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1902, 2020

Vincent Odenwaelder – IVLA Student and Decorated Swimmer

By |February 19th, 2020|Categories: Spotlight|

IVLA’s February 2020 Student Spotlight features Vincent Odenwaelder, a 12th grade student who lives in Singapore. Vincent is a competitive swimmer who graciously took the time to tell us about life in Singapore and as an elite athlete. The following is a look at Vincent’s life as a student athlete: When Did You Start Swimming? Vincent began swimming at age three. At age thirteen, Vincent began swimming competitively. In [...]

1802, 2020

Does Common Core Hold Back High School Students?

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

What is Common Core? Way back in 2010, more than forty (40) states adopted the same educational standards for English and math. These standards were called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and were created by education experts, teachers, and parents to better prepare students for both college and the workplace. These educational standards were created to specify what students should know and what students should be able to do [...]

1002, 2020

Destigmatizing Mental Health: A Student Submitted Article

By |February 10th, 2020|Categories: Spotlight|

A new trend in education is the rapid increase in the focus on the mental health of students. The state of Oregon has already passed a bill that provides students with five mental health days per school year. The state of Utah and schools in Montgomery County, Virginia have also implemented policies whereby students are granted time off to promote improved mental health. In July 2019, Florida's Board of Education [...]

1601, 2020

IVLA’s First Students Inducted to the National Honor Society

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: News, Spotlight|

Congratulations to the first ever, IVLA National Honor Society members! The following 10 IVLA students have been granted membership to the NHS. We are extremely proud of what these students have accomplished, as the National Honor Society membership requirements are quite strict. We look forward to seeing how this first semester with this national organization progresses, and we're eager to see the contributions that these IVLA students make to their [...]

1401, 2020

Online High School for Actors: Joshua Caleb Johnson’s Thoughts

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Spotlight|

Learning about the unique talents, experiences, and lives of students is perhaps the best part of working for an online school like IVLA. We’ve previously featured students who have accomplished all sorts of triumphs in areas such as photography, motocross, gymnastics, and much more. When education doesn’t restrict students to a specific location or schedule, there are limitless possibilities to the life they may lead. For this reason, IVLA has become a popular [...]

1312, 2019

Meet Carlee Busby – An IVLA Student With A Decorative Passion

By |December 13th, 2019|Categories: News, Spotlight|

Carlee is a 12th grade IVLA student with a unique decorating passion. About six months ago, Carlee began making decorative arrangements and wreaths. Her new passion began with the unfortunate passing of Pops, her beloved grandfather, in 2018. As a tribute to Pops, Carlee’s grandmother and aunt began teaching themselves how to make cemetery arrangements. Carlee would sit at the table with them and watch in amazement as they honored [...]

712, 2019

National Honor Society (NHS) & Online High School – How Does it Work?

By |December 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

This piece of news about the National Honor Society (NHS) and through our school was written by IVLA online High School English teacher and Success Coach, Mrs. Allison Halstead.   National Honor Society Through an Online High School The National Honor Society has officially arrived at IVLA and I am so excited! Recently our 10th, 11th, and 12th graders had the opportunity to apply to be a part of this [...]

2011, 2019

Dual Hatted: Reflections from a Teacher and Military Spouse

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: About Online School, Spotlight|

From the moment I watched Ken Burns’ documentary, The Civil War, I was hooked. I knew then, at age 13, that history was my passion and I wanted to somehow share that with others. That passion never dimmed and in 2000 I graduated from college and started my career as a history teacher. Since that first year of teaching almost 20 years ago now, I have taught middle and high [...]

1911, 2019

Meet Sarah Lessard – an IVLA Student Stationed on a Military Base

By |November 19th, 2019|Categories: About Online School, Spotlight|

Interview with Online Student Sarah Lessard Completing your high school education online allows for quite a bit of flexibility in your time management, lifestyle, and ability to live/work anywhere in the world (literally!) Sarah Lessard, a current IVLA student, knows this first hand, particularly when she moved to a military base in North Carolina. Learn more about her experience with IVLA as her chosen private online school. Where are you [...]

2910, 2019

9th Grader Maintains 4.0 GPA While Traveling Great American Loop

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Spotlight|

One of the most obvious benefits of attending an online school like IVLA is that you can work from anywhere in the world and on your own schedule. Many IVLA students take advantage of this feature by using their time more wisely to practice a particular craft, sport, or musician. IVLA students with aspirations to become actors, gymnasts, motocross riders, etc. have strict time schedules in order to dedicate the [...]

810, 2019

AdvancEd/Measured Progress Merge into Cognia

By |October 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Following a merger last year, AdvancED and Measured Progress have announced they are changing their name to Cognia. Together, they have created a $120 million nonprofit with approximately 500 employees.  What’s Behind the Merger?  Some quick context: before the merger AdvancED was an accrediting organization. It reviewed districts’ performance in the areas of school governance, teacher performance, and students’ outlook and feelings about their learning environment. Measured Progress, was an [...]

2309, 2019

IVLA Launches Social Media Platform for Students, Parents, and Teachers to Interact

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Last week, IVLA launched a new social media platform for student engagement. This platform is unique to the larger, more well-known channels such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram in the way that you must be associated with IVLA in order to engage through the app. Additionally, all posts shared must be approved by an IVLA teacher before it is shared with the student body. To create an account, users must [...]

2008, 2019

International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA) Online School Announces Partnership With English Steps, Ltd.

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: News|

HENDERSON, NV –International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA), a fully accredited and NCAA approved private online school, announced it is partnering with English Steps, Ltd. to provide Brazilian K-12 students with the best online English courses available. These online english courses are all centered around IVLA’s Learning Management System (“LMS”). Through this strategic partnership, Brazilian K-12 students enrolled at English Steps and English Steps’ partner schools will now have access to [...]

708, 2019

World’s Biggest Education Company Going “Digital First”

By |August 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

Pearson, the world’s largest education company, just announced that they’re adopting a “digital first” approach to updating its higher ed course materials, according to EdScoop. The adoption of this new business strategy, which goes into effect next year, means any revisions to Pearson’s library of textbooks will happen first in the digital version. For Pearson, this marks another major milestone in its transition to a fully digital education business. Traditionally, [...]

2307, 2019

Access Distance Learning Online

By |July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Access distance learning -- it is becoming easier and a great alternative to standard k-12 schooling. In fact, much of this is to do with the desire for students to receive individualized attention and curriculums in today's educational landscape. How to Access Distance Learning? Schools that provide distance learning follow state-approved curriculums to make sure their students are set to succeed. Studies have shown that students thrive in smaller classrooms [...]

1807, 2019

Joshua Allen

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

It is an honor to be teaching high school French and Spanish with International Virtual Learning Academy. I love learning foreign languages and traveling. I’ve lived in such places as France, New Zealand, and Malaysia; I am originally from upstate New York.  Prior to IVLA, I worked as a high school Spanish teacher at an international school in Penang, Malaysia for four years. I earned my Bachelor of Arts [...]

1807, 2019

Katy Barrett

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hi! My name is Katy Barrett and I live in Mansfield, Texas. I’m originally from a small town in Kentucky. I am married and we have two small children, Beckham and Libby. I just joined IVLA in 2019 as a success coach and instructor for science. In 2004 I graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Louisville. My first jobs out of college were [...]

