What grades are offered at Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA)?
WIVA offers full-time enrollment for grades K–12.
What subjects will my child study?
English/language arts, math, science, and history are core courses. There are also other courses and electives in the appropriate grade levels, such as art, health/PE, music, and world languages.
Does WIVA provide textbooks and other instructional materials?
Yes. We provide textbooks and instructional materials. These books and materials are dependent on the student's grade level and the courses they're enrolled in. High school students receive fewer books and materials than elementary and middle school students.
Can my child work at their own pace?
The elementary program is self-paced and flexible within the parameters specified by state law. Middle school and high school students complete lessons in synchronous and asynchronous sessions and are expected to complete, quizzes, tests, and other assignments in a timely manner.
How much time will my child spend online?
In the younger grades, many of the online lessons include offline work. Students in grades K–2 spend about 30–40 percent of their time on the computer, while students in grades 3–5 spend about 50–60 percent of their time online. Screen time increases in middle school, and by high school, most of the school day is online.
Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?
Depending on a child's Individualized Education Program, we can tailor learning to meet your student's needs. To discuss your child's needs with us, please contact our office and we'll put you in touch with our special education team.
Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my advanced learner?
Yes. The program is flexible to meet children where they are in any given subject and take them where they want to go. We use the rigorous Stride K12 curriculum, which is well-suited to the needs of academically advanced students. Our teachers work directly with parents and students to ensure proper placement into the curriculum. High school students can take honors and AP® courses.
How do students interact socially?
Students spend time with classmates online and through school outings, field trips, and other activities. In addition to school-based clubs, Stride K12 online national clubs help connect students with like interests and passions.
Will this program intrude into my home?
There are no home visits as part of the program and no other intrusions into your home.