Washington Virtual Academy - Omak
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School District: Omak
Grades Served: K-12
Approved as a Multidistrict Online School Program from the 2011-12 through the 2014-15 school year.
Student Enrollment Instructions:
Parents and guardians who would like to enroll their students in the Washington Virtual Academy program can go to:
Click on Enroll Now to start the enrollment process or call 1-866-548-9444 for more information. Applicants will be assigned a Personal Admissions Liaison Representative (PAL) who will work with the parent or guardian during the enrollment process and explain the enrollment and program information and requirements.
K12, Inc. ‘s Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA), a program of the Omak School District, is an online curriculum, technology and learning services virtual program provider. We provide Washington State k-12 students with a world class education grounded in high academic standards helping them reach their full academic and social potential through Washington State school districts. K12’s web-based academic program combines online technology with traditional instruction and materials.
The K12 curriculum and online program is a unique blend of engaging curriculum which includes online and offline lessons, as well as a variety of education activities and plenty of opportunities for socialization including access to statewide outings, clubs and more.
Our k-8 curriuclum provides the six core courses needed to complete students’ core kindergarten through 8th grade: language arts/english, mathematics, science, history, art and physical education. The curriculum is mastery based with assessments built into every lesson to guide and tailor the pace of the progress to each child’s needs. Easy-to-use online lesson planning, scheduling and progress tracking tools help students, parents and teacher monitor and manage each student’s progress towards completion.
Our high school curriculum offers more than 105 high school courses enabling students to earn their high school diploma and find their own path to post-high school success-whether that’s in college or in the workforce. Math, english, science and history courses are offered in multiple levels, including advanced placement classes, to meet the needs of diverse learners. Students can take up to four years of a world language and choose from a variety of electives.
Online instruction is provided by Washington State certified teachers who work directly with the student and in conjunction with the learning coach (k-8) and mentor (in high school a mentor is usually a parent, guardian or caring adult selected by the parent or guardian) to ensure student success. Teachers provide both synchronous and asynchronous instruction and support to students by telephone, kmail (K12’s internal email and communication system), web conferencing, other electronic means and face to face meetings. In high school students have one subject specific teacher for each subject studied, with teachers working together as a teaching team. Teachers grade students’ assignments and assessments and respond to student questions via kmail, telephone and conduct online full class meetings, online tutorial sessions to reinforce difficult topics and online “office hours” to allow students to “drop in” with questions.
Please visit http://www.k12.com/courses for detailed descriptions of the full range of courses offered by the K12 family of schools.
Please be aware that at the HS level, WAVA’s ability to offer certain courses is dictated by student demand.
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.
WAVA’s instructinal model is aligned with the K12 structure described on the K12 website at http://www.k12.com/schools-programs
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, all Washington Virtual Academy teachers are Washington State certificated and are highly qualified.
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 10/14/2009
Please be aware that AP courses are able to be offered and staffed by WAVA in any particular semester based on student demand.
WAVA uses a proprietary on-line learning system developed by K-12 to organize and run the WAVA program. This OLS includes K-mail, a secure e-mail tool available to all students, parents and WAVA staff. Primary platform tools include Blackboard Connect which provides students and teachers a real-time web-based classroom interaction space and E-college, the platform in which our HS content and curriculum is delivered. Additional on-line tools include Scantron Assessments, Drop-box and Study Island.
Student Performance and Demographics
Data for school year: 2012-2013
Teacher-to-student ratio: High School - 25.4:1; K8 - 34.1:1
Course completion rate: WAVA K-8 (All) - 82%
Course pass rate: WAVA-Omak HS - 63.3%
Student Satisfaction Survey
Data for school year: 2012-2013
Average Student Satisfaction:
4.6 (417 responses)
I feel it is a great program and we love it. Thank you so much for offering it.
This is our third year with WAVA, we started when our son was in kindergarten. We have been extremely pleased with the quality of both the curriculum and the teachers. Our son would not thrive in a traditional classroom, so WAVA gives him the opportunity to do so in a public school. He really enjoys his teachers and friendships with other students. We appreciate the mastery based lessons and knowing he truly is understanding the material before progressing.
I love this program. The content is interesting and presented in small manageable segments. I also like how the different subjects relate to one another. Such as the references in vocabulary to people studied about in history. The software side is also quite well done. It is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. Well done!