Idaho Virtual Academy

10:04 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Idaho's Largest Charter School Confirms It Outsourced Student Papers To India

Credit Shane Pope / Flickr Creative Commons

Idaho Virtual Academy is the state’s largest public charter school with more than 3,000 students. IDVA contracts with for profit company K12 Inc. for its curriculum and management. In 2007, K12 sent student essays from several schools to India to be edited. We now know that Idaho Virtual Academy was one of those schools.

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Online Charter Schools
12:48 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Seven Key Points About K12 Inc And Idaho Virtual Academy

The Bell family in Kuna has converted their living room into a school where the kids attend Idaho Virtual Academy.
Credit Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) is one of Idaho’s 48 charter schools and one of seven online charters run by for-profit companies. As we've reported this week IDVA is Idaho’s largest public school, bigger than most of the state’s school districts. Idaho taxpayers fund it and it’s managed by K-12 Inc. headquartered in Virginia.

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Online Charter Schools
10:19 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Idaho’s Largest Charter School Escapes Much Of The Criticism Aimed At Corporate Partner

Wyatt Bell is now in 7th grade at a traditional middle school.
Adam Cotterell Boise State Public Radio

There’s a room off the Bell family kitchen in Kuna where alphabet letters march above the fireplace and multiplication tables hang on cubicle dividers.  This is where 6th grader Wyatt Bell watches a video lecture on algebra. He’s one of about 3,000 students of Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA).

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3:30 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Content Provider For Idaho’s Largest Charter School Fares Poorly In New Study

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Editor's Correction:  We originally reported that K12 owns Idaho Virtual Academy. This was reflected in the original headline and in the first paragraph. "The company that owns Idaho’s largest charter school has a weak academic record.This is not correct. K12 does not own Idaho Virtual Academy but it does provide lesson materials.

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