Barry Tatum Virtual Learning Academy

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  • Barry Tatum Virtual Learning Academy Enrollment

    Barry Tatum Virtual Learning Academy Enrollment Flyer  

    Open enrollment has closed. If you are interested in your child attending the VLA for the 2023-2024 school year, please contact Principal Shaun Caven at

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  • Barry Tatum Virtual Learning Academy Earns Level 5 Award for the 2021-2022 School Year!

    BTVLA earns Level 5

    Congratulations to our Barry Tatum Virtual Learning Academy students, teachers, and parents for earning the designation of a Level 5 school for the 2021-2022 school year! This is the highest growth score a school can achieve, from the state of Tennessee, based on a scale of 1-5! 


    According to the state of Tennessee, achieving level 5 growth indicates there is significant evidence that students exceeded expectations. This is a tremendous achievement for our students, parents, and members of the community!


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  • Areas of Level 5 Achievement

    Areas of Level 5 Achievement

    Of the 23 schools in our district, we are 1 of 8 schools recognized as a level 5 school! This is a tremendous achievement, especially for a non-traditional school!


    Diving deeper into the data, these are the specific areas of achievement for Barry Tatum Virtual Learning Academy!

    • Overall Composite: Level 5
    • School-wide Literacy: Level 5
    • School-wide Numeracy: Level 5
    • School-wide Numeracy and Literacy: Level 5
    • School-wide Social Studies: Level 5
    • ACT Composite: Level 5
    • Graduation Rate: 100%


    We have so many accomplishments to celebrate! Congratulations to all of our students, faculty and staff, parents and members of the community that partner with our school! This was an extraordinary effort from every individual and a job well done!

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School Information

  • Location:

    Virtual Middle School
    351 Stumpy Lane        
    Lebanon, TN 37090

    Virtual High School
    415 Harding Drive
    Lebanon, TN 37087


    Shaun Caven, Principal
    Charlie Lowery, Assistant Principal
    Kristie Buhler, Assistant Principal

    School Hours:

    7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

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