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    Welcome to the Coeur d'Alene Virtual Academy!


    Enrollment opened Wednesday, April 20, for our new online school, Coeur d'Alene Virtual Academy. This school will begin operating this fall for the 2022-23 school year, and will serve students in grades 2 to 10. (Juniors and seniors will continue to have the option to take Idaho Digital Learning Academy classes next year.)

    Coeur d'Alene Virtual Academy (CDVA) is a school developed around insights gathered from the families we have served over the past few years. Teachers will provide instruction with flexible learning schedules and involve the Coeur d'Alene-Hayden community in a mix of online and in-person lessons and activities. In partnership with our online families, each student will discover their strengths as a learner and build new friendships and community connections.

    For elementary students enrolled in CDVA, teachers will provide a mix of online and in-person learning opportunities. We are working to develop classroom space for hybrid learning, and will share more details at a family orientation night to be scheduled this spring.

    For students in grades 6-10, teachers will lead classes in math, English language arts, science and social studies/history. Additional required courses, such as high school health, as well as electives will be coordinated through the Idaho Digital Learning Alliance, a state-funded online learning academy.

    With the possibility of limited space, we encourage you to enroll your student in CDVA during this first enrollment window: April 20 through May 4. If your student is already enrolled in the Coeur d'Alene district, simply SUBMIT THIS FORM for each student entering grades 2-10 next year. We will assign your student to CDVA after receiving your submission. Additional enrollment windows will be available as space and staffing allow.

    For students not currently enrolled in our district, you will need to complete a new student enrollment form and select Coeur d'Alene Virtual Academy as your school of attendance. New student enrollment details can be found at cdaschools.org/newstudent.

    We plan to add grade 11 in the second year of CDVA and grade 12 in the third year. Due to limited interest on behalf of students in kindergarten and first grade during our initial public outreach, those early grades will not be part of CDVA at first. We will re-evaluate that after the first year of operation.

    Parents of students with an individualized education plan (IEP) are encouraged to call the District's Special Education Department at (208) 664-8241. They will work with CDVA administrators and each student's IEP team to help determine if services, as outlined in their current IEP, can be met through CDVA.

    As noted in the Idaho Special Education Manual, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act states that, to the maximum extent appropriate, students with disabilities are to be educated with students who are not disabled. The IEP team determines what constitutes Least Restrictive Environment for the individual student.


    Contact Bryan Kelly, bkelly@cdaschools.org