Colorado Virtual Academy
The Colorado Virtual Academy (COVA) is a full-time, tuition-free online public charter school located in the US state of Colorado. COVA is partnered with the private K12 Inc to provide its K-12 curriculum. All Colorado students are eligible to attend. COVA provides all required textbooks and instructional materials. Students can earn a diploma through Colorado Virtual Academy and Adams 12 Five Star school district (Colorado).
Students are expected to spend no more than 20-25% of their time on the computer in the early grades, and far more at higher levels. High school education can be considered fully online.
In 2010-2011, COVA had 4,595 students enrolled.
The Colorado Virtual Academy web site is at http://www.k12.com/cova/
Throughout the year, students are invited to participate in school outings, field trips, picnics, and other social events.
- "A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning", iNACOL, October 2010, http://www.inacol.org/research/docs/national_report.pdf
- Colorado Virtual Academy web site, http://www.k12.com/cova/
- "Keeping Pace With Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice", Evergreen Education Group, 2010, http://kpk12.com/reports/
- "Summary Report of the Operations And Activities of Online Programs in Colorado", 1 June 2011, http://www.cde.state.co.us/onlinelearning/download/1011/2011_AnnualReport_OnlinePrograms.pdf