Community Day

Registration for Community Day is now open!

To register your student in the California Virtual Academies Community Day program, please email the site coordinator at the location you are interested in attending or email

At the 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 each of the virtual schools, 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, along with the teachers and staff.

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 in each of the California Virtual Academies meet weekly in a friendly, enriching interactive learning environment for: 

Instruction—Students study math and English/language arts with learning plans tailored to their needs. They have the flexibility to accelerate through the lessons, 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 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 community day program 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

As part of the Community Day Program, Parents can expect:

  • Volunteer opportunities during the Community Day
  • Useful workshops, and monthly parent training and education courses focused on the K12 curriculum, teaching strategies, and support
  • Socialization opportunities, including 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 students' siblings—ages two to five

See our CAVA Community Day Locations for the 2018–2019 school year.

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

Families do not pay tuition for a student to attend an online public school. Common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper are not provided. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.