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Oskaloosa Virtual Academy is a State Approved Online Provider

The Oskaloosa Virtual Academy has been approved by the Oskaloosa Board of Directors and State of Iowa to provide online learning for the 21-22 school year.  The Oskaloosa Virtual Academy is a public school using an innovative educational model to provide your child with the best virtual education possible.  As a statewide virtual academy available to Iowa students in grades K-12, our virutal education approach allows us to meet your child's needs in a virtual environment.  

The Oskaloosa Virtual Academy provides students with non-traditional educational opportunities as they pursue a high-quality education and achieve their academic goals. This allows students and families flexibility in how they work toward mastering learning that best fits their unique needs. The Oskaloosa Virtual Academy also believes in connection to community and school. This is why the program consists of two parts.

Connection to the Osky Pride Community through advisory/community virtual meetings with an assigned virtual learning coordinator and similar age/grade-level peers. This provides socialization, connection, social emotional learning activities, lessons in how to be successful in an online environment, and information about school activities. Students are eligible to join clubs, play sports, and participate in a variety of activities offered in Oskaloosa Community Schools or the resident district. 

High-quality academic learning through customized Edmentum Courseware courses to ensure alignment to prioritized Iowa Core Standards and to align to a trimester time frame. Each student is assigned an Oskaloosa School District highly-qualified teacher who will offer personalized assistance and feedback.

In order for students to be successful in a virtual learning environment the school, students, and families must work together. Students must be self-motivated and self-disciplined. Families must be willing and able to participate in the day-to-day learning process to assist in their student’s success. Two-way communication must occur to guide the student to success each trimester in each subject-area and course.

If you have questions about the Oskaloosa Virtual Academy, contact Chris Elwood, Virtual Academy Leader, at elwoodc@oskycsd.org. Contact Lisa Brown, District Registrar, at 641-673-8345 or registrar@oskycsd.org about the enrollment process.

See the Department of Education Website for state program approval.  

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"I have found that I love the way virtual schooling is going for my two kids. Anytime we have a question, the teacher is always quick to help. I am looking forward to continuing the virtual learning process; it is a learning experience for the parents too."

La’Tosha Dahlke (Elementary Virtual Academy Parent)