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    School City of Mishawaka recognizes that most students find academic and social success best through in-person learning. We understand that every student has a distinct learning style and online learning may be the best fit for a student to find success. The Cavemen Academy of Virtual Excellence serves as a school choice option for families to maintain a connection with School City of Mishawaka while selecting a learning option that offers flexibility paired with comprehensive supports to ensure students are equipped to achieve their educational goals.

    maroon outline of laptop and document FLEXIBILITY



    Students benefit from the flexibility of an online learning program and the unique opportunities provided by School City of Mishawaka.

    • Graduates earn a Mishawaka High School diploma, that could include 9-12 diploma Track for Core 40 or Academic Honors diploma
    • Students are provided flexible class times outside typical school hours, a high-quality curriculum, and teacher support
    • Students receive individualized guidance and support from the Cave Coach, Principal, and Counselor
    • Live tutoring support available 24/7
    • Options for Advanced Placement
    • Students may participate in school-sponsored activities, clubs, sports, field trips, and social events, such as school dances
    • Students who elect a hybrid option may participate as in-person students for 1-2 select courses at their home school. Approved courses include band, orchestra and choir for John Young Middle School and Pathway Courses requiring hands-on or lab time, World Languages, yearbook, band, orchestra, and choir at Mishawaka High School


    • Participate in competitive activities (not provided by School City of Mishawaka)
      • Travel ball clubs
      • Track and field
      • Dance and cheer
      • Martial arts and gymnastics

    • Are a military family
      • Your family stationed locally, but parent(s) travel abroad

    • Have medical concerns
      • Short- or long-term independent study for temporary injuries or medical issues

    • Are seeking alternative educational options
      • Have withdrawn to a virtual school
      • Live outside of the district who desire a quality School City of Mishawaka education without physically attending a school building
      • Are in need of a short- or long-term alternative to an in-person school setting (e.g. awaiting disciplinary hearing, long-term travel, personal circumstances, etc.)
      • Are in need of credits or accelerated progress toward graduation

    Our online learning program provides an integrated, team-based system of support.

    Student and Family Support
    Mishawaka staff will work closely with students and their families to regularly communicate progress to promote academic success. A designated School Counselor along with the Cavemen Academy of Virtual Excellence Administrator will oversee placement of students, course schedules and provide social and emotional learning support. All students will be assigned a Caveman Coach specifically tasked with monitoring student progress on independently paced work.

    Curriculum & Programming
    The Cavemen Academy of Virtual Excellence is partnering with a third-party vendor, Edmentum, to provide staffing and curriculum for our students. EdOptions Academy (Edmentum) grades 7-12 is taught by Indiana certified teachers who utilize Edmentum’s catalog of over 400 courses that meet the graduation needs of students regardless of diploma path. Edmentum’s curriculum provides a learning experience that is based on real-world skills and aligned to state and national standards. This rigorous and engaging content is designed to meet each child at his or her proficiency level through the use of media-rich and interactive experiences.

    Please feel contact 574-254-7720 or email cave@mishawaka.k12.in.us with any questions regarding the Cavemen Academy of Virtual Excellence.

    If you have a child in grade 7-12 that is ready to begin their online education at the Cavemen Academy of Virtual Excellence, click either the transfer request button if you live within the boundaries of School City of Mishawaka and your child is currently enrolled at John Young Middle School or Mishawaka High School or the non-resident enrollment button if you live outside the boundaries of School City of Mishawaka to register online today.

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