Next Generation Philanthropists

Ogle Family Award

Columbia Virtual Academy students Lilas, Daisy, Coral and Cedar Ogle have been selected to receive the “2015 Next Generation Philanthropist Award” from the South Sound Partners for Philanthropy of Tumwater. The Ogle children were recognized at the 15th Annual Leadership in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on November 6th in Olympia for their many contributions of… Read more

Thank You to Veterans!

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For most of us, Veterans Day just means a chance to enjoy an extra day off from school or work. However this November 11th, be sure to spend a few minutes on its true purpose, by acknowledging the men and women who have served in our armed forces. These include the members of the… Read more

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!

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If you are planning to enroll your student in Columbia Virtual Academy (CVA), and haven’t done so yet, please visit to make sure CVA is a good fit for your student.

If you have already enrolled your student in CVA, we are excited to partner with you in your students’ education, whether it’s… Read more

Summer is Here



Summer is in full swing, and with that, the CVA monthly themes are going on hiatus. We encourage you to browse previous monthly themes here for some inspiration for your summer activities. Will this be the season of new ideas, keeping the country beautiful, or getting fit? The decision is yours. Whatever… Read more

Creative Beginnings Month


This month is Creative Beginnings Month (#CBM). Creativity is about making something, whether it’s a painting or a song, a character on stage or something drawn on paper or a computer. Creativity is being able to create things from materials or our imaginations that weren’t there before. It’s about celebrating life and is what makes… Read more

Keep America Beautiful Month


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


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


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


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