About Us

Mission

To provide a meaningful and challenging learning environment for all BAVEL students outside the walls of a traditional public school.

Vision

BAVEL students will achieve personal success and become a responsible, productive citizen to reach their desired goals.

Who We Are

The Barren Academy of Virtual and Expanded Learning (BAVEL) was established in 2004 by innovative minds who envisioned giving parents and their children another option in seeking a high school diploma. BAVEL is a public school recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education. In addition, BAVEL is accredited by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). BAVEL curriculum is provided primarily by Florida Virtual Global School (FLVS), in addition to Dual Credit partnerships with numerous Kentucky colleges and universities.

BAVEL serves a diverse population of students - grades 6 through 12 - from public, private and home schools. BAVEL students have been identified as everything from gifted and talented to students at-risk. However, BAVEL doesn’t focus on the labels; it focuses on the students to provide a meaningful and challenging learning environment for all BAVEL students outside the walls of a traditional public school.

Beyond earning a high school diploma, the flexible nature of BAVEL’s digital learning allows students to customize their schedules by registering for one or more courses from a menu of core content, Advanced Placement (AP), college dual credit, and foreign languages courses. In addition, some students simply want to accelerate their learning.

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Core Values

BAVEL Core Values - Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Integrity, Leadership