1807, 2019

Heather Boyd

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hello, my name is Heather Boyd.  I live in England with my husband and two daughters.  I was born and raised in Illinois and consider myself a Midwesterner at heart. My husband’s job keeps us moving every few years, so I’ve had the privilege of also living in Spain, California, Rhode Island and Virginia.  My family’s favorite activity is traveling, and we never pass up an opportunity to [...]

1807, 2019

Kisha Crawford

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hello from the state of Smiling Faces. Beautiful places. My name is Kisha Crawford; I live in a small town in South Carolina.  I am excited this is my 3rd year being a part of the IVLA family!  I have been teaching high school biology, environmental science and physical science for the past 15 years.  For the past seven summers, I have been an instructor in the Upward [...]

1807, 2019

Jessica Durr

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hello! My name is Jessica Durr and I live in wild and wonderful West Virginia. I earned my MA in secondary education from Frostburg State University. I have taught middle and high school mathematics prior to IVLA. I am married to my best friend and we have three beautiful children.  They are 18, 16 and 14 years old. We love to travel all over the world and my [...]

1807, 2019

Nicole Ehle

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

My name is Nicole Ehle and I live on a small farm in Central Michigan with my husband and our 4 children.  We stay busy on our farm with horses, chickens, and large gardens.  When not working on the farm, I enjoy traveling, reading, yoga, cooking, and sewing. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in Environmental Science and obtained my Master’s [...]

1807, 2019

Brittney Follansbee

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

My name is Brittney Follansbee, and I live in Southern California. I am married and have 3 children. They keep me very busy with sports! When I am not cheering them on at their sporting events, I enjoy cooking, crafting, and camping! I have been teaching for 14 years now. I graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. I then attended [...]

1807, 2019

Bethanie Frank

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hi, I’m Bethanie Frank!I am originally from Kansas City, but now I live in Oklahoma with my husband and my daughter that I currently homeschool. We love to listen to music, do crafty projects, read, watch lots of movies, and see a ton of theatre in ourarea.I have taught college for almost 25 years. I love being able to work from home!I feel that teaching is my calling, [...]

1807, 2019

Allison Halstead

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hello!  My name is Mrs. Allison Halstead and I am a lead teacher, success coach and high school English teacher for IVLA.  I am a certified English teacher and tutor in Connecticut and have experienced teaching many different classes at many different levels.  My family and I live in beautiful Southbury, CT.  I have two wonderful little boys - Ryan, who is 6, and Nathan, who is 3.  I [...]

1807, 2019

Cyndi Hayes

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

My name is Cyndi Hayes and I work alongside the middle schoolers as a Teacher and Success Coach.  I have been married to my high school sweetheart Michael, for 15 years and have 2 beautiful daughters, Delaney and Camden Hayes.  I have been teaching since 2004 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies along with my credential from California State University, Northridge. My family currently resides [...]

1807, 2019

Teri Helton

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hi! My name is Teri Helton and I live in Fresno, California. I am married and we have two young children; a set of boy-girl twins. We also have a goldendoodle named Benny. I just joined IVLA in 2019 as a success coach and instructor for math. I graduated from Chapman University with a B.S. in mathematics. I earned my masters in School Counseling from California State University [...]

1807, 2019

Lauren Herrera

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

My name is Lauren Herrera and I am the Elementary Lead Teacher and a Success Coach here at IVLA.  I have been teaching for 14 years and have been working at IVLA since the school opened in 2008.  I love connecting with families from all over the world, and helping each individual student get the best personalized education possible.  It is my pleasure to serve the amazing families [...]

1807, 2019

JanElle Hoffman

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

My name is JanElle Hoffman. My BS in Education from Eastern Nazarene College served me well as I taught for seven years “BC” (that would be Before Children). When the last of my babies went to school, I returned to the chalkboard which is now a computer screen! I have been teaching with IVLA since 2013. I love teaching middle school math with International Virtual Learning Academy. When I’m not meddling in algebra or explaining [...]

1807, 2019

Maria Ibanez

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hola! Bonjour! My name is Maria Carmen Ibanez and I am really happy to be part of this great school IVLA. I am from Madrid, Spain, and I moved to the U.S. to be part of a program organized by the Spanish government to promote Spanish language at schools across the United States. I studied a Masters in English with minor in Linguistics in the Universidad Autónoma of [...]

1807, 2019

Brittany Knop

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hi! My name is Brittany Knop and I live in the Big Blue Nation of Lexington, Kentucky. I am married and we have a Jack Russel Terrier that we adore, named Zoey. I have been with IVLA since 2016 as the arts/music and humanities teacher and a success coach. In 2017, I became an IVLA Academic Advisor.  After being an Advisor for 2 years, I began working as [...]

1807, 2019

Dan Mages

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Greetings! My name is Dan Mages and I teach English with IVLA! I believe that education should be self-driven, individualized, stem from curiosities, flamed by personal passion and ultimately lead to deep fulfillment and self-actualization. First and foremost, I consider myself an empathic egalitarian truth-seeking life enthusiast. I want to inform, inspire, and empower others to bring about a planet where everyone has equal access to healthy, cruelty [...]

1807, 2019

Rebecca Malas

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hi! My name is Rebecca Malas and I recently joined the IVLA family as a science teacher and success coach. I am certified to teach physics and have been teaching for over 5 years in various online and brick and mortar environments.  I have worked with a diverse array of middle school, high school and college learners from across the globe.  I will be finishing up my master’s [...]

1807, 2019

Stacey Mankoff-Kirouac

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hello! My name is Stacey Mankoff-Kirouac and I am so thrilled to be an English teacher for IVLA. I have extensive experience in the online learning environment, having taught online for both community colleges and public schools in California. I earned my bachelor’s degree in English from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, my California single subject state teaching credential in English from National University, and my Master’s degree [...]

1807, 2019

Anna McAfee

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hi, my name is Anna McAfee and I am a math teacher and success coach.  I am married to my husband Nate and we have 2 school aged daughters that keep us very busy with their sports and friends.  My family loves to go camping, play at the beach, and create memories with our extended family across the country.  We also have a son (well ok, he is [...]

1807, 2019

Lynnsey McGarrh

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hi, my name is Lynnsey McGarrh.  At IVLA, I currently teach High School Social Studies and many different electives! I am also a Success Coach. Though I now call Lexington, Kentucky home, I was born and raised in Henderson; a small town in western Kentucky located along the Ohio River. In 2006, I graduated from Murray State University with my bachelor’s degree in History and International Affairs. In 2007, I joined [...]

1807, 2019

Patrick Navas

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

My name is Patrick Navas. I am a Social Studies and Spanish teacher for IVLA. I have been a teacher for 12 years. I love learning and sharing knowledge with others. I live in Los Angeles, California with my wife and three boys. I love reading, writing, riding my bike at the beach, lifting weights, watching my sons play sports, listening to music, and traveling to Mexico to [...]

1807, 2019

Lynda Watson

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

Hello, My name is Lynda Watson. I have been with this wonderful school since 2015 and have taught math and now science. I have lived in the same small Kentucky town, Henderson, ever since I was six months old.  My family consists of 4 boys, 2 daughters-in-law and a grandbaby. After working in the medical field for 16 years, I decided to go back to college and pursue [...]

