Online School FAQs
What grades are offered by Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA)?
WYVA offers full-time enrollment for grades K–12. Under special circumstances, a student may be allowed to enroll part time. Please contact the registrar for details about this option at 307.334.1001.
What subjects will my child study?
Language arts/English, math, science, history, music, and art are the required courses for grades K–8. Students may take a world language elective in addition to these courses if they wish. No formal physical education course is offered in these grades; however, 30 minutes of physical activity is recommended for all students. Students in grades K–2 are also required to participate in a world language experience—a short course intended to introduce students to a world language and culture. Visit our elementary, middle school, and high school curriculum pages for more details.
What does it cost to attend the WYVA?
Because WYVA is a public school program of Niobrara County School District #1, there is no tuition. Qualified families may receive a loaner computer and printer. These computer systems are instructional property and must be returned when the student leaves WYVA. Students and families will be responsible for providing some consumable materials (such as printer ink and paper).
Does WYVA provide textbooks and other instructional materials?
Yes. We provide textbooks and instructional materials. These books and materials are dependent on the student's grade level and the courses they're enrolled in. High school students receive fewer books and materials than elementary and middle school students.
How much time do students spend on the computer?
We expect that students will spend no more than 15 to 30 percent of their school time on the computer in grades K–5, 50 to 70 percent in grades 6–8, and 80+ percent in grades 9–12. 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 teaching 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 traditional books, workbooks, and instructional materials.
Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?
Depending on a child's Individualized Education Program, we can tailor learning to meet your student’s needs.
How do students interact socially?
Throughout the year, students will be invited to participate in school outings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, zoos), picnics, and other social events. Local groups of students and parents can get together on their own. And K12 online national clubs help connect students with like interests and passions.
Will this program intrude into my home?
There are no home visits as part of the program and no other intrusions into your home.
Where can I find the most recent Wyoming School Report Cards?
Under the ESSA, beginning with information from the 2017–2018 school year, report cards must be posted annually on district websites. (ESEA section 1111(h) (1) (A), (B)(iii) and (h)(2)(A), (B)(iii)). At the core of the Wyoming School Report Cards is the belief that all students can grow, and all schools can improve. While no student report card tells the full story of a child, no school report card tells the full story of a school. Education is far more than a single score or letter grade, but it is important that families and communities can see both strengths and areas that need support and improvement. Learn more.