Expansion League Virtual Academy
"Your child will explore learning how to code, start a business, personalize investment strategies, engineering robots and professional networking."
- Taryn "T" Hills
(Accounting, Finance, Investments)
Integrated and Applied Technical Sciences
(Coding, Robotics, Mechancial Engineering, Computer Science/Programming)
"expose them to fundamentals that can be integrated to help them transform their knowledge into a ...successful business" - T
LAUNCHING FALL 2022
GRADES 6th - 12th
PROGRAM DIRECTOR & CREATOR
Taryn "T" Hills
The students will be given challenging curricula which is purposed with providing students of our program with mastery literacy in all academic subject areas along with accounting, investing, finance, and the integrated technological/applied sciences (mechanical engineering, robotics, and coding). Our students will be preparing for global success enabling them to make sound business decisions and be leaders in job creation, economic expansion and professional networking. It is the goal of this program to use the funds to challenge each student to be their very best, seek out answers, reflect on decisions and to peak their interest in content that can lead to entrepreneurial creativity, greater learning and understanding, and/or positive innovative change.
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Is the curriculum competitive?
Does the academy teach the core subject areas taught in all middle and high schools?
Does my child have to reside in Louisiana to attend ELVA?
Is my child guaranteed a position in ELVA after finishing their first year at the academy?
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What fundamentals will ELVA teach?
How is ELVA different from other private or virtual schools?
Take a look at what matters most here at ELVA. Below are some videos that showcase the types of things we will focus on at our academy. We want our scholars to have access to first-class educational materials, tutorials and walk-throughs that can inspire innovation and fixes to everyday issues.
Why Are We Creating a Virtual Academy?
This virtual academy all came about as a result of the creator and director of the program, also board secretary of our nonprofit organization, Taryn "T" Hills, having to remove her children from the public education system over a decade ago due to the lack of attention, poor resources, low funding, low school grading, and the common core curriculum that she felt was not up to par with what she was taught as a kid. Not only this, the kids seemed to be missing out on fundamental skills that will be needed in today's world and beyond as technology only advances and evolves in this era of AI. As a result, she dropped them from the public system, not having any idea about how to educate them from home, but with a Master's, Bachelor's and Associates under her belt, she knew she had the mental wherewithal to begin showing them lessons herself. She set hard to task the day she dropped them by penning a letter to the principal about why they were leaving and began researching intensely. After many days, T acquired many tools and resources that would help her continue her daughters, Nala and Elle (2nd and K) at the time, education at home. Due to the amount of time she has been able to put into their homeschooling education, which now spans almost 10 years, along with offering ideas and samples of her home-built curriculums and lesson plans through her social media page Louisiana Homeschool Parents, she has been able to skip her oldest from middle school 7th grade to the 9th grade, Nala now age 13, with her others being on track to skip grades this current school year at the pace they are at - Paige 1st grade 6 years old and Elle now in 6th grade at 11 years old. What's best, she wants to offer these same tools, tips and resources with you and your family! Enrollment forms will be available no later than January 2022 to ensure parents and scholars have adequate time to prepare for their amazing journey with Expansion League Virtual Academy!
A Message from T:
Our kids cannot wait another year, another moment hoping the public education system offers them the tools they need. Everything your child needs can be found online and the innovation is expansive and unlimited in this area. Your child will explore learning how to code, start a business, personalize investment strategies, engineering robots and professional networking from professional and/or degreed instructors. It doesn't stop there as we aim to expose them to fundamentals that can be integrated to help them transform their knowledge into a success and even a successful business! I want to help your child have fun with learning challenging concepts and overcome fears about their future! I look forward to taking your kids to the next level.