Community Day

Registration for Community Day is now open!

To register your student in the 10 independent California Virtual Academies for Community Day, please e-mail the site coordinator at the location you are interested in attending or email

At the 10 independent California Virtual Academies, we put extra effort into creating social and academic opportunities outside of the home so students and their families can make friends and stay connected. In addition to ongoing in-person and online events, we offer the Community Day program for families in the 10 independent California Virtual Academies, as well as parents who are new to the school, to enjoy the best of two learning environments—a traditional brick-and-mortar setting and online learning—with the support of an entire community of students and their families, and teachers and staff of the 10 independent California Virtual Academies. 

What is Community Day?

Community Day is a program offered during the school year that combines the unique elements of online and offline learning with social activities.  Teachers, parents, and students of the network of the 10 California Virtual Academies meet weekly in a friendly, enriching interactive learning environment for: 

Instruction—Students study math and English/language arts from the award-winning K12 curriculum, with customized learning plans tailored to their needs. They have the flexibility to accelerate through the curriculum, or take the extra time they might need to grasp more difficult concepts.

Face-to-face interaction—Families meet in person with teachers and staff of the network of 10 California Virtual Academies. Students are engaged with their peers, and invited to participate in academic and social enrichment opportunities—sports, school clubs, workshops, and more.

Other student features include:

  • Academic enrichment—writer's workshops, science labs, science fairs, history projects, spelling bees, book clubs, art shows, and more
  • Socialization enrichment—drama classes, physical education, band, community service projects, yearbook, spirit days, career days, and more
  • Collaborative, hands-on learning
  • Teacher assessments that provide targeted, standards-based instruction
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) strategies

Parents can expect:

  • Volunteer opportunities in the classroom
  • Useful workshops, plus monthly parent-training and education courses focused on the K12 curriculum, teaching strategies, and support
  • Socialization opportunities, including CAVA Close-Ups that offer free refreshments, discussion groups, and networking with other parents and CAVA staff
  • Parent groups: Booster Club, book clubs, and more
  • A chance for your student to complete a lesson so you can check it off in the OLS*
  • On-site child care for siblings—ages two to five—of students in the 10 independent California Virtual Academies

See our CAVA Community Day Locations for the 2016–2017 school year.

Don't see a location near you? Don't worry—we're expanding the Community Day program to reach more families across the state! Stay tuned to our website for these updates.

There is no discrimination in the admission of students to the Community Day program on the basis of race, creed, color, disability or gender. The 10 independent California Virtual Academies provide a tuition-free public education to all of their students. All students, however, need to meet the enrollment requirements.



* Note: Students' syllabi will be provided at the beginning of the school year so parents can coordinate daily schedules with K12 lessons completed at Community Day.