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Katy ISD High School Students Find Flexibility in Virtual School Classes


January 20, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark

Katy high school students can find flexibility through Katy Virtual School, the District’s program that offers virtual classes to students 9th-12th grade.

Katy ISD Releases 2022-2023 Courses

Katy ISD released the 2022-2023 course catalogue, which includes a wide range of courses that high school students can take through Katy Virtual School (KVS.) Registration for Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023 open February 1.

Paid Virtual Classes Offer Flexibility

“This paid, supplemental virtual model of e-learning is in high demand with our high school students because it supports graduation plans and delivers quality instruction to Katy ISD learners, outside of normal school hours,” said Susan Richards, Katy ISD Instructional Technology e-Learning Manager.

Through these classes, students can earn credit towards graduation while expanding their learning opportunities.

Frees Up Time for Student Programing During the Day

“KVS courses support students who need a flexible schedule to participate in programs during the school day. It’s an excellent opportunity for students,” says Richards.

Katy students can choose from many courses including Creative Writing, AP Art History, English III, World Geography, Economics, Psychology and more. There are over 45 Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses available to students and the program grows with more classes each year.

Over 4,000 Students Enroll Each Year

Most KVS courses are $200 per semester. Students can register online starting February 1, 2022 at 7:00 a.m.

According to Katy ISD, over 4,000 high school students enroll in KVS each year. The program launched in 2013. All courses are taught by Katy ISD teachers.

Learn more about Katy ISD's Katy Virtual School at their website.

If you have questions, reach out to your campus counselor or email KVS at

Ahead of the new academic year, Katy families have numerous important dates to keep in mind.

Important Katy ISD Dates:

January 2022

Course selection information released

January 28, 2022

6th-11th graders- Course selection window opens via SchoolLinks.

5th grade students- Course selection sheet goes home.

February 1, 2022

Katy Virtual School registration opens online

February 6, 2022

Course selection window closes for 6th-11th graders.

February 7, 2022- March 11, 2022

Counselors review course selection submissions via one-on-one student conferences.

March 21, 2022-March 27, 2022

Secondary course verification.

March 28, 2022- April 1, 2022

Secondary counselors complete course verification changes.


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