Great Washington ShakeOut


CVA invites all students to participate in the 2014 Great Washington ShakeOut Drill on October 16th at 10:16 a.m. This drill, which requires students to “Drop, Cover and Hold On,” is designed to prepare everyone for a possible earthquake. Participants are encouraged to develop a safety plan or learn how their safety plan can be… Read more

National Book Month and National Cyber Security Month


This October we are celebrating both National Book Month and National Cyber Security Month. We wanted to share the offline pleasures of a good book, and resources on how to be safe while online.

Please be sure to follow along this October to hear about great book recommendations, find out what the top banned books are,… Read more

From the Black Sea to the Sally Ride Science Festival

McConnaugheys Black Sea

CVA students Hannah and Haley McConnaughey, and their teammate Annika Hustad, have been garnering a lot of press due to their team’s win at the Black Sea International ROV (remote operated vehicle) Competition. In addition, they have been asked to be presenters at the Sally Ride Science Festival in October.

Here is the press from… Read more

National Preparedness Month


This September we are celebrating National Preparedness Month. Since 2004, this month has been sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Americans become more prepared in case of an emergency. While preparing for the new school year, become prepared for an emergency in case one happens.

Please be sure to follow along… Read more

Art Appreciation and Water Quality Awareness


This August we are celebrating two fun and educational events: Art Appreciation Month and Water Quality Awareness Month. Every month we select a theme and share great resources, tips, lesson plans and information through our Facebook and Twitter streams. This month we have two!

Please be sure to follow along this August and catch all… Read more

National Ice Cream Month!


It’s starting to heat up this summer. How about a cool treat? July is National Ice Cream Month! It’s official and has been ever since 1984. Check it out here.

Everyone loves ice cream. And it’s a big business. Did you know…

About 1.53 billion gallons of ice cream and related frozen desserts were produced… Read more

Kircher Takes Job With Curriculum Provider


Long-time Columbia Virtual Academy (CVA) staff member Vicki Kircher’s last day at CVA coincided with the last day of school for the year, but she hasn’t gone far. After 10 years with CVA, and filling many instrumental and influential roles in CVA’s growth since the beginning, Vicki has accepted a position at one of CVA’s… Read more

CVA Students Participate in Kettle Falls HS Graduation


A handful of CVA’s class of 2014 graduates congregated at CVA-Kettle Falls to participate in the school’s commencement ceremony held on Saturday, June 7th. Five of the 21 graduates from CVA-Kettle Falls came with their families from all over the state, including Tekoa, Port Orchard, Spokane, Colville and Prosser.

“This was a very special day… Read more

CVA Students Awarded Talented Youth Scholarships

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It is no small accomplishment to be accepted to the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. It is even more difficult to also earn an all-expenses paid scholarship to one of the Center’s three-week summer programs. Not only did two CVA students earned this distinction, but the two who did it are sisters.

Ariana and… Read more

CVA Student Earns Figure Skating Award

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CVA student Alexandra “Lucky” Welch has been awarded the U.S. Figure Skating Gold level 2014 Graduating Seniors Award. In a recognition letter sent to CVA teacher Cristina Hoyt, U.S. Figure Skating program director Brenda Glidewell said, “The Graduating Seniors Program recognizes those student-athletes who have worked hard to pursue figure skating while maintaining their academics…. Read more