Letter From Our Head of School

A Letter from the WAVA Head of School

Dear WAVA Family,

Welcome to Washington Virtual Academies! We are a fully online public-school program as an Alternative Learning Experience through the Omak School District, and we are honored that you are entrusting us with the education of your child. School Year 2020-2021 is a pivotal year not only for distance learning, but also education as we know it. Because Washington Virtual Academies has been around for over a decade, our tried and true methods, award-winning curriculum, unparalleled teacher training, and comprehensive family support allows us to concentrate on what matters most: Student success.

At WAVA, we believe that all students are capable of success. No exceptions. This is our belief and our promise. We will partner with you and your student(s) in new and innovative ways. We will close the opportunity gaps that exist for students and families who have been underserved in society. We will meet students where they are and support their hearts and minds. We will educate the whole child to become ready for the whole world.

I want to leave you with my favorite quote. Though it was spoken by Abraham Lincoln over 160 years ago, there is power in it today.

“Our cause, then, must be entrusted to, and conducted by, its own undoubted friends – those whose hands are free and whose hearts are in the work – who do care for the result.”

At WAVA, our hearts are in the work, and we care for the result.


Mrs. Shelton

Summer Shelton
Head of School