Summer Virtual Academy (SVA) offers students opportunities to take online summer classes to help prevent summer slide. Also, students can use SVA for credit advancement. Starting in middle school, students are allowed to take classes that can count toward high school credit, including many language classes such as Spanish, French, German, and Chinese. SVA gives the students more flexibility in their high school schedules to allow students to take more classes or even graduate early if that is their desire. During the SVA, students are allowed to keep their school-issued computer and the school-provided Internet to work on classes. SVA requires students to keep a minimum pace with their class and meet with the instructor once a week. If students fall behind or do not attend meetings with the instructor they risk being removed from the course and losing their chance for course credit.