Nurturing Young Minds
At WAVA, we nurture inquisitive minds with the K12 approach that Big Ideas + Consecutive Down Payments + Practice = Mastery. Throughout our K-8 course offerings, you will find certain recurring themes that build on the previous grades' teaching and weave an ever-richer tapestry of knowledge. Our individualized approach means your child can go as fast or slow as needed on their individual online lessons in order to master the concepts*. And with more than 700 lessons per subject, he can dive deeply into areas of interest.
* Important details about WAVA’s pacing expectations are found in the FAQ section.
The curriculum was created by a team of experts at K12, using tried-and-true educational approaches for instruction. Our six core courses - Language Arts/English, Math, Science, History, Art, and Physical Education - can be taken separately for supplemental learning or enrichment, or combined into a full-time schooling option. The lesson plans for each subject are integrated, so your child may be reading literature from the same time period as the art or history lesson she is studying. What begins as a story about a king who lost his wife may end up with an examination of the architecture and history of the Taj Mahal, built as a monument to a dead queen.
Bringing Lessons to Life
Lessons come to life with a rich mixture of on- and offline teaching tools, including interactive animations, award-winning printed books with beautiful illustrations and narrative, original videos, and materials for hands-on experiments. Lessons are followed by assessments so you can be sure that your child has mastered a particular area before moving on, and built-in planning and progress tools make it easy to keep on track.
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.