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Recent HISD graduates Juanita Bonilla (right) and Marc Leal are just two of the three dozen students expected to receive their high school diplomas before summer's end through the Twilight High School program. Marc completed his degree requirements at Yates High School, while Juanita finished hers at Jones High School.


Thank you for your interest in Advanced Virtual Academy, and welcome to our website.

Whether you are a member of our school community or exploring Advanced Virtual Academy for the first time, we hope you find our site informative, enjoyable, and easy to navigate. With our website, we would like to convey the essence of the professional learning environment fostered by our dedicated teachers and talented students. Together they make Advanced Virtual Academy the unique place we believe it to be.

We offer a nontraditional, alternative school setting for students who are unable to attend high school during the regular day. Students may take advantage of a flexible schedule while engaging in blended learning coupled with online resources and personalized support. Students are provided with academic support from certified teachers, and all online courses are self-paced. AVA also welcomes students who have dropped out or who are in danger of dropping out of school. 

We encourage you to email or contact us by telephone if you would like to know more about the academy. Tours are available throughout the school year. Visiting one of our six campuses and meeting our teachers and students is the best way to learn more about us. We welcome the opportunity to meet you in person and help you get to know more about Advanced Virtual Academy.


Clarissa Giddings


  • 11th and 12th grade HISD students (17-26 years of age, must be 26 before September 1, 2014)
  • If 17 years of age, students must have parent permission forms on file.
  • STAAR and TAKS students

The Twilight High School, which began operations in November 2010, is organized as the Advanced Virtual Academy and is housed in six satellite locations that are virtual academic centers

2014-15 Locations

Austin High School - 1700 Dumble, 77023
Tel: 713-924-1173
Kashmere HS - 6900 Wileyvale, 77028
Tel: 713-636-6043


Sam Houston HS - 9400 Irvington, 77076
Tel: 713-696-2776


Sharpstown HS - 7504 Bissonnet, 77074
Tel: 713-778-8433

Worthing HS - 9215 Scott, 77051
Tel: 713-731-5532


Yates HS - 3703 Sampson, 77004
Tel: 713-926-4528



Hours of operation


Advanced Virtual Academy centers are open Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Additional hours may be set, as needed, by each individual site.


Call today to see if you qualify for enrollment, and let AVA become the bridge to your future career.  We welcome determined students who are ready for a better life!


Main Office:

(located at the HISD East Region Office)

1102 Telephone Rd.

Houston, Texas 77023

Phone:  713-926-4528 / Fax: 713-967-5218


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