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Does enrollment in a TXVSN catalog course impact the state funding earned by a student?

The TXVSN statewide course catalog offers schools and students flexibility in a number of ways which have the potential to impact funding received from the state. Students are not required to be physically present on campus during instruction to be eligible to generate Foundation School Program (FSP) funding for courses taken through the TXVSN; districts and charter schools can earn these funds regardless of where the student is located while receiving instruction.


Enrollment in courses taken through the TXVSN may apply toward Average Daily Attendance (ADA) eligibility status, presuming the student successfully completes the course. The student is considered to be scheduled for and receiving instruction for 60 minutes each day for each course taken through the TXVSN, for up three TXVSN courses per semester. A student may generate up to one full ADA.


Other examples of how TXVSN course can impact state funding—A school can earn additional FSP funding for a student who is not otherwise able to generate half-time or full-time ADA. For example, a student who might otherwise have dropped out, could use the flexibility of the TXVSN catalog to continue as a part-time or full-time student. Or, a student who is only able to physically attend school part-time in the traditional classroom setting could take additional courses through the TXVSN and reach eligibility status of full-time enrollment. In both examples, the student could potentially generate ADA above the amount they otherwise would have generated.


For additional details regarding attendance accounting and ADA, please see the current Student Attendance Accounting Handbook, Section 12.2.

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