Atlantis Virtual Academy: Who We Are
The Atlantis Virtual Academy is a virtual program that is specifically designed for students with autism and related disabilities, to effectively teach academic, life and social skills in a virtual setting.
Virtual Special Education Program in Florida
As a private special education provider since 1976, we’ve taken our experience and expertise developed in Atlantis classrooms, and applied it to creating a unique virtual program that caters to students with learning differences and their individualized educational needs.
What We Do Differently
Atlantis Virtual Academy is not your typical virtual school experience. We are a virtual school community that provides a safe and nurturing environment to enhance our students’ academic, social, and emotional growth and foster a sense of self-worth and self-confidence.
Small Online Class Sizes
Unlike other virtual education providers, our teachers provide one-on-one and small-group instructional support to students daily – not weekly or monthly. Students attend daily live, synchronous classes with a small-group of similarly aged peers and a teacher. Atlantis Virtual Academy class sizes and student-teacher ratios are kept small, to maximize one-on-one support and learning opportunities.
At Atlantis Virtual Academy, we get to know your student just as well as we would in a traditional classroom environment; the level of care and support we provide to our students is unparalleled by any other virtual education program.
How the AVA Program Works
Atlantis Virtual Academy students are grouped into class cohorts based on grade level, chronological age, and academic ability with no more than four years difference in a group.
Each day during class, students will follow a predictable schedule, beginning with morning routines, then academic activities, and social skills lessons.
Our Florida Virtual Learning Curriculum
We utilize research-based instructional methods and curriculum, and provide individualized, one-on-one instructional support for each and every student.
The AVA curriculum is aligned to the Florida State Standards and utilizes comprehensive materials and instructional tools to ensure students are making meaningful academic progress. All curriculum is personalized and differentiated to meet the unique learning needs of the individual student.
The Atlantis Virtual Academy program is comprehensive: students will receive daily instruction in language arts, math, science, social studies, life skills, and socialization skills. All students will also be encouraged to participate in physical education, to help instill a healthy lifestyle.
Additional Virtual Learning Program Features
All Atlantis Virtual Academy students are provided the physical materials required for learning in a virtual environment, including a laptop. (If you reside outside of the South Florida region, these materials will be mailed to your home).
We also accept applications all year-round. Enrollment is on a rolling basis – students may begin our program at any point during the school year!
South Florida Region
Students who do reside in the South Florida region will have the option to “drop in” to any of the Atlantis Academy brick-and-mortar facilities to provide additional intervention, tutoring, and support. Local students are also welcome to participate in any extra-curricular activities, field trips, etc. offered by the local campus nearest to them.