Iowa Virtual Academy Opens 2017-2018 Enrollment for Families Seeking Online School Option

Iowa families interested in alternative school options must submit
application before state’s open enrollment period closes March 1

Virtual Academy
(IAVA), an online public school program of the
Clayton Ridge Community School District, is open for enrollment for the
2017-2018 school year for students in grades K-12 who reside anywhere in
the state. Families considering Iowa Virtual Academy must submit an
application before the state’s open enrollment deadline of March 1, 2017
(September 1, 2017 for kindergarten students). Submitting an open
enrollment application does not commit students to enrolling at IAVA
next fall, but it provides them the option to do so.

“Iowa Virtual Academy is a high-quality, tuition-free school option for
Iowa families who are seeking alternatives for their children,” said
Steve Hoff, Iowa Virtual Academy Head of School. “This program is a good
fit for many different types of students, including advanced learners,
students who are seeking relief from bullying, and students who need a
more accommodating schedule in order to nurture an extracurricular
pursuit or balance their education with necessary medical treatment.”

Iowa Virtual Academy serves families and students who seek alternatives
to a traditional brick-and-mortar education. Through live and recorded
class sessions that are accessed online, students and their teachers can
engage and interact as if they were sitting together in a traditional
classroom. Students also complete schoolwork using hands-on educational
materials that are shipped to their home.

Each student is supported by an Iowa-certified teacher who monitors
student progress while providing professional insight and instruction.
Teachers communicate with students via phone, email and the online
classroom technology in order to provide a highly individualized
approach that helps prepare students for career or college success.
Teachers aim to establish a partnership with parents, so the students
benefit from a strong network of support.

Families are encouraged to take the necessary steps to ensure they have
access to an effective educational option for their students next school
year. IAVA will host several online and in-person events through
February to help parents learn more about the program in advance of the
March 1, 2017, open enrollment application deadline.

For more information about Iowa Virtual Academy and the application
process, visit

About Iowa Virtual Academy

Iowa Virtual Academy is an online public school program of the Clayton
Ridge Community School District, which uses the award-winning curriculum
and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest
provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. Iowa
Virtual Academy’s individualized approach gives Iowa kids the chance to
learn in the ways that are right for them. For more about IAVA, visit


For Iowa Virtual Academy
Jessica Schuler, 571-405-2211