How To Enroll
The Open Enrollment window for the 2018–2019 school year is now closed. However, we may still accept applications for:
- Students entering school for the first time as a Kindergarten student, up until September 1, 2018
- Students in grades 1–12 who meet one of the conditions specified in section 18 of the Iowa Department of Education’s Open Enrollment application
If you meet one of the above criteria, please follow the steps below to submit your application.
1. Submit Open Enrollment Application
Parents must submit the Iowa Department of Education's (IDE) Open Enrollment Application digitally via DocuSign. A copy of this completed form will automatically be submitted to Clayton Ridge Community District and to the email address you provided on your application.
2. Mail completed Open Enrollment Application to Resident District
You must then print the completed copy of your Open Enrollment Application and mail it to your resident school district. After completing the digital application above, you may access a signed version to print out by clicking on the 'Show Document' link. You will also receive a confirmation email from DocuSign which includes a link to your completed, signed application.
Resident District – Mail Only
Send your application(s) by standard post. To find the correct mailing address, go to the Iowa Department of Education’s website and refer to the Iowa Public School District Directory.
3. Create an Account
Set up a user account to start the enrollment process.
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4. Submit an Online Application
To submit an online application, you'll provide us with basic information about your student.
5. Complete the Admissions Process
To complete the admissions process, you'll provide more detailed information about your student, submit necessary documentation and fulfill any additional requirements related to your student's enrollment.
6. Complete Admissions Call and Final Documentation
All families will participate in an Admissions Call with an Enrollment Consultant. You may also have additional steps to complete depending on your student's individual situation. If this applies to you, you will be notified and instructed on how to complete them.
7. Receive Official Approval
To complete the admissions process, you'll provide more detailed information about your student, submit necessary documentation and fulfill any additional requirements related to your student's enrollment. Upon successful completion of the above steps and approval of your Open Enrollment application, your student will be approved in our school. Please check your email for important information regarding your student's approval and how to access the Online School.
Thank you for your interest in Iowa Virtual Academy! We look forward to you and your family joining our school community soon.