1807, 2019

Eugene Wilson

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: teachers|

I am a Social Studies Teacher for IVLA. I am a 2001 Graduate of The Florida State University and I have been a teacher for 18 years. I live in Jacksonville, FL with my wife, two children, humane society rescue dog. I enjoy playing golf, hiking, and cooking outside on my Big Green Egg. My favorite part of teaching is watching students reach their full potential. Teaching students [...]

1207, 2019

Student Spotlight: Anna Leigh Waters, the Youngest Pickleball Professional

By |July 12th, 2019|Categories: Spotlight|

At International Virtual Learning Academy, we have the honor of working with students who have unique career aspirations, hobbies, and talents. From actors and athletes, to musicians and published authors, IVLA students find the flexibility in their education allows them to hone in on their extracurricular crafts. Most recently we interviewed Anna Leigh Waters, an IVLA student known as the youngest pickleball professional. Anna loves traveling for the sport, playing [...]

2406, 2019

Alternative School Online

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: About Online School|

Public homeschooling is progressive but it can also be a lot for parents to take on. They have to organize lesson plans and grade course work in place of teachers. However, busy parents have been seeking an alternative school for some time. And they are quickly realizing the benefits of online schools. The Alternative School is Online First of all, online/virtual schooling lets parents stay on top of their child's [...]

1906, 2019

2019 IVLA Graduate Sarena Michnick’s Letter to Students Considering IVLA

By |June 19th, 2019|Categories: Spotlight|

Sarena Michnick just graduated from IVLA in the spring of 2019. Her hard work during her high school career paid off, winning her an athletic scholarship to Fairmont State University. Read her letter below that she wrote to those considering an education with IVLA. Me-in my Fairmont State Fighting Falcons gear! My parents and I decided to homeschool starting in sixth grade because I am a high level [...]

1706, 2019

Learning Academy Online

By |June 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Every student attending an online learning academy has a front-row seat. Following state standards and benchmarks, no student can easily hide or shy away from a proper education in an online learning setting. A popular misconception about virtual learning academies is that it's not as effective as traditional onsite schooling. However, prominent online learning academies have definitely proven that misconception wrong. Online learning has many benefits and utilizes tools that [...]

306, 2019

Virtual Teacher Learning

By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Adapting to the ever-changing Internet landscape has become a necessity. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly hard for school teachers to reach out to their students in a traditional school environment. Students who follow the curriculum in an online setting, taught by a virtual teacher - is an evolving idea that's becoming the new standard. How do Virtual Teachers...Teach? Virtual teachers have many tools at their disposal in an online setting. [...]

106, 2019

Student Spotlight – Hunter Talak

By |June 1st, 2019|Categories: Spotlight|

Meet Hunter Talak, who has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old and started playing Club Soccer at the age of 8.  Hunter’s dedication, drive, and hard work earned him his first spot on the U.S. Soccer DA at the age of 12. At 13, he played in the MIC soccer tournament in Spain, competing against teams such as Barcelona and Girona Fc. He is currently playing for [...]

106, 2019

Online High School Student Interview with Motocross Competitor, Christian Dresser

By |June 1st, 2019|Categories: Spotlight|

Enjoy this reel highlighting some of Christian Dresser's talents in the early stages of his career. We are so excited to see where this road takes him (no pun intended!) We also caught up with Christian to ask about what his daily life looks like as a motocross rider and online high school student. Read below for a quick look into what it's like! 1) What does [...]

3005, 2019

Caitlyn Jodon – the 2019 IVLA College Scholarship Winner

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: News, Spotlight|

Meet Caitlyn Jodon, the 2019 IVLA college scholarship winner! Caitlyn will be attending the University of Arizona to study to become a speech-language pathologist. Caitlyn found her passion for speech-language pathology while volunteering for the Best Buddies program in high school, where she met and befriended many students with intellectual disabilities. She was also a teacher’s assistant for a special education classroom, where she assisted on a daily basis. During [...]

2705, 2019

International Learning Academy

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

So what makes up an international learning academy? In's the students! We want to talk about the ethos, perks, and lifestyle of students at international virtual schools. International Learning Academy Ethos The ethos, the spirit of international learning means not conforming to place or time constraints. It means that dedicated learning does not just have to happen within one place and time frame. Consequently, a student can engage in [...]

2005, 2019

Homeschool Connections

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

To the outsider homeschooling or online schooling can seem inherently isolating and maybe even lonely. However, thanks to major strides in technology and the popularity of alternative schooling, most students will likely attest to the fact that making meaningful homeschool connections has never been easier. Form Homeschool Connections with Similar Students Homeschooling and online schooling have increased in popularity significantly in the past decade. In that time things have changed [...]

1605, 2019

Taya Ivanova – IVLA Graduate and Published Photographer

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Spotlight|

Meet Taya Ivanova, a recent IVLA graduate working towards a career in photography. Recently, Taya was featured in the national magazine, Digital Photographer. "My self-portraits were recently published in Digital Photographer magazine, Issue 212. I've been taking photos since I was 12 and have always wanted to see my favourite photos featured in a major publication like Digital Photographer. In the feature, they talk about the art of self-portraiture in an [...]

1605, 2019

Aslina Chua – Tennis Player and International Medical Student

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Spotlight|

 Aslina Chua was an IVLA student who was able to complete her studies with IVLA while competing in tennis. Aslina attended Michigan State University, playing tennis for the school. After graduating with her bachelors in physiology, she's now attending medical school in France.

1605, 2019

An Interview with Mauricio Gutierrez – Student and Tennis Player

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Spotlight|

What does a typical day look like for you? - Usually, a typical weekday for me starts by waking up at about 7:30 am, take breakfast, and begin studying between 2 and 21⁄2 hours. Then I need to go to my Tennis practice from 11 am to 12:00 am. I come back to my house to take lunch and study again for about 11⁄2 hours. Then I return to my tennis practice at [...]

1605, 2019

Louis Perry – Aspiring Pro Soccer Player

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Spotlight|

Louis Anthoney Perry, Born 10-17 2002, From Southern California. Louis has been interested in soccer for nearly his entire life. He started playing recreational soccer at age 4, and was playing Club Soccer with So Cal Rush by age 8. It was clear early on that Louis had a natural talent on the field, and was willing to put in the work to become one of the best in his [...]

1305, 2019

What is School Accreditation?

By |May 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The word "accreditation" is often mentioned in the world of online or private schools. But what IS school accreditation? And above all else why does it matter? In layman's terms, it is the recognition that a school has a certain level of standards. However, in order for that recognition to mean something it must come from a specific agency. Legitimate accreditation comes from an accrediting agency, determined by the U.S. [...]

605, 2019

High School GED Programs

By |May 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

A high school diploma is more than a marker of age or an early adulthood milestone. For those who did not complete high school "on time," a diploma does not have to signify a missed opportunity. Enrolling into a high school GED program at any age is an invaluable way to increase your earning potential and ensure the quality of life you deserve. A High School GED Allows Both Stability [...]

2204, 2019

Adult School GED Online

By |April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

High school completion rates are at an all-time high of 84.6 percent in the United States. In a brutal job market, getting a well-paying job without a diploma can be a real challenge. However, online Adult School GED programs are making getting a diploma more accessible. How Can an Adult School GED Improve Your Life? Obtaining your GED, when a High school diploma is not possible, can remove job and promotion [...]

