The California Virtual Academies—the only K¹² Certified Schools in the state—combine visionary leadership and the highest-quality distance-learning curriculum available today to provide an innovative, highly effective education for California students.
The California Virtual Academies (CAVA) are WASC-accredited, state-approved public charter schools. The curriculum is provided by K¹², and is accessed via an Online School (OLS) as well as through more traditional methods, with materials—including books, CDs, and even bags of rocks and dirt—delivered right to your family's doorstep.
Parents and students are assigned their own California-credentialed teacher to help guide and track their progress through the curriculum. There are regular, face-to-face meetings as well.
Student/student interaction is actively encouraged, so CAVA students are always well-educated and well-socialized.
Who is this intended for?
California Virtual Academies serves students in grades K-12
across the state.
What are the costs?
Because they are part of the public school system, the
California Virtual Academies are tuition free. The entire
curriculum and a loaner computer and printer are provided
at no cost, and enrolled families receive a stipend for
How do I get started?
Fill out the form to the right to learn more about CAVA and
to find out how to enroll your child!
The California Virtual Academies are proud to use the exceptional curriculum from K¹². Developed by noted leaders in the educational field, math and reading specialists, and veteran public- and private-school teachers, the K¹² curriculum is known as one of the most researched and effective learning programs in the nation.
With a laser focus on how kids actually learn, the K¹² curriculum helps all kinds of kids unlock their personal full academic potential and achieve mastery of the key concepts and skills they will need to succeed in life. Students learn through instruction, texts, hands-on experiences, and an easy-to-use Online School (OLS), supported by supplemental materials.
From gifted children, to kids whose lives require an individualized schooling schedule, to those who need a gentler pace than in a traditional classroom, K¹² provides an adaptable but focused learning environment and a rigorous, high-caliber education that meets or exceeds California academic standards. With more than 700 lessons per grade level, you can be sure your children in grades K-8 are receiving thorough instruction in:
- Language Arts/English
- Either Music or a World Language
The K9 program provides CAVA students with a high school experience like no other. With more than 90 online courses from which to choose, including up to four versions of core subjects, students can enjoy an individualized high school program tailored to their goals and abilities.
Parents of California Virtual Academies' students never need to feel alone in the education process. Our California-credentialed teachers are constantly involved in the instruction of your child by helping with teaching techniques, pacing issues, comprehension challenges, positive reinforcement techniques, and other facets of the instruction experience.
Teachers interact with their assigned families on a regular basis during:
- Consistently scheduled conference calls
- Parent/teacher workshops
- Teacher-guided gatherings and clubs
- Online synchronized instructional opportunities
At the California Virtual Academies, we've also taken great care to think outside of the classroom. The program aims to bring families, neighbors, and the California Virtual Academies community together through community service days, science fairs, spelling bees, and other gatherings each year. Gatherings might include:
- Roller- and ice-skating parks
- Local zoos
- Academic gatherings featuring writing, science, and more
The California Virtual Academies accept students in kindergarten through 12th grade who reside in California and meet all eligibility requirements.
Interested in learning about enrollment options for your student? Complete the form on the right to learn more and to stay updated with news from K¹² and the California Virtual Academies!
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about how you can receive the benefits of
the California Virtual Academies curriculum,