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Now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year!! Learn more at our Virtual Open Houses on March 15 at 10 & 11AM.

Register HERE for the 10AM Elementary Session & HERE for the 11AM MS/HS Session
Learn more about how to APPLY on our Open Enrollment page!

Innovative Instruction + Flexibility + Personalization
Apply TODAY to access this tuition-free public education!

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SUCCESSFULLY EDUCATING STUDENTS VIRTUALLY SINCE 2012! 

Wisconsin's #1 K-12 Virtual Charter School!

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At Bridges Virtual Academy, we work to provide innovative academic instruction, to ensure access to technological tools, to support individualized academic enrichment, and to create relationships. We are committed to a culture of continuous improvement and growth for our students and our school!

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"Bob Ross Mt. Summit" by Lillia, BVA Student

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"Rick Astley" by Giovanna, BVA Student

The mission of Bridges Virtual Academy is to provide a PERSONALIZED, virtual education program that develops students into skilled, independent learners. Our teachers, families, and students work in partnership to create a truly personalized experience.

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School News & Media Updates

Enrollment Application for 2024-25 Now Available

The Open Enrollment application for the 2024-25 school year is open NOW on the DPI website for students at the 4K (4-year-old kindergarten), elementary, middle, and high school levels. Those who reside outside of the Merrill school district can apply...

#1 K-12 Virtual School in Wisconsin

The DPI school report cards are out, and Bridges Virtual Academy was a top performing school once again!! BVA continues to be rated as an excellent school and received the highest score...

BVA Featured at Emerging School Models Event

BVA was on display on September 28th at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a conference on emerging school models. BVA's Executive Director John Hagemeister was a featured panelist...

#1 Online High School in WI Second Year Running!!

Niche rankings are out, and Bridges Virtual Academy was AGAIN ranked as the #1 online high school in Wisconsin!! Niche, a national organization that helps students and families find the best school...

Celebrating 10 Years!!

Bridges Virtual Academy started as a virtual charter school in 2012, and we are so thankful to all the families and staff members who have been part of our story...

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