1504, 2019

Eonline School Advantages

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The differences between traditional schools and eonline schools can be pretty obvious. However, some of the benefits can be less so. Thinking of making the transition? We explore a few of the advantages below. Eonline Courses are Less Rigid Traditional, brick & mortar schools typically require going to class at a set time and sitting through a few long lectures -- depending on how many classes you have that day. [...]

804, 2019

Ecourse: Facts and Benefits

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: About Online School|

What is an ecourse, and what are the benefits of one? We break it down for you and give you all the facts you need to find your fit! What is an ecourse? In short, an ecourse is an educational course that anyone can take via the internet. There is a wide array of ecourses. However, there is one aspect they all share. All of them are usually taught in modules [...]

104, 2019

Homeschooling: What are the perks?

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Homeschooling has been becoming more popular in today’s society. However, many people are still against the idea because they are not aware of the benefits and the many different variations of homeschooling. For example, when I tell someone that I am homeschooled, they always think of the old homeschooling stereotype and assume that my parents taught me from textbooks, I had difficulty in public school, or that I am socially awkward, [...]

2503, 2019

Keystone Online School Tips!

By |March 25th, 2019|Categories: About Online School|

Online Schools allow you the flexibility to advance your education, regardless of where you are in life. However, that does not mean it is less demanding than a "brick and mortar" school. The nature of online schools requires engagement that nurtures habits and skills that will be invaluable in the future. Lucky for you, we've collected the following keystone online school tips to help you thrive in online school! To [...]

1803, 2019

Nevada, Virtual Academy Values

By |March 18th, 2019|Categories: About Online School|

Attention Nevada: Virtual Academy models are the future. The unorthodox nature of virtual academies means there can be a lot of misinformation about how they work. However, we've set out to clarify a few misconceptions and learn about the fundamental values. Will a student be college and career ready? Virtual academies understand the value of college readiness. To begin with, every full-time student has a designated school success coach who works closely [...]

1103, 2019

Texas, Virtual Academy Embraced

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: About Online School|

In the last few years, Texas has been making strides in education reform and innovation. Charter schools, a variation of public school that is privately managed, are being widely embraced. Texas students are enjoying a growing array of charter schools from which to choose. Similarly, in Texas virtual academy as a school model is also being embraced as an alternative to public schools. What exactly is a virtual academy? A virtual academy teaches [...]

403, 2019

Distance Degree: Opens Doors

By |March 4th, 2019|Categories: About Online School|

Distance learning and the ability to obtain a distance degree online is making education accessible like never before. And in turn, changing lives. It's a fact and it's in the stats: degrees open doors. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, adults who obtain a high school degree, earn over 20 percent more than those who don't. Completing a high school education is the first stride into becoming competitive in the [...]

2502, 2019

K12: Formative Years

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Elementary, middle, and high school education provides the building blocks needed to understand and navigate adulthood. They are the "K12" years. That formative period which shapes and influences adolescents as they make their way to adulthood/higher education. K12 is a Crucial Developmental Period Elementary school is the beginning of the learning journey. Therefore, it is an introduction to new topics, concepts, practices. During this time students develop skills and slowly grow into their interests [...]

1802, 2019

Homeschool Curriculum Versatility

By |February 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Research has shown that when it comes to students' learning styles, a one-size-fits-all approach is rarely the most effective. Students tend to prefer different learning styles and techniques. A homeschool curriculum allows for versatility and a tailored learning experience that traditional schooling often disregards. What is a Learning Style? Students often absorb information and learn in different ways. That's because each person has a unique learning style.  Learning styles group common ways [...]

1102, 2019

Online Academies Today

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: About Online School|

Today, online academies are all about easy access. Students can plug into a fully accredited school anywhere. The choices are endless. From home, a hotel room, or the local coffee shop. Why is this type of access important? In short, students no longer have to settle for a traditional type of schooling. This method treats students as individuals. It recognizes that learning styles vary and that in-person lectures and exams do not [...]

402, 2019

Virtual High School: Your Pace

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: About Online School|

Society as a whole is awakening to the benefits of students learning and working at their own pace. Can the virtual high school model be the answer to this new demand? All in all, most public school teachers lack the support to effectively meet the needs of every student. Underpaid and overworked, they are often expected to run overcrowded classrooms. The expectation to cater to so many students at once can result in [...]

2801, 2019

K12 Online School: Pros & Cons

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: About Online School|

In the ever-growing internet landscape, people can accomplish most things in fast, efficient ways. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that parents have started looking to the internet for similarly convenient schooling options. And more and more are discovering the benefits of a K12 online school. But what are the pros and cons of a K12 online school? It’s natural to be nervous about a decision like online schooling. [...]

2101, 2019

Virtual School Benefits

By |January 21st, 2019|Categories: About Online School|

Is giving your child an individualized learning experience at the top of your list as a parent? The virtual school model also considers it a top priority. The reality is that children learn in diverse ways. Some excel faster in a classroom setting while others do so in a one-on-one setting, with access to personalized attention. Virtual schools are a great solution for students who fall within the latter. Consider the [...]

1401, 2019

Accredited GED Online Now

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: About Online School, Uncategorized|

An accredited GED online is a quick and easy way to increase job opportunities and economic upward mobility, in an ever-competitive job market. High school diplomas continue to be the employment standard all across the country. Without a completed high school education or GED, job options are simply more limited. However, there are now lots of online resources that can help individuals access accredited online high school programs. These online programs also follow a state-approved [...]

701, 2019

Long Distance Learning Rises

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: About Online School|

Employers predict that more Generation Z teens (between the ages of 16 and 18) will join the workforce without completing traditional schooling. In other words, they will seek to finish schooling through methods like long distance learning. What is behind this rise in popularity? Long distance learning, essentially, taps into the core of modern values. It is flexible and fits a plugged-in lifestyle. This is mainly due to the fact that [...]

101, 2019

Homeschool Alternatives for your Family

By |January 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Families often look for homeschool alternatives as the job of an academic advisor, teacher, and parent become too cumbersome. In addition, many parents believe a teacher should have an emotional separation from their students to maintain objective perspectives. It can be difficult for a parent to have an objective point of view when teaching their own child. At IVLA, our virtual teachers and academic advisors work with parents and students [...]

2410, 2018

IVLA’s New $1,000 College Scholarship

By |October 24th, 2018|Categories: News|

IVLA is proud to announce a $1,000 college scholarship opportunity to students accepted to an accredited U.S. college or trade school.  Investing in our future means investing in the higher education of our youth! We at International Virtual Learning Academy strongly believe in higher education and advancing students' academic achievements. As educators, we know it is essential to give students the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond. [...]

2009, 2018

Ecourses for elementary and high school students

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: About Online School|

The Right Ecourse is Essential for a Successful Online Education Online education is everywhere it seems. However, finding the right ecourses to get the most out of an online education can be more of a challenge. It is vital that an online school has the right tools and content students need to thrive in an online environment. At IVLA we have spent years perfecting our online educational strategy to ensure [...]

1209, 2018

Distance Education

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: About Online School|

History of Distance Education Many people aren't aware that distance education has existed for hundreds of years through correspondence courses using the post office. Over the years, we’ve traded this physical application for an improved digital version, where distance education is possible completely online. As technology continues encompassing most aspects of our lives, online schools have quickly become a valid option for distance education. The thought of having the element [...]

509, 2018

What is Cyber School?

