Enrollment & Attendance FAQs
Who is eligible to attend the Idaho Virtual Academy?
Students living anywhere in Idaho may be eligible to attend the Idaho Virtual Academy. The state defines enrollment requirements and eligibility in the charter school law and other applicable legislation. For more information about whether your child qualifies or about openings at IDVA, please call 866.339.9066.
Can a student attend IDVA and another school simultaneously?
Students can be dual enrolled per Idaho law if they complete the appropriate paperwork necessary. All paperwork for this process can be procured through IDVA and must be signed off by both schools involved in the dual-enrolled situation. Full-time enrolled students will have priority. Our dual enrollment policy, as established by the IDVA Board of Directors, is set each year. To find out about the current dual enrollment procedure, please call 866.339.9066.
How is attendance taken?
At the end of each day, the responsible adult fills out an attendance log that includes all work completed (both online and offline) and time spent on task. Additionally, teachers contact the parent and/or student on a regular basis and will verify the parent's log of student work. Records are maintained at the IDVA office. Teachers and IDVA administrators review attendance logs on a regular basis to determine that students are on track to complete the 900 hours (for first through eighth grades) and 450 hours (for kindergarten). High school requires 990 hours each year.
How many of my children can attend IDVA?
Because the Idaho Virtual Academy provides the lesson plans and materials needed for kindergarten through grade 12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program. We currently have families with as many as five children in the program being guided by the same learning coach in conjunction with the support of IDVA teachers.
How much does it cost to attend the Idaho Virtual Academy?
Because IDVA is a public virtual school program, there is no tuition. IDVA provides students all instructional materials for the program. Students and families will be responsible for providing some consumable materials.