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CVA’s Accreditation Renewed

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It’s official! Columbia Virtual Academy (CVA) just received word from AdvancED Accreditation that CVA’s accreditation is now renewed through 2020.

Over the last few months CVA participated in a highly developed standards review, self-study and third-party assessment to meet unique requirements for digital learning institutions. CVA’s educational practices were reviewed and evaluated against benchmarks for… Read more

Youth Leadership Month

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A month looking at young people who are making a difference

 

This month we will celebrate Youth Leadership Month. Taking time to spotlight youth who are making a difference all over the world in their own communities and beyond. We will be reminded of the simple fact that no matter where we end in… Read more

Lesson Plans For Martin Luther King Day

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Each year, on the third Monday in January, people in the United States pause to honor the life and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr.

The life of American hero Martin Luther King Jr. offers many teaching opportunities. Education World magazine presents cross-curricular and cross-grade lessons you can use to share King’s legacy of tolerance,… Read more

From Urban Ballet Dancers to Rural Cowboys

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Columbia Virtual Academy (CVA) teacher Joe Kerns of CVA-Kettle Falls shared two brief student profiles this week that are great examples of the diversity of students who thrive and benefit from a CVA education.

Ellis Frantziskonis has been dancing for the past two years for Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. He has performed for Ballet… Read more

National Staying Healthy Month

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A tip every day for staying healthy and creating healthy habits in the New Year.

January is the beginning of a new year and a clean canvas for trying new things. For many, January is a month of resolutions and new habits. Health and wellness go hand-in-hand with resolutions. That’s why January is National Staying… Read more

Famous Birthdays in December

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This month we will be celebrating famous birthdays. We will look at people who have uniquely contributed to their field or industry and we will also celebrate Universal Human Rights Day, which as an organization, turns 21 this month.

  December is a month rich in stories and tradition. At the close of the year… Read more

Learn About Our Online Courses

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CVA is founded on the philosophy of offering choices in public education. A large portion of the choices we offer are handled through our online course management system. Learn all about taking online courses through CVA right here:

Statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on School Safety

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The Oct. 24 shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, which left four people dead, once again brought the need for safety into focus. Recent lockdowns in Moses Lake, Federal Way and Seattle underscore the threats students face. Below is a statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on recent events.

What occurred in Marysville on Oct. 24… Read more

National Pomegranate Month

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This month we will be celebrating perhaps a lesser-known awareness month, National Pomegranate Month. Really, there’s a national pomegranate month!? Of course there is!

The pomegranate, as weird as it looks and as obscure as it may be in your grocer’s produce section, is an incredibly healthful, versatile and interesting fruit. Hailing from Persia, and… Read more

October is Disability History Month

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Submitted by Dave Vail, CVA-Valley Principal

October is Disability History Month – a month in recognition of and to develop our understanding of people with disabilities.

What is a disability? A disability is a condition or function judged to be significantly impaired relative to the usual standard of an individual or group. The term is used… Read more