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    Barry Tatum Academy Building A
    205 Stumpy Lane
    Lebanon, TN 37090
    Phone: 615-453-3400 ext. 2410
    Fax: 615-453-3401

    Barry Tatum Academy Building B
    351 Stumpy Lane
    Lebanon, TN 37090
    Phone: (615) 453-3400 ext. 2400


    Shaun Caven, Principal
    Pamela Walker, Assistant Principal
    Charlie Lowery, Assistant Principal

    School Hours:

    7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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    Please Note: This information is intended for students & families who pre-enrolled and have been accepted via prior notification to the Virtual Learning Academy for the 2021-2022 school year. New enrollments are not permitted at this time. 

    Welcome to the Barry Tatum Virtual Learning Academy for the 2021-2022 school year! We are excited to be serving your family this year! 

    The Virtual Learning Academy’s hours will be from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. for students. Below, you will also find Virtual Learning Academy upcoming important dates and information.

    Registration for Pre-Enrolled Students

    Registration is a process that is separate from the initial Virtual Learning Academy application

    Pre-enrolled students accepted into the Virtual Learning Academy must complete registration in Skyward for the 2021-2022 school year, before he/she will receive their student schedule. Student schedules will be released in Family Access for students and parents to view on Tuesday, August 3 after 3:00 p.m. 

    Please review the information provided in the links below to assist with the returning student and new student registration process. Log into Skyward Family Access with parent username and password.  In addition, parents will be required to upload two proofs of residency. 

    If you need assistance with completing the registration process, please contact the BTA VLA Registrar, Ms. Dana Ables via phone at 615-444-3282 ext. 7501 or via email at ablesdan100@wcschools.com, and she will be able to assist.

    Chromebooks and Materials

    Chromebooks will be available for distribution on August 4 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at the Administrative & Training Complex located at 415 Harding Drive, Lebanon, TN 37087.

    Please park in the Event Center Parking Lot and walk to the back of the Event Center Entrance.

    Chromebook distribution will be assigned by grade level. Teachers will be stationed at grade-level tables to assist with this process.  An additional email will be sent with specific chrome book and material pick-up information before August 4.

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    BTA VLA will be hosting a virtual orientation on August 5 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Information, along with a meeting link, will be provided prior to orientation.

    First Day

    The first day of synchronous lessons for the Virtual Learning Academy is Monday, August 9.


    Middle school students will follow a six period schedule containing their core classes, such as Math, Science, English/Language Arts, as well as a Focus and Exploratory period.  Focus period for middle school will provide an opportunity for students to receive remediation and enrichment in each of their content areas.

    High school will be on a four-block, plus a Focus period each semester, as well as a Focus period. Focus time will be utilized to provide remediation and enrichment.

    Student schedules will be released in Skyward on Tuesday, August 3 after 3:00 p.m. for students and parents to view. Registration must be complete in Skyward for him/her to receive their schedule. Meanwhile, if a schedule change needs to occur, students will submit a schedule change request form to administration. This form will be emailed to all students and parents, once schedules are released.

    Office Hours

    Teachers will have office hours available on August 6 to assist students with ensuring they have all the necessary information to begin classes on Monday, August 9. This day will also be utilized to help students troubleshoot any issues they are encountering.

    Administrative Team

    In addition, the Virtual Learning Academy has a new administrative team for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Principal- Shaun Caven
    Email: cavens@wcschools.com

    Assistant Principal- Kristie Buhler
    Email: buhlerk@wcschools.com

    Assistant Principal- Charlie Lowery
    Email: loweryc@wcschools.com


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