By |September 5th, 2018|Categories: About Online School|

The term “cyber school” may seem dated as if it’s part of a title from a late 90s movie. Nonetheless, "cyber school" has the same meaning as "online school" and is still occasionally used today. Once thought of as unconventional, cyber school education is now at the forefront of 21st century education. Opportunities Opened by Cyber School An online school presents unique opportunities for children and their families. The flexibility of an [...]

705, 2018

Project-based Learning for Gifted Students

By |May 7th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Power of Project-Based Learning for Gifted and Talented Students For the past two school years, International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA) has offered a program for gifted and talented students called GATE (Gifted And Talented Education). In addition to an individualized accelerated learning plan, students in the GATE program participate in weekly classes. GATE class meets in a virtual classroom facilitated by IVLA’s GATE specialist. In GATE class, students work [...]

2404, 2018

Meet IVLA High School English Teacher, Ms. Bethanie Frank

By |April 24th, 2018|Categories: News|

Meet Ms. Frank! What do you get when you combine a love of literature, improve comedy, and knitting? IVLA high school English teacher, Ms. Bethanie Frank! Ms. Frank was kind enough to answer a few questions.   What are your hobbies/interests?  I am a knitter and I can usually be found with knitting needles nearby. My husband runs the theatre program at the nearby college, and I adjunct for the [...]

1904, 2018

5 Reasons for Online Summer School

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: News|

Why IVLA Summer School Might be Just What You’re Looking for Summer. Just the word invokes visions of lazy days at the beach or adventurous road trips. But sometimes summer also needs to include learning. Perhaps there is a class you need to take that won’t fit in next year’s schedule. Or perhaps advanced organic chemistry wasn’t as easy as you thought it would be and now you need to [...]

3003, 2018

NEW! Student ID Cards Now Available for IVLA Students

By |March 30th, 2018|Categories: News|

You probably have tons of pictures of your student – at their birthday party, at the beach, receiving that award. But what if a picture of your student could save you money? Or get them access into cool places and experiences? That is now possible when you order your International Virtual Learning Academy student identification card. Our high-quality photo ID card is printed on a thick plastic card similar to [...]

1503, 2018

“Extremely pleased” – One Parent’s Review of IVLA’s GATE Program

By |March 15th, 2018|Categories: News|

IVLA’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program provides learning enrichment, fosters critical thinking, encourages creative problem-solving skills, and facilitates cooperative learning opportunities with other gifted students. Here is what one parent (Tami, whose daughter is 6th grader, Peyton) has to say about GATE: I love GATE. The structure and schedule gives some balance to our ability to school anywhere. Peyton has enjoyed connecting with other students and loves having such [...]

1203, 2018

Meet Mrs. Follansbee, an Elementary Teacher with IVLA

By |March 12th, 2018|Categories: News|

IVLA offers elementary level online curriculum designed to prepare children for future learning success. Elementary students traditionally take four core courses: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. These foundational courses build the fundamentals necessary for success in each year to come. Elementary students will also enjoy bi-weekly homeroom sessions where they will get to know their fellow classmates while engaging in fun activities! These sessions are conducted in private virtual [...]

2702, 2018

IVLA Student Spotlight – Meet Gabby!

By |February 27th, 2018|Categories: News|

Who is a sixth grade student with International Virtual Learning Academy who really likes to “horse around”? That would be none other than Gabby! We asked Gabby a few questions:   When did you first start riding horses? I found my passion for horses when I was about two years old. I did not start riding until I was about five years old.   What kind of horseback riding do [...]

1902, 2018

What is NCAA Academic Eligibility?

By |February 19th, 2018|Categories: News|

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) governs athletics at the college level. Of course, college athletics begins long before the student steps onto the campus for freshman orientation. Student athletes begin in high school to build eligibility for their college sports careers. Please note from the onset of this article that eligibility requirements are set and determined solely by the NCAA and this article is not intended to be the final [...]

1402, 2018

Meet Ms. Cannady – IVLA High School Science Teacher

By |February 14th, 2018|Categories: News|

Theresa Cannady has been teaching high school science with International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA) since 2016. Ms. Cannady supports students as they progress at their own pace through online curriculum that includes multi-media lessons, labs, virtual/video labs, tests, quizzes, and research projects. She grades student work, answers questions, and provides supplemental instruction as needed. Let’s meet Ms. Cannady! What are your hobbies/interests?  I have several hobbies/interests.  I love to read [...]

902, 2018

How to Communicate with Teachers and Mentors

By |February 9th, 2018|Categories: News|

IVLA teachers and success coachs are a great resource for students and their families! Communication is essential for making the most of this resource. Here are some keys to making communication with teachers and success coachs as efficient as possible. 1.Include all information “Can you unlock my test?” Yes, teachers receive messages exactly like this! If you send an email to your teacher with no name and no course information, [...]

2701, 2018

Meet IVLA GATE Student and Gymnast Emma Mason

By |January 27th, 2018|Categories: News, Spotlight, Uncategorized|

Clearly, Emma Mason, a sixth-grade student in her second year with International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA), enjoys a challenge. In addition to her regular online courses, Emma meets weekly with her Gifted And Talented Education class in an online virtual classroom. In GATE class, Emma tackles problem-solving tasks, explores creative thinking, and enjoys project-based learning. When she is not stretching herself academically, she is building her gymnastic prowess. Want to [...]

1901, 2018

National School Choice Week – 8 Reasons Why Families Choose IVLA

By |January 19th, 2018|Categories: News|

The week of January 21 is touted as National School Choice Week (NSCW), a time to recognize educational options. In honor of NSCW, let’s take a look at why families choose International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA). Curriculum Choice What school lets YOU choose the curriculum your student will use?! IVLA does! You can peruse the many options and choose the best fit for your student. All options are student-paced, multi-media, [...]

1201, 2018

Meet IVLA Music Teacher, Brittany Knop

By |January 12th, 2018|Categories: News|

Brittany Knop joined the staff of International Virtual Learning Academy in 2016. With degrees in music and education, Ms. Knop is well suited for the music classes she teaches. Additionally, Ms. Knop teaches electives, serves as a high school success coach, and an enrollment specialist. We asked Ms. Knop a few questions:   What are your hobbies/interests?  I love my Jack Russel Terrier, Zoey, and our afternoon jogs and dog [...]

3112, 2017

Genius Provides Helpful Tools for Parents

By |December 31st, 2017|Categories: News|

IVLA constantly strives to strengthen the online school experience for families and Genius has proven to be a useful tool in this endeavor. Genius easily shows parents what their student has been working on, and how they are progressing and succeeding in their classes. In addition, Genius is a great tool for information and communication. At-a-Glance Information From the dashboard, parents can see at a glance how their student is [...]

2012, 2017

An IVLA Student Aims for Excellence. Meet Competitive Archer Lucas Morgan!

By |December 20th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|

In addition to being a middle school student with International Virtual Learning Academy, Lucas Morgan trains and competes in archery. Here is what Lucas has to say:   "I have been doing archery for almost five years now. I got my first bow for Christmas five years ago. Out of those five years, I have been doing competitive archery for just over two years.  Before I got into archery, I [...]

1312, 2017

Watch IVLA Student Andy Walken as Ralphie this Sunday on Fox!

