One91 Virtual Academy
One91 Virtual Academy is a new school in District 191 with 100 percent online instruction. Curriculum is designed and taught by District 191 staff.
One91 Virtual Academy follows the district’s unique Pathways model, which supports students in finding their passions and purpose so they are prepared for success throughout school and after graduation. The online school is for students in grades K-12, assuming enrollment is high enough to support each grade level, and open to District 191 residents and students from outside the district.
We know that many students enjoy and thrive in an online environment. Our experience and success providing and continually improving our distance learning option, and our commitment to equitable and student-centered learning, has put us in a strong position to offer a high-quality online experience for families.
Instruction built for online, not just online delivery of instruction
Our distance learning experience has provided invaluable opportunities to explore, design, redesign, and expand successful online instruction.
One91 Virtual Academy courses are created using principles of blended learning lesson design incorporating the elements of Engage-Explore-Explain-Elaborate-Evaluate, while course content still tightly adheres to essential and enduring content standards.
Teachers will use instructional strategies that focus on interaction, inclusion and collaboration to ensure lessons are designed specifically for online learning.
As is the case across all District 191 schools, teachers will use the lens of cultural proficiency in the design of lessons, including content selection, student materials, activities, student voice, and assessment. The CPSS tools are in place district-wide and provide teachers with the framework for more equitable and inclusive classroom instruction.
Enroll in One91 Virtual Academy
Now accepting enrollments for the 2022-23 school year.
Virtual Academy is a great option for students who:
- Enjoy interacting with others online
- Work well independently
- Want more choice in the pacing of the class
- Create a personalized school and study environment at home
- Need more flexibility in instruction schedule
"My daughter likes the structure and the independence of making her own schedule." -VA parent
Kindergarten students in the One91 Virtual Academy will have plenty of the supplies they need to engage in hands-on learning activities at home thanks to a $3,000 grant it recently received from the Education Minnesota Foundation.
Creative Writing students were assigned to read their stories in front of a very selective audience — a VA classroom of kindergarten and first-grade students.
Welcome to the One91 Virtual Academy! The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for students and staff of the One91 Virtual Academy. We are almost ready to get our year started. Classes are being finalized and staff are working hard to make this a great school year. Our learning community is rich in diversity and we are committed to each student being future ready and community strong.
Enrollment is now open for the new District 191 online school for the 2021-22 school year. Called One91 Virtual Academy, the school will follow the district’s unique Pathways model, supporting students in finding their passions and purpose so they are prepared for success throughout school and after graduation.
The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education approved the district’s plan for establishing a permanent online option for students – called One91 Virtual Academy – starting with the 2021-22 school year. The next step toward launching the school is state approval, which would come this spring.
The lessons learned leading up to and during the COVID-19 pandemic have helped District 191 prepare to offer One91 Virtual Academy as a permanent online option for families.