About Our School

We Are NCAA-Approved 

Iowa Virtual Academy (IAVA) is recognized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which enables our students to select courses that count toward the academic requirements needed to become a college athlete.

IAVA is an online schooling option that allows students to complete their coursework anywhere. As an NCAA-approved online public school, we proudly stand by our athletes and guide them toward academic and athletic success throughout high school and beyond.

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The NCAA is an organization dedicated to the well-being and success of college athletes. The NCAA comprises several member schools that award nearly $3.5 billion in athletic scholarships yearly and provide vast support to help student-athletes graduate.

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generally has the largest student body, athletics budgets, and number of athletic scholarships.

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tends to focus more on academic achievement and service to the community.

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maintains participation in a competitive athletics environment that still pushes academic excellence.

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NCAA schools require college-bound student-athletes to build a strong foundation of high school courses to prepare them for the academic expectations in college. IAVA is recognized by the NCAA and offers various courses that can count toward the 16 NCAA-approved courses required to become a college athlete.* 

Student-athletes must also graduate from high school and earn a minimum GPA.

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*Not all courses at IAVA count as NCAA core courses. Remedial classes and classes completed through credit-by-exam are not considered NCAA core courses.