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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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