes, and all academic standing requirements apply. Pleasanton Virtual Academy is NOT (yet) recommended for students who hope to earn an NCAA scholarship. We do anticipate the courses being NCAA approved sometime in the Spring of 2021. This site will be updated to reflect approval when appropriate. Questions about NCAA eligibility should be directed to the NCAA.

Where will students go for in-person learning opportunities and exam proctoring?

  • The Virtual Academy Learning center is located on the grounds of the district office at 245 Abbie Street, Pleasanton CA. Teachers may also plan for classes to meet on the campus of a Pleasanton School to use labs or other specialized spaces for activities and meetings.