Dear Parents,

The Niobrara County School District #1 is excited to host a state-wide distance learning program to Wyoming students in kindergarten through high school. Working with local school districts, we can offer a proven education program to students who wish to be educated in a home-based environment.

As a publicly-funded program hosted by Niobrara County School District #1, the Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA) makes it easy for you to be an active participant in your child’s education. WYVA families receive a complete curriculum, lesson planning programs, books and instructional materials, the use of a computer, if needed, and the guidance of a Wyoming-licensed teacher. In short, everything you need for an excellent education.

The Wyoming Virtual Academy uses the world-class K12 curriculum. With this innovative learning program, WYVA provides an education that meets or exceeds state standards, and students demonstrate their knowledge and skills through the statewide PAWS testing program and the ACT at the high school level. Several of our courses are aligned to the Success Curriculum of the Hathaway Scholarship Program and also eligible for NCAA programs.

While WYVA has requirements for grade advancement, the K12 learning program allows families and teachers to work together to help elementary students maximize their academic potential. Middle and high school classes are more synchronous, but still allow for greater flexibility in meeting the daily scheduling needs of the student and family. This is a challenging educational program that requires commitment by both the student and the parent. Daily participation and continuous academic progress are essential.

But WYVA is not only about lessons. Elementary teachers organize school outings to museums, libraries, and other interesting and enjoyable sites. Older students participate in a variety of activities, including clubs, student government, and social events. These experiences bring families together and create real connections within the WYVA community.

Not only are we proud of our program, we also believe that it is an excellent choice for families that are interested in a different approach in their children's education. We hope to welcome you soon to the Wyoming Virtual Academy community.

Best regards,

Dr. Joseph Heywood
WYVA - Wyoming Virtual Academy