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Fusion Program

On-Campus & Online Kindergarten through Grade 12

Beginning in 1997, CVA pioneered an educational approach that, to our knowledge, remains unique in the United States: students spend 3 days in classes on campus and 2 days online each week, generally participating from home or our Study Center. This dynamic fusion of on-campus and online learning helps students develop collaborative skills, organizational skills, time management techniques and self-motivation. Students also learn to manage their studies using technology tools at home. During online days, a Study Center is available on campus to all students. Students can come to Study Center for all or part of the day to get support from our staff or just for a quiet place to work on their own.
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The Fusion program appeals to students and families who want the flexibility of an online program, the group interaction of an on-campus learning environment, and the personal attention that a small school can offer.

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The Fusion program curriculum emphasizes high standards, thinking skills, research strategies, and the examination of multiple perspectives.
In addition to all the core subjects, elementary students start Spanish in 6th grade and get physical education and specialist classes (Art, Music, Technology)  every day through Grade 5.
CVA Fusion students in Grades 6-8 take classes in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education every quarter. Spanish is an option for students in 7-12 grade. In addition, students get visual arts, music and technology for part of the year.
Exciting community events such as History Day, Science Fair, and the Community Service Fair give students a chance to demonstrate their independent learning. The arts nights, field days and field trips add to the experience.
CVA is committed to ensuring that all students are able to read or that they are making yearly progress to meet age and grade level skills. We work with students and families to achieve this through robust professional development for our staff and dedicated time to direct and indirect instruction. In addition, we have reading interventionists on campus to support those learners who have addintional needs to meet grade level standard.

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Students come to us for a small school experience and, in many cases, because they want a place they can be, as one parent put it, "comfortable in their own skin." While we maintain and enforce behavior expectations much like many other schools, we recognize that every student expresses themselves in different ways, and we welcome that. As a result, CVA has an environment where differences, quirks and unique characteristics are respected and enjoyed.

Students and parents comment frequently on the genuine, relaxed, respectful nature of the school. Behavior issues are rare, and students and staff all work hard to keep it that way.

The Student/Family handbook goes into greater detail about school policies and practices.