General FAQs

What grades are offered by the Idaho Virtual Academy?

IDVA offers grades K-12.

Who is eligible to attend?

Students living anywhere in Idaho may be eligible to attend the Idaho Virtual Academy. The State of Idaho 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 the Academy, please call 866.339.9066.

What subjects will my child study?

Language arts, math, science, history, music, and art are the core K-8 courses. There will also be other courses in the appropriate grade levels, such as physical education. High school students also have elective choices where they may take a world language course, and have access to AP(r) courses as well as concurrent college credit. Visit our K-8 online courses and high school online courses section.

Does the program provide textbooks and other instructional materials?

Yes, we provide all the textbooks and instructional materials that are needed to complete the program in grades K-8. These books and materials are sent to students directly. High school students receive fewer books and materials than elementary and middle-school students.

Will my child have the same graduation opportunities as students in traditional public schools?

Yes, we are a public school in Idaho, so students can earn a diploma through our school based upon successful completion and mastery of course content.

Can my child work at his or her own pace?

Students are expected to follow their daily plan each school day. Live classes will be assigned during the school day.

How much time do students spend on the computer?

We believe in a balanced approach toward education. Computers help us provide you with effective assessment, planning, and time-management tools. Computers also act as powerful tools that can motivate, stimulate, and inform children about the world around them. They do not, however, replace a solid education; rather, they help facilitate one. That's why we use a unique multimedia approach that also includes a great deal of well-written and designed textbooks, workbooks, and hands-on instructional materials.

How does IDVA handle special education?

Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA), as a public charter school, is open to all students. IDVA does not discriminate against any student on any basis prohibited by federal or state constitutions or any federal, state, or local law. All students, regardless of ability or disability, will receive an equal opportunity to enroll in and participate at IDVA.

Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my gifted/talented child?

The beauty of our K-8 program is that it is flexible enough to meet children where they are in any given subject and take them where they want to go. So, for example, if your fourth grader is doing math on a sixth-grade level and reading on a fourth-grade level, we can tailor your curriculum and lesson plans to meet his or her abilities. High school students have the opportunity to make more advanced courses, including Advanced Placement(r) courses for college credit, and concurrent credit courses. Visit our gifted and talented student section.

Can students do extracurricular activities in their resident district?

State law in Idaho allows charter school students to participate in district extracurricular activities. Districts may charge charter school students a participation fee or decline a student if the district program is full. Part-time high school students may participate in the full scope of their resident district or charter school's offering.

How do students interact socially?

Throughout the year, students are invited to participate in school outings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, zoos), picnics, and other social events. Students interact during live classes. Fun and engaging K12 Clubs are also available.

* Note: The K12 high school catalog is a complete list of the high school courses that K12 provides. While IDVA offers a comprehensive selection of courses, not every K12 high school course is available to IDVA students. Information on specific courses of study and available electives are provided upon enrollment. For details, please speak to your Personal Admissions Liaison (PAL) during the enrollment process.