Elementary School Academics
Curriculum that Sparks the Joy of Learning
At Iowa Virtual Academy (IAVA), we believe all students should wake up excited to learn, and that true learning starts by calling out to the innate curiosity in each child and sparking the excitement of discovery.
A Strong Foundation for Your Child's Academic Journey
The elementary curriculum focuses on developing fundamental skills and teaching the key knowledge building blocks that each student needs to master the major subject areas, meet state standards, and complete more advanced coursework. Our personalized approach means students can go as fast or slow as they need to.
Bringing Lessons to Life
Lessons come alive with a rich mixture of online and hands-on materials including interactive animations; printed books with beautiful illustrations and narrative; original music and videos; and materials for hands-on experiments.*
Lessons are followed by formal and informal assessments, so you can be sure that your child has mastered a concept before moving on. Built-in planning and progress tools make it easy to stay on track. And with hundreds of lessons per subject, students can dive deeply into areas of interest.
Throughout our K–5 courses, you'll find repeated themes that build on the previous grade's teaching and weave an ever-richer tapestry of knowledge. That means your child may be reading literature from the same time period as the art or history lesson being studied. A story about a king who lost his wife and built a monument to her dovetails with an examination of the architecture and history of the Taj Mahal.
Explore Our Courses
View our Elementary Courses Overview for information on the courses offered at each grade level. [PDF]
For the full list of K12 courses or to download the catalog, view the elementary school course list .**
*Course materials vary by course. Please check with IAVA staff to see what offline course materials are provided.
**The K12 K–5 course descriptions are a complete list of the K–5 courses that K12 provides. While IAVA offers a comprehensive selection of courses, not every K12 K–5 course is available to IAVA students. Information on specific courses are provided upon enrollment. For details, please ask your Personal Admissions Liaison (PAL) during the enrollment process.