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Learn-from-home options: Duval HomeRoom vs. Duval Virtual

Duval County Public Schools is offering students two options to learn from home for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

Duval HomeRoom is name of the program and systems the district launched when school buildings were closed last March, sending all schools and students to distance learning. Duval Virtual Instruction Academy is a virtual school that the district has operated for about 10 years. 

If you are looking for an at-home learning option for your child, here are some highlights of the two options that will help you decide which is best for your situation. 

Duval HomeRoom is designed for families who want a distance learning opportunity to start the school year but intend to return to full time face-to-face instruction at some point during the school year.

Duval HomeRoom:

  • Offers teachers within the existing school or regional team
  • Follows established school class schedule
  • Uses existing curriculum and resources
  • Distance Learning with live (synchronous) sessions
  • For high school students: credits transferable midyear back to brick and mortar school

Duval Virtual Instruction Academy (DVIA) is designed for families who want a virtual learning opportunity for the entire school year.


  • Offers DVIA teachers who have special training in online instruction
  • Uses a special learning platform to access all courses
  • Curriculum specially designed for online learning
  • Sessions can be accessed 24/7
  • Student learning is self-paced
  • Credits needed to be finalized within DVIA

See this page to learn how to register for at-home learning through Duval HomeRoom. See this page to learn about virtual education through Duval Virtual Instruction Academy.  Click elementarymiddle, or high to learn more about these options.