Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) is pleased to announce the Iowa Department of Education has given approval for Cedar Rapids Virtual Academy (CRVA) to operate as a fully-credited middle school and high school in Cedar Rapids. CRVA can now accept 6-12 grade students anywhere in Iowa
seeking virtual learning this upcoming school year and beyond.
CRVA is the fourth approved virtual school in Iowa (joining CAM, Clayton Ridge, and Des Moines) to be able to offer full-time online classes. The state has also recently changed the open enrollment deadline from March 2, 2020, to July 15, 2020, for families needing to enroll in a state-approved virtual school due to COVID-19-related situations.
“In the last few months, online/virtual learning has become a more important feature of the national educational landscape than ever before,” said John Rice, executive director, Teaching and Learning. “Here in Cedar Rapids, our online learning options now include Cedar Rapids Virtual Academy, a fully-accredited middle and high school that can serve any and all Iowa students with online learning options. CRVA served 90 students taking 248 classes this past spring, and with the ongoing pandemic, we expect more students and families to seek this as an option.”
CRVA features the following:
- CRVA allows students the flexibility to learn on their own schedule and at their own pace through full and part-time learning options.
- Courses at CRVA are taught through Edgenuity and students are assigned a qualified District teacher who offers personalized assistance, course monitoring, extension activities, grading, and regular communication.
- While enrolled in classes at CRVA, CRCSD students remain a member of their local high school. This allows students to join clubs, play sports, and participate in a variety of activities offered at their local high school. If CRVA students are open enrolled into CRCSD from another school district, they may participate in up to two extracurricular activities at their resident school.