Provider Eligibility Requirements
Statewide Catalog Provider EligibilityTexas Education Code Chapter 30A
and Texas Administrative Code 19 Chapter 70 Subchapter AA
outline eligibility and requirements for TXVSN statewide catalog and online schools providers.
A school district or open-enrollment charter school
is eligible to act as a course provider under this chapter only if the district or school is rated acceptable under the state accountability system. An open-enrollment charter school may serve as a course provider only to a student within its service area; or, to another student in the state through an agreement with the school district
Nonprofit entity, private entity, or corporation
is eligible to act as a course provider under this chapter only if the nonprofit entity, private entity, or corporation:
(1) complies with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination;
(2) demonstrates financial solvency; and
(3) provides evidence of prior successful experience offering online courses to middle or high school students, with demonstrated student success in course completion and performance, as determined by the commissioner.
(d) An entity other than a school district or open-enrollment charter school is not authorized to award course credit or a diploma for courses taken through the state virtual school network.