California Virtual Academy at Los Angeles
- Public, Online, Charter
- SIMI VALLEY, CA
California Virtual Academy at Los Angeles Reviews
Rating 3.98 out of 5 176 reviews
It's definitely liberating to see so much diversity and honesty the school holds. It 's easy and simple and gets straight to the point of finding your classes, it sets up the times for you, and the teachers all love their students and keep in contact with one another making sure that they are doing well.
It's challenging at first to get used to online classes, but after you get used to that, its a great school.
K-12 was such an amazing online high school. It gave me the opportunity to learn from home but have the ability to keep in contacted with all my teacher and even other classmates. I grew to love my education and they always made it so fun and comfortable. There is always room for improvement so maybe encouraging students to participate more will help students stay focused.
I loved the experience of online high school with CAVA. It really prepared me for college and taught me to be more independent. You do get a lot of support from teachers and it's nice to do work on your own at your pace, within deadlines.
I have been going to this school for 5 years now and I think that the school has its pros and cons. a pro is that the teachers can really lovely, but a con is that it is not very hands-on. I have had teachers that have been very rude and others that have been very nice, when you get done with school you need to make sure you have everything done because if not they will contact your parents immediately, so it is very important to be on top of your work. another problem that I have encountered is that the grading system can be unfair in some aspects but other than that is an OK school I do not recommend it if you like to be around friends because you will not have that type of exposure unless you are in activities outside of the school.
I had a very good experience at this school. I learned a lot and did things I might not have ever done if I stayed in a regular school. It also gave me the opportunity to do more things outside of school. Like get a job which taught me how to be responsible and how to deal with money.
I personally really enjoyed how flexible this school is able to be. It is at your own pace witch is nice considering most schools and classes move at a standard pace. It's easy to get in contact with teachers and concealers. They also make it much easier to see your graduation plan shown out for you. I truly enjoyed and licked this school the only thing I would change would be more interactive classes. Because it is a online school you have online video call classes but with the program they use its just a teacher talking and a screen it would be nice to be more interactive with other students. Other than this small issue for me personally I really like this way of schooling it makes it to where I am the one who has control over how I want and chose to learn. I love this idea of schooling and am glad I switched. I do miss the actual class environment but I feel this can be changed by using a different video call program. But I enjoy this school and think its a great way to learn.
California Virtual Academy has been a life-changing school for me. Before I attended CAVA, I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and was not physically able to attend school. Around the same time, a student in the class above me was threatening my life and it was no longer safe for me to attend school. I was at a loss of where to go. After doing a home-hospital assistance program with my high school for a semester, I signed up for CAVA. This school allowed me to not only continue my high school education smoothly despite the circumstances, but granted me a flexible schedule, allowed me the time to create my own business, to practice and refine my hobbies and skills, and provided me with amazing, helpful teachers. The entire staff is understanding and always there to help. This school is fantastic, and is amazing for any student who is unable to attend regular school or would like a more flexible schedule to achieve their extracurricular goals.
Cava has teachers that willingly help students that need more help within the subject and let their students interact with each other before and after class, if they have time. Students learn at their own pace and have time to learn more about themselves and find new talents along with spending quality time with family.
I had to take my son out of catholic school last fall. He took the state test with them at that time and tested average. I enrolled him in CAVA K12 in Sept. He just finished CAVA in June. He took the state STARR tests and he tested above average in ALL areas and is happy!
It is a really good school the teachers are really nice and they really try hard for you to succeed.
I loved the fact that I got to learn how to do independent learning. Although it was challenging at first, all the teacher were extremely supportive about everything and helped me through the learning process. A change I would like to see would be the "class connect" sessions, a time where we "enter" a classroom to learn from our teachers. It would be nice to be able to see all of our classmate's faces so that the session feels more interactive. I believe this will help us to pay better attention. Even so, with everything taken into consideration, k12 is just an overall amazing "homeschooling" program. The lessons provided by are relatively up-to-date in comparison to "normal" public schools. Plus they give you free equipment such as computers and microscopes. All in all, I highly recommend k12. A friendly reminder though, the first 1~2 years may or may not be hell. It all depends on the person. But it's fine after that.
California Virtual Academy is a great option for homeschooling. I have been in both brick and mortar schools and homeschooling programs and CAVA gives the best flexibility by far. As a student, you are given the flexibility to get ahead or catch up if you are behind your classes. You are still given the option to take Advanced Classes such as Honors and APs, and they do monthly fieldtrips to meet with fellow students. CAVA gives me the flexibility to attend community college as a high school student without receiving as much stress compared to going to a brick and mortar school. All my teachers are extremely kind and communicate well; they offer office hours for students to ask for help or communicate any concerns. CAVA’s staff continually strives to help you to get into your ideal college and updates you with your highschool path. Overall, with my experience with two other homeschooling programs, I would highly suggest CAVA to anyone who is looking towards the homeschooling path.
I have been with CAVA for over 6 years now. My experience has been exceptional so far. As with any school, they have their strengths and weaknesses. Courses are okay - they could do a much better job at elaborating content and offering more student participation/activities, especially for science. However, teachers are always there to help and answer questions, and they are often very caring. I don't like having to attend live sessions, though, as they are basically the same as the online lessons. I'm not sure how effective college prep is, as I'm only a sophomore, but I feel it's not thorough or individualized enough - info shared is skimmed over. My biggest con is that students aren't offered many extracurricular activities besides online clubs, which can be a problem for those seeking to go to college. In the end, what I like most is that they offer useful resources such as industry certifications, an exclusive dual enrollment program, and paid school trips.
I liked that you could work at your own pace, be that a little slower or a little faster. And you could work your school around other plans.
Great school for children to excel, learn and grow. Would highly recommend this academic program. The teachers are wonderful.
I liked CAVA's willingness to help their students and to get them to their goal. However, some of the teachers were unwilling to help the students and were overall unreliable and unhelpful.
I love CAVA! It is such an easy and basic way for me to attend class right at home. The menu bar is super easy to click on my classes to attend lessons and Class Connect Sessions. All the teachers are amazing and they personally help you learn if you are stuck or left behind. I love it very much and I am very glad I get to go to this school.
This is my first year at CAVA, I am a Senior and so far I love it. It's very different, but I like how I am able to work at my own pace (most of the time) and I don't have classes all day everyday. If you are an independent student your schedule is very diverse as well and I love that as well.
This school is a great option for students who want to try online schooling. It gives student's a more flexible schedule than brick and mortar schools. This flexibility gives students time to focus on volunteering, jobs, or other extra curricular activities. Classes are rigorous and there are many options for AP classes. There are many planned outings for CAVA students to meet up and socialize too.