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: News|

Andy Walken, a sixth-grade student with International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA), will be starring in Fox’s “A Christmas Story” this Sunday, December 17 at 7pm EST. Sharing the screen with Maya Rudolph, Andy will be portraying Ralphie, the boy whose only dream is to get a Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas in this live musical event narrated by Matthew Broderick. Though Andy was surprised to be [...]

1212, 2017

“IVLA has given us a unique opportunity” – A Parent’s Point of View

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: News|

At International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA), we are grateful to serve families from a variety of backgrounds, doing a variety of things, from a variety of places. We always love to hear from our parents, such as Sandra S. who writes:   Just a few lines to let you know how your program has impacted our lives. I am a single mother raising her youngest child (13-year-old daughter). After many [...]

712, 2017

4 Ways IVLA Teachers and Mentors Support Student Learning

By |December 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

What does image does “online school” conjure up in your imagination? Perhaps a solitary student, all alone in front of a computer screen, interacting only with the courseware. Well, that is not accurate with International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA). At IVLA, each online course is supported by a teacher and each student is supported by a success coach. But what exactly does that mean? Teachers Answer Student Questions If a [...]

3011, 2017

IVLA Welcomes New Middle School Teachers

By |November 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

As our school grows, so does our staff. We are honored to welcome two new teachers to our middle school team. We look forward to the experience and expertise they bring to our students! Mrs. Martinez is Ready for Your Essays! When Stephanie Martinez is not proofreading essays and discussing novels, reading and writing are still a big part of her life, as they are two of her very favorite [...]

2011, 2017

A Letter from Picabo Street Academy

By |November 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

For two years, IVLA has partnered with Picabo Street Academy (PSA) to bring quality education to elite athletes based in Park City, Utah. Here is a recent letter from PSA founding partner, Michelle Demschar. Picabo Street Academy was founded to provide an alternative schooling method to students pursuing an extra-curricular activity at a high level.  We operate year-round, which means students can fit their school work around their training and [...]

911, 2017

4 Reasons for Choosing IVLA for Middle School

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|

Let’s face it - those middle school years are not an easy time of life. Few would argue this sentiment, as the ages between 11 and 13 can be rather difficult and tumultuous. With so much happening in their minds and bodies, effective education during grades 5-8 faces unique challenges. Pack these pre-adolescents into a traditional school setting and the challenges seem to escalate in many instances. Therefore, many families [...]

211, 2017

Benefits of Note-taking with Online Curriculum

By |November 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|

What Happens for Students when Old School Meets Cyber School We are all on the same page – online learning is great. Our IVLA courseware platforms are excellent and engaging, appealing to many learning styles. Our students have successful educational experiences and build crucial independent learning habits as they watch videos, complete interactive activities, and submit work to teachers to be graded. So if online learning is so great, why [...]

1610, 2017

Solution to Online Learning Isolation

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: News|

Online Learning Could be a Lonely Endeavor – But NOT with IVLA! When people hear “I go to an online school,” they might picture a lonely student in front of a lonely computer, cut off from the world.  However, with IVLA that is not the case! IVLA has the solution to online learning isolation. Here are three ways that IVLA provides for meaningful student interaction. Online Homerooms and Clubs At [...]

1210, 2017

IVLA Gives Student Athletes the Home Advantage

By |October 12th, 2017|Categories: News|

NCAA Approved Learning for Student Athletes "Student athlete." This is not an easy title to live up to and excelling in both school and sports can be challenging.  This can pose logistical challenges at best and be impossible at worst. How does a student athlete devote the time needed to perfect their game while also attending school for seven hours a day?  Student athletes who are serious about their education [...]

1110, 2017

IVLA’s Got Talent!

By |October 11th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight|

Student Spotlight In addition to our robust academics and our high-quality teachers, IVLA also touts its talented students! Many of our students are athletes, actors, musicians, and – as we will see in this student spotlight feature – dancers. Meet Peyton Ross! Not only is she a six-grade student with the IVLA Gifted and Talented program, Peyton is also a competitive Irish dancer. Peyton in dance costume with awards [...]

2307, 2017

A Parent’s Point of View

By |July 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

At International Virtual Learning Academy, we are blessed with many bright students and supportive parents. Andrea W. is one such parent. When asked to “divulge her secret” for successfully supporting online learning for her middle school daughter, this is what she shared - Supporting Your Online Learner: We Can Do This! by Andrea W. I can honestly say that we approached online learning reluctantly; it wasn’t our first choice but [...]

2605, 2017

Including the Older Generation

By |May 26th, 2017|Categories: News|

“Going to school” for students attending an online school like IVLA is a very different experience from that of an older family member or friend of the family. Yet including the older generation in your student’s education can be beneficial (and fun!) for all involved. Here are a few ideas to get started. Letters Do you have a distant relative or family friend that would enjoy getting letters and has [...]

1905, 2017

Website Maintenance 5/20-5/21

By |May 19th, 2017|Categories: News|

Our websites will be undergoing maintenance this weekend, from approximately 8PM PDT on Saturday, 5/20 thru 6AM PDT on Sunday, 5/21 and will not be available. Our curriculum, however, will remain online, should you need to access curriculum during this maintenance window, please use this temporary login page:

505, 2017

IVLA Summer School for Credit Recovery

By |May 5th, 2017|Categories: News|

It’s nearly summertime – time to kick back, take a trip with the family, jump in a pool, enjoy those long summer evenings. Summertime is also a great opportunity for credit recovery. What is credit recovery? When high school students complete courses, they earn credits necessary for graduation requirements. If a student does not do well in a course, they do not earn credits which can derail their academic plan. [...]

2601, 2017

Thanks for Choosing IVLA!

By |January 26th, 2017|Categories: News|

This week, January 24-28, 2017, is National School Choice week. At International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA), we respect the fact that families have a choice regarding how and where they will educate their children. We are honored to work with so many wonderful families who have chosen IVLA. Here are two such families - IVLA has been such a blessing to our family. Our son, Jakob, is a hockey player [...]

2908, 2016


By |August 29th, 2016|Categories: News|

HENDERSON, NEVADA, August 16, 2016 – International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA), a fully-accredited California online private school, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Picabo Street Academy (PSA) of Park City, UT.  The PSA experience offers elite student athletes the opportunity to achieve their academic goals on their own schedule and outside the traditional bricks-and-mortar public school experience.  IVLA brings to the table more than a decade of [...]

1508, 2016

IVLA and Picabo Street Academy – A Win-Win for Elite Student Athletes

By |August 15th, 2016|Categories: News|

Who doesn’t love following the Olympics?! We love the success stories that are played out in the pool and field and mat. But we also love the stories of the incredible journey most of these athletes take to get to the Olympics. Personally I think the story of Yusra Mardini and her heroic swim that saved the lives of her fellow refugees takes the cake – or the gold. But [...]

2707, 2016

A Need in the World

By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: News|

The tumultuous recent events in our nation can be difficult for students to process. With insight beyond her years, one of our sixth grade students with International Virtual Learning Academy has put her thoughts to poetry. A timely message we would all do well to heed!   A Need in the World By J. Fuller   The world around us is crumbling down, Love and kindness are hard to be [...]

