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Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy

Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy


Interested in learning Mandarin? Want to delve into Latin America Studios? Or perhaps you want to learn about Astronomy. Students can explore these options and more through the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy, an opportunity to be a part of the rich heritage of Jesuit schools. Using the interactive power of the Internet, courses are available that enable students to pursue interests that help them grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Teachers and classmates are from Jesuit high schools across the United States. As members of a unique, collaborative learning community, students are exposed to and gain an appreciation for, new thoughts and ideas not just from our region, but around the world. 

Online courses in a variety of subject areas are offered to recommended Junior and Senior students through the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy. JVLA courses are taught by Ignatian educators from Jesuit schools throughout the United States. They are certified in the subject area in which they are teaching, and have gone through extensive training in the development and delivery of online courses.

Students enrolled in JVLA courses will participate in lectures, discussions, projects, and assessments online. Much of the work is done independently on students’ own time utilizing learning tools (discussion boards, blogs, wikis, group projects) that depend on active participation. When possible, students will be provided the opportunity to pursue their JVLA course work during the school day during a free period. There will also be occasions when students gather online at the same time for live discussions, teacher instruction, and guest lectures.

JVLA courses are designed to be challenging and are appropriate for students capable of succeeding in honors-level courses or above. To be recommended for enrollment in a JVLA course, students must have previously demonstrated good time management skills, self-discipline, and willingness to accept responsibility for their own learning.

Only courses not currently offered at Bishop Canevin HS are open for enrollment through the JVLA program. At times, when course scheduling conflicts occur, students may be permitted to enroll in a JVLA course to replace a desired course. However, only students who have demonstrated exceptional learning skills and have been recommended by their teacher and guidance counselor will be permitted to enroll.


Bishop Canevin offers the following courses through the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy:

  • Bioethics
  • Model United Nations
  • The Making of Latin America
  • Genocide and the Holocaust
  • Pre-Colombian Latin America
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP World History
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Environmental Science
  • Astronomy
  • Italian 1
  • Arabic 1
  • Chinese Mandarin 1
  • AP Computer Science
  • C++ Programming
  • Photography
  • AP Art History
  • AP Music Theory