The Wisconsin Virtual Academy uses the engaging, challenging curriculum from K12, which is based on decades of education research about how minds really work. The curriculum was designed to let K–8 kids find the learning style that works best for them, and to enable high school students to find their own paths to post-high school success.
Nurturing Young Minds
At WIVA, we nurture inquisitive minds with the K12 approach that Big Ideas + Consecutive Down Payments + Practice = Mastery. Throughout our K–8 course offerings, you will find certain recurring themes that build on the previous grade's teaching and weave an ever-richer tapestry of knowledge. Our individualized approach means your child can go as fast or slow as he needs to. And with more than 700 lessons per subject, he can dive deeply into areas of interest.
The curriculum was created by a team of experts at K12, using tried-and-true educational approaches for instruction. Our six core courses—Language Arts/English, Math, Science, History, Art, and Music—can be taken separately for supplemental learning or enrichment, or combined into a full-time schooling option. The lesson plans for each subject are integrated, so your child may be reading literature from the same time period as the art or history lesson she is studying. What begins as a story about a king who lost his wife may end up with an examination of the architecture and history of the Taj Mahal, built as a monument to a dead queen.
Bringing Lessons to Life
Lessons come to life with a rich mixture of online and offline teaching tools, including interactive animations, award-winning printed books with beautiful illustrations and narrative, original CDs and videos, and materials for hands-on experiments. Lessons are followed by assessments so you can be sure that your child has mastered a particular area before moving on, and built-in planning and progress tools make it easy to keep on track.
Get more specific information about how each subject and grade-level course works to ignite a passion for learning in your child.