Elementary School Academics
How Online Elementary School Works
At Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA), we believe all students should wake up excited to learn, and that true learning starts by calling out to the innate curiosity in each child and sparking the excitement of discovery.
A Strong Foundation for Your Child's Academic Journey
The elementary curriculum focuses on developing fundamental skills and teaching the key knowledge building blocks that each student needs to master the major subject areas, meet state standards, and complete more advanced coursework. Our personalized approach means students can go as fast or slow as they need to.
Bringing Lessons to Life
Lessons come alive with a rich mixture of online and hands-on materials including interactive animations; printed books with beautiful illustrations and narrative, original music and videos; and materials for hands-on experiments.*
Lessons are followed by formal and informal assessments, so you can be sure that your child has mastered a concept before moving on. Built-in planning and progress tools make it easy to stay on track. And with hundreds of lessons per subject, students can dive deeply into areas of interest.
Throughout our K–5 courses, you'll find repeated themes that build on the previous grade's teaching and weave an ever-richer tapestry of knowledge. That means your child may be reading literature from the same time period as the art or history lesson being studied. A story about a king who lost his wife and built a monument to her dovetails with an examination of the architecture and history of the Taj Mahal.
Choice of Standard or FLEX Program
Families can choose the standard WAVA program or the new FLEX Program. Both use the same quality curriculum from K12. The standard program features required online synchronous sessions called Class Connects and is best for students who need live instructional time with teachers. The FLEX Program has only one required Class Connect each week and is well-suited for independent learners with engaged Learning Coaches.
Explore Our Courses
*Course materials vary by course. Please check with WAVA staff to see what offline course materials are provided.
**The K12 K–8 course descriptions are a complete list of the K–8 courses that K12 provides. While WAVA offers a comprehensive selection of courses, not every K12 K–8 course is available to WAVA students. Information on specific courses are provided upon enrollment. For details, please ask your Personal Admissions Liaison (PAL) during the enrollment process.