Enrollment and Attendance FAQs

Which counties do the nine California Virtual Academies serve?

Our nine CAVA schools serve the counties listed below. Our enrollment consultants can help you identify the right school for your student.

Alameda
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Fresno
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mendocino
Merced
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Orange
Placer
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tulare
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

How many of my children can I enroll in California Virtual Academies?

Because California Virtual Academy schools provide the lesson plans and educational materials needed for TK–12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.

What does it cost to attend one of the 10 California Virtual Academies?

Each of the nine California Virtual Academies is an independent public charter school program, and as such, families do not pay tuition for their children to attend. Upon request, the California Virtual Academies will loan students a computer system and provide an internet stipend. In addition, instructional materials for the program are also provided. However, common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper are not provided.

What is the attendance policy?

Students are expected to complete the California requirements of 180 days of instruction.

Attendance in a California Virtual Academy is recorded in the Online School by marking lessons complete, submitting assignments as required, and entering in the number of minutes spent on each school lesson in the attendance screen. It is expected that lessons will be completed and attendance will be logged before the end of each day.  When a student completes work offline, the parent/Learning Coach must maintain a school supplied learning log as specifically directed by his/her assigned teacher, for each day of schooling without accompanying online work.  All learning logs must be signed and submitted to the assigned teacher at the conclusion of each school day or as requested by the assigned teacher. If a learning log is not submitted, the teacher will not credit the student with attendance for that school day.

Offline Work Log [PDF]

Can I take a vacation during the school year?

The school calendar includes school "holidays" or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. If a student skips a day during the week, he or she will be marked absent. Vacation is not an approved reason for absence in the state of California.