The Council Bluffs Community School District Virtual Academy provides students with access to real-time and on-demand instruction in grades K-12. All courses are taught by licensed teachers utilizing the Council Bluffs Community School District’s curriculum and the Iowa Academic Standards. Students in Virtual Academy have access to a broad range of both core subject area content and elective courses utilizing the district's Google Classroom course management system and Google Meet for real-time instruction
All students are issued a district-owned Chromebook which passes all activity through the district's internet filter. Additionally, in partnership with the Council Bluffs Wi-Fi Consortium, more than 80% of residents in Council Bluffs have access to the largest free outdoor open wi-fi connection in the United States. Those residents not in range are provided reduced fee internet access through a partnership with Cox Communications. A weekly flash-drive pick up program is also available for students to access all course content in Google Classroom offline and submission of tasks.
Please contact your child's school if you have any questions about the Vitual Academy.
- All students, regardless of individual circumstances, deserve access to high-quality instruction provided by a high-qualified teacher.
- All students will be part of a classroom community, where purposeful interaction and collaboration are integral to the learning process.
DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION
Calendar & Schedule
Students will follow the Council Bluffs Community School District Academic Calendar and will follow the schedule of their assigned classroom (elementary) or daily schedule as provided by the school counselor (secondary).
All students will access coursework in Google Classroom. A combination of Google Meet to observe “live” instruction and pre-recorded videos will be used to engage students in instruction. All Google Meets will be recorded and posted to Google Classroom for access by students. Teachers will have use of Owl video-conferencing cameras to assist in capturing interaction among students for those attending virtually.
Special Education Services
Students will receive specially designed instruction with input from the student’s IEP team appropriate for virtual instruction.