Iowa Virtual Academy Returns for 2016-2017 School Year

— Statewide online public school welcomes back students August 23 —

Virtual Academy
(IAVA), an online public school program of
the Clayton Ridge Community School District, will begin its 2016-2017
school year on August 23 as the program marks its fifth year.

The tuition-free public school offers an alternative to a traditional
brick-and-mortar education and is available to all Iowa students in
grades K-12. IAVA allows its students to access coursework virtually and
provides an extensive support system to families. State-certified
teachers work closely with parents to monitor progress and provide
professional instruction, communicating daily with students through
e-mail, telephone, and online meetings.

“We’re thrilled to begin another exciting school year with our returning
families and welcome the new families joining us,” said Steven Hoff,
Head of School at Iowa Virtual Academy. “At our school, we make it our
mission to provide a personalized experience for each individual learner
in order to prepare them for a bright and healthy future.”

IAVA’s unique curriculum is designed to adapt to each individual.
Students have the ability to accelerate through subjects at which they
excel, while those who need more time to understand a concept can work
at a more comfortable pace. The flexibility, along with support from
teachers, allows students to fully grasp material and discover a
learning style that works best for them.

The IAVA high school program offers more than 150 core, elective and
Advanced Placement courses
designed to let students explore a high school program tailored to their
goals and abilities. Subjects such as history, math, science and
language arts are available as Honors or AP level courses, and students
can engage in a wide selection of electives, including Career Technical
Education (CTE) courses designed to give them a head start on job skills.

At IAVA, students can participate in an active school community which
plans field trips and school outings year-round. For more information
about Iowa Virtual Academy or to see a calendar of events, visit

About Iowa Virtual Academy

Iowa Virtual Academy is an online public school program of the Clayton
Ridge Community School District, which uses the award-winning curriculum
and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest
provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. Iowa
Virtual Academy’s individualized approach gives Iowa kids the chance to
learn in the ways that are right for them. For more about IAVA, visit


For Iowa Virtual Academy
Donna Savarese, 703-436-3273