907, 2016

Teacher Spotlight – Meet Allison Halstead

By |July 9th, 2016|Categories: News|

In addition to choosing your own curriculum, IVLA offers the opportunity for students to interact with excellent teachers such as Mrs. Halstead. Offering her expertise with committed attention, Mrs. Halstead is a true asset to our school. She was kind enough to answer a few questions ~ Tell us a little about yourself. I am a certified English teacher and tutor in Connecticut and have experienced teaching many different classes at [...]

2806, 2016

IVLA Celebrates its Eighth Graders

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: News|

Completing middle school is an important milestone. Teachers, administrators and parents were happy to celebrate this accomplishment recently in an online ceremony. Students came with graduation caps they designed themselves. After sharing about their original caps, teachers shared what they appreciated about each student. Here are some reflections from several IVLA eighth grade grads. I love IVLA because I can do what I love at the same time as doing [...]

2806, 2016

World Cultures Club

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: News|

International Virtual Learning Academy lives up to its name – we are truly an international community with students living all over the world. Our international flavor is especially appealing to high school social studies teacher, Lynnsey McGarh. Between earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, Ms. McGarh spent two years with the Peace Corps in Quito, Ecuador. She loves to explore new places and cultures. This past year, she has shared [...]

1005, 2016

Student Spotlight – Kyrene and Kaylee

By |May 10th, 2016|Categories: News|

Our students at IVLA represent such a great variety of skills, talents, and interests. We have athletes, actors, world travelers - just to name a few. Meet Kyrene and Kaylee, two IVLA students with a unique hobby – goats! Tell us a little about this interesting pursuit. My dad is a goat breeder and my brother, sister, and I show goats year round. We travel to many places and compete. [...]

704, 2016

Teacher Spotlight – Heather Boyd

By |April 7th, 2016|Categories: News|

At IVLA, we are blessed with many amazing teachers! One such teacher, Heather Boyd, joined our IVLA faculty last year. Mrs. Boyd teaches middle school English and success coachs middle school students and was kind enough to answer some questions for us. Where were you born? The state of Illinois in America. A long time ago. What can you tell us about your family?  I have two girls, ages 8 [...]

2002, 2016

How to Choose an Online Curriculum that Fits

By |February 20th, 2016|Categories: News|

Shopping for clothes - some people love it! Others, not so much. You spot something you like, you check the price and size but before you walk out the door with a receipt in hand, you want to try it on to be sure it fits. After all, what’s more frustrating than getting those jeans home and finding out you’ll have to take them back! Clothing only works when it [...]

302, 2016

Starting Online School Mid-Year

By |February 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|

There are a number of reasons that bring students to online school mid-year. Perhaps the family is in transition or the student has academic, physical, or social needs that are better served through an online school. No matter the reason, here are a few considerations to help set your student up for success. Tips for Families Starting Online School Mid-Year Know the Teachers Soon after your student begins their courseware, you [...]

801, 2016

Steps to Success in Online School

By |January 8th, 2016|Categories: News|

Whether you are new to online school or a well-seasoned veteran, now is a good time think about what it takes to succeed in this particular educational endeavor. You can set your student up for success by following these basics steps. 4 Steps for Successful Online Learning Step 1: Plan for Success Students, their families, and their teachers need to have an agreed learning goal. It might be clear to [...]

511, 2015

6 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Online School

By |November 5th, 2015|Categories: News|

Because of their ability to provide a quality education in a flexible format, the number of online schools is growing. With public schools offering online options in addition to a number of private online schools, it can be overwhelming to choose from the numerous options available. Here are 6 questions to consider when looking into a prospective program. Following each is a brief description of IVLA’s approach each question. [...]

2910, 2015

Equip: Unique Online Christian School Experience

By |October 29th, 2015|Categories: News|

Recognizing the need for an online Christian school experience, International Virtual Learning Academy has started a program called Equip. This program is important to me because I feel that one of the greatest gifts we can instill in our children is love for our amazing God and His Son.  It is imperative, in all areas of our lives, whether personal, educational or work-related, to keep Christ as our central focus. [...]

2010, 2015

5 Benefits of Online School

By |October 20th, 2015|Categories: News|

Attending an online school, like International Virtual Learning Academy, is going to school at home, but not the same as homeschool. “What a second!” you say. “That’s just semantics! School-at-home is the same as homeschool, isn’t it?!” Well, not exactly. For both, students can work at their own pace in an environment determined by the family and that is about the extent of the similarities.  (IVLA has an exceptional feature [...]

1510, 2015

Online School Socialization: The Benefits of IVLA Homeroom

By |October 15th, 2015|Categories: News|

For parents of students that attend an online school, socialization is often a big concern. Online learning today doesn’t have to be lonely and isolated, especially for students that participate in our IVLA homeroom! Meeting twice a month, homeroom provides the opportunity for students to meet together with a teacher in a secure online classroom. […]

608, 2015

IVLA Explores Nevada Voucher Program

By |August 6th, 2015|Categories: News|

IVLA Explores Participation in the New Nevada Voucher Program Nevada state legislature recently passed SB No. 302 – School Voucher/Education Savings Program Bill.  It was signed by Governor Brian Sandoval and is slated to launch January 2016. Students attending Nevada public schools for at least 100 consecutive days are eligible to apply for the program.  If a student is approved for the grant program, an Education Savings Account (ESA) is [...]

608, 2015

IVLA Student is Tennessee Golf Association’s Player of the Year

By |August 6th, 2015|Categories: News|

Ashley is a student with International Virtual Learning Academy, an online private school.  The educational choice allows Ashley to schedule her learning around her practice and tournament schedules.   She is able to play golf several hours a day when the weather is best.  On days that are less inclement, she can spend more time on school work.   Because IVLA is an online school, she has access to her [...]

3107, 2015

NCAA Approved Online School

By |July 31st, 2015|Categories: News|

IVLA Prepares Students for College – Both in the Classroom and on the Court and Field International Virtual Learning Academy excels in serving students from a variety of backgrounds. We have actors, musicians, traveling families and military families.  We also have athletes. To better serve athletes, IVLA pursued NCAA approval. Considering the rigorous requirements to be an NCAA approved online school, IVLA is proud of this accomplishment and happy to [...]

1707, 2015

IVLA Now Offers Online Christian School Program – New Option

By |July 17th, 2015|Categories: News|

International Virtual Learning Academy’s EQUIP program is designed to serve families seeking a Bible-based education by offering students grades K-12 an online Christian school experience. Once enrolled in IVLA, a fully accredited private online school staffed by certified and highly qualified teachers, students can apply for the EQUIP program. EQUIP offers families a unique blend of a homeschool setting with the structure of a Christian school.  EQUIP emphasizes - Scholarship - [...]

1607, 2015

Early Bird Enrollment – $25 Amazon Gift Card Offer

By |July 16th, 2015|Categories: News|

Terms & Conditions: Offer Details: This offer entitles customers to receive (1) $25 Amazon Downloadable Gift Card after purchasing a one (1) year Full Time (4 or more credits) Enrollment per student, in the International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA) by August 15, 2015. IVLA is a fully accredited Online Private School Grades K-12 and offers 600+ courses to choose from.   How It Works: If you’ve chosen the IVLA Full [...]

2805, 2015

Senate Approves Bills for Private School Vouchers

By |May 28th, 2015|Categories: News|

The Nevada Senate narrowly passed a bill on Wednesday paying approximately $5,000 to any family who pulls their child out of public school to attend private or home school. Marking one of the nation's most extreme shifts toward school choice, Senate Bill 302 gives Nevada families unprecedented control over the state's taxpayer money used to educate their children. Any parent could either keep their children in public school or leave [...]

