Elementary School Curriculum
Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) uses the engaging, challenging curriculum from K12. The curriculum is mapped and taught by state certified teachers with the overarching goal of standards mastery by meeting students where they are in their learning journey in terms of knowledge, skill, interests, and needs.
The curriculum was created by a team at K12, using tried-and-true educational approaches for instruction. Our five core courses - language arts/English, math, science, history - with self-paced art for all, and optional world languages or music as electives - are combined into a full-time schooling option. The lesson plans for each subject are integrated, so students may be reading literature from the same time period as the art or history lesson they're 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.
K–5 Course Descriptions
Get more specific information about how each subject and grade-level course works to ignite a passion for learning in your child.