Columbia Virtual Academy
The Columbia Virtual Academy (CVA) is a statewide, free online pubic school located in the US state of Washington. Any student in any Washington state school district may enroll. CVA is tailored to parents with homeschooling preferences, and "supports parents as the first and most important educators of their children". The state considers it an "Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) programme". Students may enroll full-time or part-time.
CVA offers purely "virtual" instruction as well as traditional book coursework, as well as supplemental courses for AP students.
Founded in 2003, its student population is over 3,200.
Students enroll though their local school district, which awards the student's diploma upon completion.
The Columbia Virtual Academy web site is at http://www.columbiavirtualacademy.org/
- "A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning", iNACOL, October 2010, http://www.inacol.org/research/docs/national_report.pdf
- Columbia Virtual Academy web site, http://www.columbiavirtualacademy.org/
- "Keeping Pace With Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice", Evergreen Education Group, 2010, http://kpk12.com/reports/