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Keep America Beautiful Month

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This month we will focus on Keeping America Beautiful. The way that we care for our neighborhoods and cities plays a part in keeping America beautiful. Our country is rich in natural resources, from America’s heartland to it’s mountains and coasts, and each one of us gets to share it’s beauty. It has been said… Read more

Pi Day

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Be sure to follow along on Twitter and Facebook from now until March 14th (3.14.15) as we celebrate Pi Day!

Roth Boys Sustainable Agriculture Wins at Gorge Soup

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Three CVA students, brothers Joel, Nathan and Gabriel Roth, were awarded second place and $1,000 to pursue their agricultural businesses after presenting a speech and answering questions at a micro-philanthropy event called Gorge Soup.

“I was so proud of them,” said the boys’ mom, Michelina. “They wrote the speech together, with a little help from… Read more

National Ideas Month

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Exploring the best ideas of the past, present and future.  

March is National Ideas month. We will look at the ideas that have changed and are changing the world. Ideas have power and they can shape the landscape of history and bring change for good or bad. It is how we harness ideas that… Read more

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