Tolleson Virtual High School - FAQ

TVHS is a public online high school. We will be offering concurrent enrollment to any of our TUHSD schools. Concurrent enrollment means enrollment both online, and at your home site. This unique opportunity will provide TUHSD students with an opportunity to build a flexible schedule, get a head, or potentially recover credits. We are excited to offer TVHS to the public in January of 2020. If interested in more information, please see the FAQ list.

Frequently Asked Questions for TVHS


What is TVHS?

TVHS is a public online high school. We will be offering concurrent enrollment to any of our TUHSD schools. Concurrent enrollment means enrollment both online, and at your home site. This unique opportunity will provide TUHSD students with an opportunity to build a flexible schedule, get ahead, or potentially recover credits. If you are interested in more information, see the FAQ list.

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Who can enroll in TVHS?

Those who can enroll include anyone who is in grades nine through twelve and a TUHSD student. You can build a schedule to take some classes online and some at your school. You can take classes above and beyond your regular schedule on campus. You can try to achieve a better grade in a course, work on your current course load, recover credit, or work to get ahead towards graduation. 

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When do I enroll?

Enrollment occurs all year long. Please see our website or make an appointment with your counselor (link below) to see when the next enrollment is happening.

Enrollment for the spring semester is December 2 through December 9, 2019. If you are interested in taking a TVHS course, please visit your counselor during this time to get required paperwork.

Classes will start January 6, 2020.

We will also be accepting enrollments for the spring semester the first week of school in January 2020.

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How do I enroll?

Make an appointment with your counselor and build a schedule that is best for you. That could be part-time with TVHS during the school day or beyond the school day.

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Is an online course easier than a traditional course?

Online courses require independent learning, self-motivation, and responsibility. The online courses emphasize on critical writing and reading. Online courses are different from a traditional course. Students may spend more time in an online course than they typically would in a traditional course.

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How do you learn in TVHS?

TVHS will be using Blackboard and Edgenuity to deliver instruction. It is crucial to understand that online learning is truly different from a traditional classroom and requires you to do work that may not be the norm in a traditional classroom. Students must take tests and finals face-to-face with a TVHS employee.

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Can I take a test at home? Where do I test?

TVHS offers TVHS instructors that are a part of the TUHSD district. Students will reach out to them for help, tutoring, and questions. Students are welcome to set up appointments for testing with their TVHS instructor. If this does not work, TVHS offers an online lab twice a week at Continuing Education Academy at 9701 West Van Buren St, Tolleson, AZ 85353.

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What is the online lab?

The online lab is a place where students can come in to work on their online class, take unit tests, and get help. A TVHS instructor will be there to help students. We expect that students are working progressively on their online class but have to come in and take unit tests in order to move on.

The online lab is at Continuing Education Academy (CEA) and TVHS hopes to offer these on campuses as the demand is needed. 

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How long are classes?

Courses take as long as you put into it. Students are expected to work about 6.25 hours per week, 75 minutes per day, per course during their 18-week time frame to complete their courses. Students will complete most courses before the 18 weeks given, and you can take more classes. It is recommended that you take no more than two online courses at a time. 

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Can I just stop taking classes if I feel like TVHS is not for me?

TVHS classes are just like any other classes on your home campus. Once you start them, your academic record will reflect that. It is best to ensure you are ready to be an online student with your counselor before you decide to enroll in a TVHS class.

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How many classes can I take at a time online?

You can take up to five classes in TVHS and one class at your home campus. You can take up to two additional classes on an already full-time schedule.

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Can I be enrolled in two schools at the same time?

Yes, you can. When enrolling with TVHS, you will be considered a part-time or concurrent student. You and your counselor will sit down and build a schedule that works best for you. This could mean that you would spend less time on your home campus because you elected to have some online classes built into your schedule.

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Will grades transfer/be the same as taking them at my school?

Yes, TVHS is a part of the Tolleson Union High School District. Therefore, grades are transferable. Students that are interested in specific accredited classes please refer to the next question.

While grades are 100% transferable, TVHS classes are not NCAA approved. Talk with your counselor if this pertains to your situation prior to enrolling in TVHS.


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Is TVHS an accredited school?

All schools when they first open have to go through a rigorous approval of its curriculum. TVHS is in the process of getting its curriculum NCAA, AdvancedEd, and ABOR approved.

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Can I take classes during the summer in TVHS?

Yes. TVHS will be offering classes and open all summer long. See our website to get more information in April. 

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How will I see my grade?

Your grade in TVHS will look exactly like your grades do in StudentVue for your TVHS classes.

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For more information, please visit Tolleson Virtual High School (TVHS) or email us at TVHS.