Iowa Virtual Academy Students Begin New Year of New Opportunities

GUTTENBERG, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#backtoschool–Students at Iowa Virtual Academy (IAVA) will begin the 2019-2020 school year on August 23 simply by turning on their computers. A full-time online public school program of Clayton Ridge Community School District, IAVA provides a tuition-free public education option for students in grades K-12 across the state.

Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum, IAVA provides each student with a personalized learning experience. Students take a full course load in the core subjects of math, science, history, English/language arts, music, art and physical education across all grade levels, as well as electives, world languages, and Advanced Placement® courses in high school.

Students enroll in online school for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment, and the ability to balance academic goals with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs. For many students, IAVA offers an education they wouldn’t otherwise have access to, and graduates have gone on to attend top higher education institutions.

“We are working to give students the education they need to succeed,” said Steven Hoff, IAVA Head of School. “By attending public school at home – or wherever they get online – our students access a learning experience that may not have otherwise been available to them. It opens up a whole world of possibilities.”

IAVA’s state-licensed teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive online classes, allowing students to enjoy a safe learning environment anywhere with an internet connection. In addition to scheduled classes, teachers offer one-on-one instruction and support, online chat sessions, and family phone calls to build close partnerships in support of academic success.

Throughout the year, IAVA fosters a sense of community through in-person field trips and social outings and celebrates graduating seniors with an in-person commencement ceremony in the spring. Virtual clubs and organizations also allow students to further explore shared interests together in an online setting.

IAVA is accepting enrollment applications for the 2019-2020 school year. To learn more about enrollment or for a schedule of upcoming information sessions, visit or download the K12 mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

About Iowa Virtual Academy

Iowa Virtual Academy is an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, which uses curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. Iowa Virtual Academy’s personalized approach gives Iowa students the chance to learn in the ways that are right for them. To learn more visit


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