Washington Virtual Academy - Steilacoom
School District: Steilacoom Historical
Grades Served: K-8
Removed from the Approved list because of program closure. Details: School closure; WAVA programs continue in Omak and Monroe
Student Enrollment Instructions:
Students can learn about applying for enrollment in Washington Virtual Academy - Steilacoom at www.k12.com/wava.
Washington Virtual Academy and K12’s Mission: Each Child’s Potential
We strive to develop each child’s full potential with engaging, individualized learning. K¹²’s curriculum and learning management system is available through Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA) as a full and part-time public school virtual program. WAVA uses the K12, Inc. curriculum and learning management systems for grades k-12.
Washington Virtual Academy offers Math, Science, Language Arts, History, Art, and Physical Education for grades k-8.
Washington Virtual Academy serves students statewide. We serve students who are advanced and enrichable learners, students who have struggled academically, special needs and homebound students, students who are seeking an alternative to the traditional brick and mortar academic setting, students with discipline and behavioral challenges, military students and students who are homeschooled. Our students are geographically located throughout the state in rural, urban and suburban settings.
K12, Inc.‘s curriculum alignments were conducted by K12’s Product and Support team in conjunction with Washington State K12 and Washington Virtual Academy administrators and teachers. Alignments are completed as needed and are an ongoing process as curriculum is developed and Washington State standards are changed.
Washington Virtual Academy is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission, formerly the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS).
Yes, our teachers are Washington State certified and highly qualified.
Advanced Placement courses may be offered for K8 students with written permission from the K8 Academic Administrator and the High School Administrator. Assessments may be used in this determination.
AP Spanish Language & Composition
AP Calculus AB
AP English Literature & Composition
AP US History
The above AP courses were approved by the College Board on 10/14/09
WAVA uses the K12 LMS course platform.
Student Performance and Demographics
Teacher-to-student ratio: 1:23.2
Course completion rate: 77%
Course pass rate: 80% is the minimum required to pass with mastery on 95% of the completion of the curriculum
OSPI School Reportcard (includes test scores, demographics, and more).
Student Satisfaction Survey
Data for school year: 2011-2012
Average Student Satisfaction:
4.7 (138 responses)
I love WAVA!! I love the program, the educational materials, the support of the instructors and administration, and above all the opportunity that it gives me to spend time with my children. The program works well for my children, and I am so thankful for the option I have to educate my children through WAVA.
All around good experience.
Both my student and I LOVE WAVA-Steilacoom. I feel that he is challenged and he works at an accelerated pace. He is a very active, quick witted, opinionated, and energetic boy, and WAVA allows him to have a setting were I can encourage these attributes to grow. I know that in a typical brick and mortar school for the sake of the large classroom, he would have to have learned to stifle his exuberant nature and would be bored most of the time, which would just be setting him up for failure. I am so thankful that we have this opportunity with WAVA. The material is great, I love the teachers, we always look forward to the online classes and local trips.