Butler Virtual Academy

Last Updated: 5/18/2020 2:13 PM

The Butler Virtual Academy (BVA) is the Butler Area School District’s cyber school program.  BVA provides students with online learning opportunities across all grade levels. Students work with certified teachers who are highly qualified in the specialized content areas, but also have the ability to work independently at their own pace.

Courses in BVA are aligned with the programs of studies offered by the Butler Area School District. Benefits of BVA include scheduling flexibility, participating in district events/activities, and district issued technology. 


COVID-19 Updates for BVA Students

May 18, 2020:

The end of the year has arrived!  I hope you are continuing to remain healthy and safe.  Here are some important reminders and updates around what the remaining weeks of the school year will look like for students.

End of Q4:

The last day students will be required to submit assignments for Quarter 4 will be through Monday, May 18, 2020 to allow time to finalize student grades.  If students feel they need an extension beyond May 18, then they should contact Mrs. Osterdahl or Mr. McGaughey.  Once Quarter 4 grades are finalized, report cards and transcripts will be finalized by the buildings and posted to Tyler.  One important reminder is that Quarter 4 procedures for Quarter 4 grades will mirror the students in the building.

BVA Equipment and Book Returns:

Students will need to return all BVA computer equipment and books to Center Avenue Community School.  Families will drop off the equipment at the front of the building (on Lincoln Avenue).  Below are the drop off dates and times based on the grade levels:

  • Seniors: Friday, May 29 at Center Avenue between 10:00-2:00
  • Grades K-6; 10th and 11th: June 3, 2020 between 10:00-2:00; 
  • Grades 7-9 (IHS): June 4, 2020 between 10:00-2:00

Make-Up Dates: At Center Avenue

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 between 11:00-1:00
  • Thursday, June 11, 2020 between 11:00-1:00

Please remember to return equipment in the original box, along with all (3) cables, along with all of your child’s books to avoid obligations. There will be staff assisting with gathering your child’s equipment and books. They will provide guidance when you bring these materials to the school.

Graduation Ceremony:

Seniors will have the opportunity to receive their diplomas during individualized mini diploma ceremonies in the Senior High auditorium on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, June 3rd from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

School and District administration representatives will be present. Seniors should wear their cap and gown. Each senior may bring six “audience” members with them, one of whom can be designated to record the event. We would like parents or another family member of the graduate’s choosing to actually award the diploma on stage as the graduate’s name is announced. The district will have a photographer present.

To help facilitate this process, we will ask you to designate your preferred date and time slot.  Here are the directions on how to use SignUpGenius to reserve your spot.

Lastly, if you have any questions regarding information outline in this update please contact Mrs. Osterdahl or Mr. McGaughey for further assistance.

2019-2020 Student Registration

Please make your BVA registration appointment using our online scheduling tool. The scheduling tool enables you to see what registration appointment times are available. Please note: Appointment dates and times are subject to change. If your appointment must be changed, you will be contacted. 



VLN Student/Parent Portal

Virtual School Toolkit

Click to access the Student/Parent Portal

2019-2020 BVA Student Registration

BVA registration appointments are now open for students to schedule their Quarter 2 classes for the 2019-2020 school year.  

Click to view available dates/times 

Helpful Links

VLN Student/Parent Portal

BASD Staff Directory

Center Avenue Community School Information

Building Counselors and their info

BASD Enrollment/Registration [Tyler]

2019-2020 Program of Studies

District News and Announcements

District Calendar