How It Works (K-5 and Middle School)

The 10 independent California Virtual Academies are tuition-free online public schools that use the K12 curriculum, which is accessed via an online school as well as through more traditional methods. Educational materials are delivered right to the family's doorstep, including textbooks and tools such as protractors, magnets, and paintbrushes.

We partner parents and students with a state-credentialed teacher to assign and review lessons and assessments and to guide and support  students and learning coaches through the  program. Teachers, parents, and students meet on a regular basis both in person and online. 

Student-to-student interaction is emphasized too, so students in each of the 10 independent California Virtual Academy schools are both well educated and well socialized.

Who can enroll in one of the CAVA schools?

Enrollment is open to students who live within one of the counties served by the specific California Virtual Academy school.

What are the tuition costs?

Because we are part of the public school system, all 10 of the California Virtual Academies schools are tuition-free. There are some expenses a family may incur including the provision of common household and office supplies such as printer ink and paper. A computer will be loaned to an enrolling family upon request. Our enrollment consultant can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.

How do I get started?

See our How to Enroll section for more information about how to get started.