Enrollment and Attendance FAQs

Who is eligible to attend the Washington Virtual Academies?

Any student in grades K-12 who resides within the state of Washington is eligible for enrollment.

Can I enroll my child in both WAVA and another school?

Yes, WAVA accepts dual enrollment through their "shared attendance agreement" with resident school districts; however, students are not permitted to take the same subject/course in both WAVA and another school district simultaneously. If parents/guardians would like to maintain their homeschool status, an Intent to Homeschool form must be filed with their resident district and WAVA for courses not taken as part of our program.

How many of my children can I enroll in the Washington Virtual Academies?

Because the Washington Virtual Academies provide all the lesson plans and materials needed for grades K-12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program. We currently have families with as many as five children in the program being guided by one teaching adult in conjunction with the support of WAVA teachers.

What does it cost to attend the Washington Virtual Academies?

Since WAVA is a public school program, there is no tuition. WAVA provides a state-certified teacher and all instructional materials for the program. However, students and families will be responsible for providing some consumable materials (such as printer ink and paper). In addition, families are required to provide their own computer and Internet access to participate in the program.

What is the attendance policy?

WAVA works with families toward a positive attendance record to meet their required number of 180 instructional days.

Can I take a vacation during the school year?

The school calendar includes school "holidays" or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar.

Does WAVA offer full- or half-time kindergarten?

Kindergarten is offered both as half- and full-time. Students who are full-time will study Language Arts, Math, and Science, while part-time students take two subjects or fewer.