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This Day in History - provided by Fact Monster

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The Bill of Rights took effect with Virginia's ratification of it.
Sioux Indian chief Sitting Bull was killed by Native American police.
The French defeated the Germans in the Battle of Verdun.
The movie Gone With the Wind premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Band leader Glenn Miller disappeared in a plane crash over the English Channel.
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National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day was started in 2011 by ugly Christmas sweater lovers as a way to lighten up the busy holidays and to show off their absurdly, ugly sweaters.


NATIONAL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day has grown to be an international event. Now occurring on the third Friday of December, the celebration gives holiday lovers worldwide a chance to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters. In 2014, they partnered with Save the Children...

When Jews remember their emergence from the darkness of oppression.

Days of the Calendar: Hanukkah

The Art Contest submission period concludes on December 31, 2017 at midnight EST.

NASA Langley Student Art Contest

CALLING ALL ARTISTS, GRADES K–12! We would like to welcome you to participate in this year’s NASA Langley Research Center 2018 Student Art Contest Theme: “The Next 100 Years” Requirements: • Contest is open to all children grades K – 12 who are attending public, private, parochial .....

Learn more about how snow and weather interact.

Explore Snow Science

Let it snow! Let is snow! Let it snow! We all dream of a white Christmas, but it rarely happens here in Houston. What are the chances of it snowing again this year? And why are we so fascinated by those tiny white crystals? Join Chief Meteorologist Gene Norman in the KHOU-TV Weather Center as he exp...

An upward force called what?

How Do Airplanes Fly?

How Airplanes Are Made: Thanks to Airbus for supporting this video MinutePhysics is on Google+ - And facebook - And twitter - @minutephysics Minute Physics provides an energetic?...

In this decision he's all that mattered.

Deciding to Homeschool

Deciding to homeschool can be a tough decision. Friends of mine have made this choice for a variety of reasons including gifted, special needs, sensory issues, twice exceptional (2e), religion, finance, and location. For my family the reasons were bo...

President Franklin D. Roosevelt: "Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy"

Attack on Pearl Harbor

It is believed that 90% of homes in the United States have a microwave in them.


NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY On December 6, give one appliance in the house a little consideration. It's National Microwave Day! Quite by accident, self- taught American engineer Percy Spencer discovered a way to heat food safely with microwaves. While working with an active radar in 1945, he noticed...
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Featured Articles

Thank you, Isla!

New Youth Volunteer

Isla Matthews is 10 years old and has been enrolled with CVA since Kindergarten. She loves to read and play outside and her favorite subject is Science and anything related to animals. Isla lives close to Fort Vancouver and she is excited to be one of their new youth volunteers. She will be attendin...

Welcome to CVA!

Alternative Learning Advocates

Anna and Ian Burnett joined Columbia Virtual Academy this year. However, they are not new to the idea of online public school: these military kids have studied online since Kindergarten and have been actively advocating for school choice in the state of Virginia since 3rd grade. They enjoy the flexi...

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Attention CVA Students!

We are planning to highlight CVA students in a new video called "I am CVA". We are inviting interested CVA students to submit a short video telling us why CVA is right for them (see this flyer). In October we will select students to participate and video production will soon follow.

How many people do you know with prairie dogs as pets?

Learning all about prairie dogs

This is Mason and Max Lange's second year with CVA and they just finished the first grade in Kimber Rolfe's class. The twin boys live in Snohomish and they are using Calvert curriculum. Mason and Max studied animal habitat, ecosystems, and conservation this year. They learned all about prairie dogs…

Great job, Marta!

Amazing artwork!

Marta Lueders is an 8th grade student in Janet Mosby's class and we featured one of her writing assignments a few months ago. Marta is using Artistic Pursuits curriculum for art and we just have to show off some of her amazing artwork. Great job Marta!

Nice work, Madison!

Learning about art and the artist

Madison Brenneman is a seventh grade student in Janet Mosby's class and she is using Atelier art curriculum. A few months ago we featured Madison's poem from her reading of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and her teacher was so impressed with her art project that we had to share it with you! The…

Great job, Ocean!

A future computer art major?

Ocean Bjelkevig is a CVA student in Ann Marie Fischer's third grade class. She is using Calvert curriculum this year for her core subjects and Atelier for art. Ocean's favorite subject is art and she especially enjoys creating art on the computer. Ocean uses the Microsoft Windows Paint program to cr...

Great work, Aiden!

Future Inventor and Scientist

Aiden Black started with CVA in November 2016 with 8-10 Moving Beyond the Page curriculum. He is enjoying learning while using this curriculum. His favorite subjects are Math and Science, but he truly enjoys the Science curriculum best. This year we taught him how to use Power Point and now he wants...
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