Fact Sheet

The School and its Mission

Amazing Grace Virtual Academy (AGVA), formerly know as ALHS Online (ALHSO), has facilitated the offering of quality online courses taught from a scriptural perspective since 2011. The original mission of ALHSO was to assist WELS high schools to provide courses not typically available to their students due to limited resources. That program has grown to serve about 350 students annually from more than 50 WELS/ELS high schools or middle schools, as well as offer a 4-year high school religion curriculum.

The Expanded Mission

In recent years, ALHSO has received an increasing number of requests from families and congregations to offer a fully online high school program leading to a diploma for students living in areas where attending a traditional WELS/ELS high school is not a viable option.

Starting in fall 2021-22, AGVA will be offering a fully online 9th-grade curriculum for such families. An additional grade level will be added each subsequent year with the first high school diplomas issued, God willing, in 2024-25.

As AGVA expands, it will continue to meet its original purpose of supplementing course offerings at traditional WELS/ELS schools through online electives.

Accreditation and Membership

ALHS Online (now AGVA) is fully accredited by the Middle States Association - Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) through 2027. Accreditation assures families that ALHSO/AGVA's educational programs have been reviewed by an outside accrediting agency and have been found to meet or exceed the standards set for a high-quality online education provider.

ALHSO/AGVA is affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) and the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS).

Students and Faculty

AGVA has over 30 credentialed teachers and serves about 350 students annually with a student/teacher ratio of 11:1.

Academic Program

The academic program at AGVA for full-time 9-12th grade students is a traditional college-prep curriculum. The curriculum also includes many electives for students at existing WELS/ELS high schools to supplement their education, including AP and dual-credit courses.

The courses offered for WELS/ELS middle school students are primarily in the area of high school mathematics and world languages. But, highly motivated and capable 8th grade students are allowed to enroll in some 9th grade courses.

Graduation Requirements

Full-time AGVA students need a minimum of 24 credits for graduation in the following areas.

Religion 4 credits

English 4 credits

Mathematics 3 credits

Science 3 credits

Social Studies 3 credits

Fine Arts 1 credit

Technology 1 credit

Physical Education 1 credit

Electives 4 credits

Part-time AGVA students who are enrolled full-time at an existing WELS/ELS high school will graduate and receive their diploma from that high school and follow their requirements.

Grading Scale

Percentage Grade Points

100-90 A 4.0

89-80 B 3.0

79-70 C 2.0

69-60 D 1.0

59-0 F 0.0

Courses

New courses are added annually. See the Course Descriptions document for more details.
(Some courses listed below are still under dev
elopment and will not be offered in 2021-22.)

English

English 9

English 10

American Literature

British Literature

World Literature

Science Fiction/Fantasy Lit

Creative Writing

Public Speaking

AP English: Lit /Composition


Religion

OT History: Dig Deeper

OT Christian Faith

Synoptic Gospels

Autoptic Gospel

How the Church Grows

What Others Believe

Practical Christianity

Mathematics

Pre-Algebra

Algebra 1

Geometry

Algebra 2

Pre-Calculus with Trig

Statistics

AP Calculus

Consumer Math


Fine Arts

Art: Creative Process

Art and Architecture

Da Vinci Club

Digital Photography

AP 2-D Art and Design

Music Fundamentals

Instrumental Lessons

Science

Physical Science

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Astronomy

Geology

Medical Terminology

AP Environmental Sci.

Human Anatomy/Physiology


World Languages

Amer. Sign Lang. 1-2

Chinese 1-2

Latin 1-4

German 1-4

Spanish 1-4

Social Studies

World History

U.S. History

Government

Economics

Geography

Intro to Psychology

AP Psychology

AP U.S. History

World Geography


Technology

Computer Applications

Intro to Digital Media/Design

Intro to Programming

Game Programing

Computer Graphics

Web Page Design

AP Comp. Sci. Principles

AP Computer Science A

Tuition and Fees

AGVA rates are very competitive when compared to other Christian virtual schools and online course providers. AGVA attempts to keep student costs very reasonable while maintaining high standards for course, instructor, and administrative excellence.

Part-time students: $30 non-refundable registration fee/year, plus $270 tuition cost per course/semester. (Registration fee increases to $40 after August 5.)

Full-time students: $180 non-refundable registration fee/year, plus $4,000 annual tuition. A typical student load is 7 courses per semester, but students can take up to 8. The registration fee includes course registration, the cost to set up a tuition payment plan, and the cost of student advising services.

7-8th grade students: $30 non-refundable registration fee/year, plus $195 tuition cost per course/semester. (Registration fee increases to $40 after August 5.) (Tuition at $195 is limited to students enrolling in Algebra 1, Geometry, Spanish 1A, and Spanish 1B. With permission, very capable students may enroll in 9th-grade courses but tuition is $270.)

Some courses will have an additional expense to purchase textbooks or course materials. (See the 2020-21 Textbook-Software Requirements document as an example. The 2021-22 document will be available by May 2021.)

Registration and additional Information

2021-22 registration is now open! Go to Admissions - Registration Process for details. Families can be placed on an informational mailing list by filling out the AGVA Family Information Contact form.