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Elk Grove Virtual Academy (EGVA)

Charter | K-8 | 124 students

Best known for our individualized learning plans and award winning curriculum.

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $208,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,320.

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 28, 2014

My son (3rd gr) has been in this school for four years and my daughter for two (1st gr). We are very pleased with all the support and the curriculum that is challenging, interesting, and interactive. What makes this place special is the dedication and passion of the teachers. If something is not working, they provide whatever support is needed. They will change lesson plans to meet my children's interests and needs, provide wonderful opportunities through fieldtrips, socials, and PE days, and engage with all of our family in a friendly and caring way. We live in Conta Costa county, but learn wherever we happen to be. They have made the world our school room and our family even closer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2014

This school has been a God send for my ADHD son. Though I now can truly appreciate what it takes to keep an ADHD child focused on learning, I also know that this is the first time he has liked school, enjoyed learning, and has made honor roll in his entire 4 years of schooling so far. The teacher is very knowledgeable, provides a lot of support, and communicates with me almost daily as to progress, ideas, social events, etc... We live in Solano County so we do not participate in many of EGVA's social or PE events, choosing to have our son in organized sports/groups closer to home, where he enjoys plenty of time with friends. I highly recommend this to any family considering home schooling but want to make sure their child is getting everything and more that they may need to thrive. EGVA ROCKS!
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Posted January 27, 2014

At EGVA, each child receives an individualized education supported by a fully credentialed teacher. We use the K12 curriculum as the base curriculum, but supplement, modify, and adjust as needed per your child's strengths, needs, and family traditions. Working closely with each student's learning coach, we provide daily lesson plans that build on what your student already knows. Our curriculum is flexible and allows for students to learn at their own rate and in an environment that is conducive to their individual learning style. Our goal is to provide all the "keys" necessary to unlock your child's full potential whether they need to accelerate, remediate, or both.
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Posted January 27, 2014

Elk Grove Virtual Academy has become a dream come true for my Gifted student. She can progress at a rate that is motivational and tailored for her interests. It covers essential material that the regular classroom could not get to, so she is learning important content to help her become a knowledgeable citizen. The teachers know how to support the learning coaches as well as the students, offering small group settings for extra help and virtual meetings that contribute to technological interactions as well as offering field trips to physically meet together. This program offers the best tools I have ever seen in supporting a home school environment including virtual online learning and textbook learning. We couldn't be more delighted!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2013

I live in Placer County and luckily found this wonderful school for my two GATE students. Though the name says Elk Grove, it covers most of Northern California and though is says "virtual" the teachers will meet with you and your student 1-1, hold small group instruction times weekly, and have lots of fieldtrips and PE days for students and their families to participate in. It truly is the best of all worlds for parents who want their kids' education tailored to their strengths. WONDERFUL!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Miriam Lyons
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • 916-686-7716
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (916) 428-8307

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Homeschool
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Environmental
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Parents/Guardians
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Private Sports Clubs/Groups
Girls sports
  • Private Sports Clubs/Groups

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
School leaders can update this information here.

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7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
119
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
170
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9351 Feickert Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95624
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Phone: (916) 690-4537

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