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about Washington Unified Virtual Academy (WUVA) K-8

about Washington Unified Virtual Academy (WUVA) K-8

Office Hours: 7:30 - 11:30 and 12:00 - 3:00
Address: 1100 Clarendon Street
Phone Number: 916-375-7680
Principal: Amanda Divelbiss -
Site Secretary II: Denise Avila -
Who we are

Who we are

Welcome to the Washington Unified Virtual Academy! Our Virtual Academy provides online learning options for all WUSD students in grades K-8 to achieve their potential and acquire the skills necessary for College and Career Readiness. 
The WUSD Virtual Academy is much more than a temporary replacement for in-person instruction. It is a program of choice for students searching for a platform to accelerate their learning outside of a full five-day-per-week in-person learning model for the 2021-22 school year. Our Virtual Academy program is designed to:
  • Enhance the educational experience of students who are thriving in a virtual learning setting(s).
  • Allow for more home and school communication and collaboration.
  • Create a new academic and social-emotional pathway for student success that transcends traditional limitations of time and space.
Key components

Key components

The WUSD Virtual Academy will be led by WUSD credentialed teachers trained in delivering instruction in a virtual format utilizing a variety of strategies and tools, including the following components:
  • Classes aligned and linked to WUSD standards, instructional minutes, curriculum, grading, expectations, and other requirements.
  • Differentiation for all students
  • Support Staff for student learning needs
  • Real-time interaction is utilized for all core instruction. 
  • Core instruction will maximize instructional minutes within the virtual meet and/or zoom setting
  • Small groups and independent work time will be used throughout the day with teachers being available on the live call for support and scaffolding for all core instructional minutes
  • Asynchronous instruction will be used to maximize the online learning environment during subjects such as PE, VAPA, and while a teacher is working with other small groups of students.