About Bridges Virtual Academy
Bridges Virtual Academy (BVA) is a K4-12 virtual charter school that serves students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. We are a public, accredited school for students who live in the state of Wisconsin. BVA began in 2012 and has continued to educate students virtually for over 10 years! Students can enroll at the preschool (4-year-old) level if their district also offers that corresponding grade level. Kindergarten through 12th grade is available to all students.
The mission of Bridges Virtual Academy is to provide a personalized, virtual education program that develops students into skilled, independent learners.
Bridges Virtual Academy develops students into skilled, independent learners by
Utilizing innovative instructional processes
Maximizing learning opportunities available to each student
Fostering supportive and collaborative relationships with parents for student success
Creating community connections within the school and locally
Supporting a variety of academic enrichment activities
Effectively using technology
Customizing resources to fit the unique needs of the student
We will create an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) for each student. During this process, teachers work with students and parents to develop the educational plan, with consideration of the individual student’s academic level, learning style and needs.
We will provide multiple learning pathways for students and a structure that allows for differentiation and increased depth of knowledge in all curricular areas, enabling students to explore and participate in unique learning opportunities.
We will personalize instruction in order to allow students to achieve and demonstrate deeper learning, increased academic achievement and continued development as independent learners.
We are committed to a culture of continuous improvement and professional development of our staff, we work to provide innovative academic instruction, to create relationships, to ensure access to technological tools and to support individualized academic enrichment.
A Culture of Partnership
We are committed to creating connections for students with teachers, parents and the community to engage a foundation of support in the educational process. We value and support students in the building of relationships that expand individuals. The commitment of the community in the educational process directly increases the success of the student.
What is a virtual charter school?
According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's website, "virtual charter school is defined in Wis. Stats. § 115.001 (16) as 'a charter school under contract with a school board under s. 118.40 in which all or a portion of the instruction is provided through means of the Internet, and the pupils enrolled in and instructional staff employed by the school are geographically remote from each other.'” You can find more information HERE.