Columbia Virtual Academy
CVA Virtual Informational Meeting- January 18, 2022
The Columbia Virtual Academy (CVA) is the FREE virtual learning option for all students in grades 6-12 who reside in Columbia County. Columbia Virtual Academy opened in the fall of 2021 and has an enrollment of over 300 students.
CVA courses are taught by certified teachers selected for their strong curricular and proven instructional technology background. CVA teachers create units of study for their courses by using standards provided by the Georgia Department of Education.
CVA differs from other virtual learning options by providing access to a local, certified CCSD educator. While there are required teacher-led "live" or "synchronous" sessions, the majority of instruction is "asynchronous," meaning that the coursework can be completed anytime, anywhere as long as it meets the teacher's deadline. Another advantage of CVA is that students may participate in extracurricular activities and athletics at their zoned school while enrolled full-time CVA courses.
CVA follows the school calendar of the Columbia County School District. Students will have access to course work during holidays, breaks and teacher workdays, if they need it.
Students who choose to take CVA courses must have access to a solid internet connection, and they should have their own personal device.
Mission and vision
Mission – The Columbia Virtual Academy (CVA) will provide rigorous, standards-based, personalized instruction in a flexible virtual environment that meets the needs of CVA learners anywhere and anytime.
Vision - The Columbia Virtual Academy will be a high-performing virtual option that offers an alternative path for meeting graduation requirements for middle and high school students.
The goals of CVA are to:
Provide better personalized instruction for our students who are capable of being successful virtual learners.
Allow students greater flexibility to earn credits for graduation.
Provide all middle and high school students across the district equal access to virtual courses.
Increase opportunities for all students to pursue virtual learning from Columbia County School District teachers, rather than using other virtual schools outside the school district.
Provide opportunities for former homeschool and private school students to take advantage of the quality education we have to offer by choosing to learn through the CVA.
Columbia Virtual Academy
6000 Columbia Road
Grovetown, GA 30813