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.
San Luis Obispo
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.
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.