California Virtual Academy at Sonoma
- Public, Online, Charter
- SIMI VALLEY, CA
California Virtual Academy at Sonoma Reviews
Rating 3.48 out of 5 29 reviews
I enrolled at CAVA for the 2020-2021 school year and I wish I enrolled sooner. The staff and teachers are very adamant about tracking student's progress and keeping them on track. The teachers really care about individual students and want you to achieve your goal.
Personally, I have anxiety and had a lot of struggles with a public Brick and Mortar School. Attending an online school with great teachers has helped a lot with my mental health and has erased all of the struggles. California Virtual Academy has also given me a lot of time to do things I want to pursue in.
I love my online school! This school allows be to excel in what I am good at and help me in areas that I struggle in. The teachers are amazing and easy to contact. The class connects help me to really understand the lessons. With this online school I also can create my own schedule which is a huge plus. Overall this school is amazing.
I love CAVA because it gives me the flexibility I need in my life and has taught me how to manage my time well and become independent.
I loved the concept of being able to work at my own pace and on my own schedule. This allowed me, personally, to have a job, pursue a career in the entertainment business, and go to school. It also taught me a lot about independence. I think having different independent and more dependent paths was an excellent idea to add on.
I chose to switch to online school for a variety of reasons. I went to your traditional brick-and-mortar school until the 10th grade, and it stopped being compatible with my life. I would breakout in stress hives, constantly bite my nails, and burdened myself with an immense amount of pressure about everything I had graded; those were just a few reasons. I heard about online schooling from a commercial, and fell in love with it's individual learning plan, how you can learn your way, on your own schedule, and have support from teachers in your area that care. I had been brushed off numerous times at my previous school that it was a relief to finally have teachers who want to listen. It has many other benefits as well, and I could not have made a better choice for myself.
I've had good, quick response from teachers.
I would only go back to this school because it gave me the opportunity to work and do theatre while going to school.
There was little to no involvement with counselors and teachers and little to no communication between the school and the students.
The academics were so so, they would have been better were they to have more diverse views in the courses.
It was like pulling chicken teeth to get help from anyone, as in impossible.
Since it was an online school it had very few extracurricular programs. The only one I can remember was the newsletter crew, yeah... that was a major bust.
Some teachers were better than others. My Econ teacher was amazing. My homeroom teacher was embarrassingly awful at her job.
Some of the teacher at this school do not understand computers at all... seeing as this is an online school I think that this is a problem.
The only issues we ever had were on the communication board for students. We didn't have the freedom to use the language we chose and certain topics were viewed as off-limits. Overall, everyone was pretty accepting, but topics concerning race, sexual identity, and ethnic concerns were never really addressed in a classroom setting.
The AP courses were great, but for standard courses, unless you had a really enthusiastic instructor, it was up to you to teach yourself. The workload and curriculum, however, was reasonable in most general-ed courses.
I'm struggling, but it's for personal reasons, not due to my school's influence on my high school experience. Overall, my high school experience taught me to be self motivated and independent, which has driven me to succeed.