YOUR ROAD TRIP TO SUCCESS

WAUWATOSA VIRTUAL ACADEMY ONLINE ORIENTATION

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Welcome to WAUWATOSA VIRTUAL ACADEMY!

Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance to Wauwatosa Virtual Academy (WVA)! We are thrilled that you will be joining the WVA family!


As a new or returning student of WVA, you are bound to have questions. So, in an effort to make your transition from your previous school as smooth and easy as possible, we are pleased to welcome you and your parent (s) or guardian (s) to Your Road Trip to Success-Wauwatosa Virtual Academy Online Orientation!


Before you get started on your courses we ask that you follow this orientation guide and view each of the videos to complete your mandatory online orientation. This orientation is designed to help answer all of your questions and to provide you with information about our online resources, policies, and services.


In order to view the orientation guide in its entirety, please click on the guide located in your email and view it in a separate browser. Please grab a pen, print this handout, and take notes while you follow along!


Once you've completed the online orientation, you’ll be on your way to becoming a successful WVA student!

#1-PACK YOUR BAGS

It's time to pack your bags and get ready for your journey with WVA! Please watch this video to learn more about the benefits of your unique online school.


PACK YOUR BAGS

#2-Fuel Up

We know that you are ready to begin your trip, but first you need to fuel up for the journey ahead. Please watch this video about starting your courses.


Note: You will start with your Advanced Academics Student Orientation course and should attempt to finish it the first day of the semester. This course must be completed with at least a 75% final grade before additional courses will be approved.

FUEL UP

#3-CHECK YOUR MILEAGE

Now that you are cruising along, it's time to check your mileage and ensure you are making good time. Please watch this video to learn more about your expected progress and attendance in your courses.


CHECK YOUR MILEAGE

#4-STAY ON COURSE

It's easy to get distracted on your journey. Please watch this video of success tips to help make sure you stay on course.


STAY ON COURSE

TIME FOR A FEW PIT STOPS

No trip is ever easy when traveled alone. Please watch the videos below and learn more about those that are ready to support you on your journey.


#5-Local Visitor Center

You will experience many new and exciting things along your journey, but it's always good to know where you started. Your local Visitor Center is close to home and full of helpful information. Please watch this video to learn more about how the local Wauwatosa School District staff can support you.
LOCAL VISITOR CENTER

#6-MECHANIC

Occasionally you may break down. Please watch this video to learn more about how our 24/7 technical support team can help.
MECHANIC

#7-STOP FOR DIRECTIONS

You are bound to get lost along your trip. Never hesitate to stop and ask for directions. Please watch this video to learn more about how your teachers can help you find your way and get back on the road.


STOP FOR DIRECTIONS

#8-TOUR GUIDE

A tour guide will ensure you don't miss any of the sites along the way. Please watch this video to learn more about your Guidance Counselor and how she can assist in making your journey a success.


TOUR GUIDE

#9-BACK SEAT DRIVER

Your back seat driver is there to make sure you are never alone on your journey, to support and check in with you, and to help you stay on track. Please watch this video to learn more about your back seat driver aka your Student Achievement Coordinator.


BACK SEAT DRIVER
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REACH YOUR DESTINATION...SUCCESS!!!

Congratulations, you have now completed your online orientation! However, there is one final stop before you reach your destination. It's time to set some goals!


Setting goals helps increase your motivation, gives you purpose and direction, and helps you organize your time and resources. We encourage you to set academic and life goals throughout the year. To assist with this we have provided this Goal-Setting Worksheet.


After you click on the link above to access your Goal-Setting Worksheet, select file, then download, and complete it along with your parents or at home support system. Once completed, please contact your Student Achievement Coordinator to review your goals for the year.


After you've spoken with your Student Achievement Coordinator you will be ready to start your first course at WVA!

BROOKS MCMULLAN

WVA, LAST NAMES A-L

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT COORDINATOR