2005, 2015

A Student Makes the World His Classroom

By |May 20th, 2015|Categories: News|

International Virtual Learning Academy is committed to providing excellent academics. In addition, our flexible format means our students can pursue a variety of interests and even careers. We are pleased to count actors, athletes and musicians among our IVLA family. Here is an autobiographical sketch from one of our students. Online school allows him to travel; enhancing his education as nothing else can! Hello my name is Christian. One of [...]

1804, 2015

IVLA Student, Ashley Gilliam, Places in National Golf Finals

By |April 18th, 2015|Categories: News|

IVLA Student, Ashley Gilliam, a 13 year old from Tennessee, goes out to play every day – play golf that is!  Ashley, who has been playing golf since she was 6, spends several hours a day on the greens. “I love the competitive feeling of me versus the course,” says this ambitious middle school athlete who dreams of playing golf in college and perhaps a professional golf career. No doubt [...]

304, 2015

March Reading Rewards Winners

By |April 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|

These students will receive $25 for their participation in Reading Rewards.  Reading Rewards is a program to encourage our students to read.  Students can log their reading time and earn virtual badges.  Participation in Reading Rewards is 5% of each student’s Language Arts grade. Happy Reading, Everyone!

3103, 2015

In The News: NCAA Approved Homeschool Programs from IVLA

By |March 31st, 2015|Categories: News|

Henderson, NV – 2015 – International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA), a fully-accredited online private school headquartered in Henderson, Nevada, has earned National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) approval for use of the Apex Learning program for high school athletes interested in playing with NCAA teams in college. IVLA now offers a complete NCAA approved homeschool curriculum for students seeking to fulfill their NCAA eligibility requirements. “We are proud to be among [...]

2003, 2015

5 Things to Look for In Online School Courses

By |March 20th, 2015|Categories: News|

In this “point and click” world, it can be overwhelming to process all the possibilities literally right at our fingertips!  Options in online school courses are no exception.  So how does a family narrow down the selection when it seems the sky’s the limit for online learning options? At IVLA we have been helping families to choose just the right curriculum for 10 years.  Here are helpful questions to ask [...]

303, 2015

IVLA Students Have This to Say about Online School

By |March 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|

We often tout the benefits of International Virtual Learning Academy, our private online school staffed by highly qualified teachers. Parents tell us they appreciate the ability to choose from various curricula and the interaction with success coachs. But what about the students? What do they have to say about their experience at IVLA? A few of our student had this to say – Learning At Home is Something to Celebrate [...]

1102, 2015

What I Love About IVLA – By Sarah B

By |February 11th, 2015|Categories: News|

Yes, it’s almost time for hearts and Valentines! In December we challenged our students to share some thoughts about being a student at International Virtual Learning Academy and they had plenty of love to share! Here is what one student had to say - What I Love About IVLA By Sarah B. Studying at IVLA is fun, fast and efficient! I have been a student at IVLA for a long [...]

1102, 2015

January 2015 Reading Rewards Winners

By |February 11th, 2015|Categories: News|

“The greatest gift is a passion for reading.” -Elizabeth Hardwick. At International Virtual Learning Academy, we strive to nurture this greatest of all gifts – a passion for reading. To do so, we introduced the Reading Rewards program this year.  Students log onto and track the number of minutes as well as which books they have read.  As they read more and more, they earn virtual badges.  Parents can [...]

2301, 2015

IVLA Goes the Distance – Distance Learning

By |January 23rd, 2015|Categories: News|

6 Distance Learning Programs to Meet a Variety of Needs Isn’t it great to find someone who is willing to go the distance? Whether it is a sales associate who goes out of their way to help you or a friend who sticks by your side, it is refreshing to find someone who can step up and meet a need. International Virtual Learning Academy, our private, accredited online school, strives [...]

801, 2015

Need a New Alternative for the New Year? Try School Online!

By |January 8th, 2015|Categories: News|

As common as “Auld Lang Syne” is the practice of thinking back over the past year and looking ahead to the new.  Thinking back gives us perspective on how things are going.  Whether habits, clothes, or time commitments, we decide what worked well for us and what needs to change.  The New Year is fresh with new possibilities! Perhaps you’ve thought back about your child’s school year and have concluded [...]

412, 2014

Congratulations November Readers

By |December 4th, 2014|Categories: News|

Congratulations, Readers!! Reading Rewards is a new program at IVLA to encourage our students to read, read, read! This simple program involves students going to and logging the number of minutes they have read. Participation in Reading Rewards is 5% of the English grade. To encourage student participation, we will select three students each month who have logged their reading time – one student from each level. These students [...]

2511, 2014

IVLA Teachers are a Thankful Bunch!!

By |November 25th, 2014|Categories: News|

“For what are you thankful?” is the inquiry flying about this time of year.  Here is how a few of our IVLA teachers answered this timely question ~ I am thankful to be part of a school that give students an opportunity to learn in a different learning environment than a traditional public school. Having taught in the public school system for 16 years, I see so many students that [...]

110, 2014

Which of the Top Three Online Learning Myths Is Keeping You From Getting Started with IVLA?

By |October 1st, 2014|Categories: News|

Myth #1: - Employers won’t recognize my homeschool online diploma False.  It used to be popular knowledge that a non-public or non-private school diploma was the same as homeschooling and that, because most homeschool instruction was done by stay-at-home moms, your diploma was only as good as your mother’s teaching skills. Over the past ten years, IVLA has revised popular knowledge about homeschooling. IVLA is proud to offer the best [...]

2409, 2014

Virtual Academy, Real Learning Community

By |September 24th, 2014|Categories: News|

IVLA’s Mentor Program Connects Students Online learning is on the rise as homeschool families embrace this powerful educational medium.  Schools as well are seeing the benefits of online curriculum as the blended learning model gains traction.  After all, online curriculum is research-proven, engaging, and readily accessible.  What’s not to love?! Well, it can be lonely.  One student in front of one computer is very effective for learning, but . . [...]

2908, 2014

School Closed August 30-September 1 for Labor Day

By |August 29th, 2014|Categories: News|

International Virtual Learning Academy will be closed from August 30th through September 1st in Observance of Labor Day.   We will reopen Tuesday, September 2nd.  Orders will be accepted during the holiday and will be processed on the 2nd.

2308, 2014

Early Enrollment – $50 Amazon Gift Card

By |August 23rd, 2014|Categories: News|

Time is running out on our Early Enrollment $50 Amazon Gift Card promotion.  To qualify, you must enroll by August 31st. For full offer details, please visit this page.

2208, 2014

Welcome Baby Eliza!

By |August 22nd, 2014|Categories: News|

International Virtual Learning Academy is pleased to announce the arrival of Baby Eliza!  This sweet bundle makes her debut as daughter of our very own Andrea Gardner and her husband, Levi.  Mrs. Gardner joined our IVLA family this year as a middle school and high school science teacher and success coach.  After her maternity leave, she will be  back doing what the IVLA family does best - helping kids learn! Congratulations, Andrea and [...]

1408, 2014

New Website

By |August 14th, 2014|Categories: News|

To better serve you, International Virtual Learning Academy has redesigned our website.



IVLA now has an official National Honor Society Chapter!

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