• What is Anoka-Hennepin Virtual Academy?

    Anoka-Hennepin Virtual Academy (AHVA) is a full-time online school (K-12) offered through Minnesota’s largest school district, Anoka-Hennepin. It offers a complete curriculum that meets all state graduation requirements. Best of all, students attending AHVA, in grades 11-12, have an opportunity to earn free college credit, accepted at many state colleges and universities.

    AHVA students receive support from a team of licensed education and guidance professionals. This experienced staff is committed to meeting the academic, social and post-secondary needs of each AHVA student.

    The program is approved from the Minnesota Department of Education. All Minnesota students are welcome to attend: K -12 can enroll fall 2021. For more information, visit the academic or enrollment pages.

     
    Mission and vision

    The online school will meet the needs of the 21st Century learner:

    • The online program will assess and provide relevant, rigorous curriculum that meets the postsecondary standards to assure that students are college and career ready;
    • Students will obtain the skills as needed to be globally competitive in the 21st Century workforce; and
    • Students will have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma from the Anoka-Hennepin School District entirely online. 
  • Jessica Lipa
     

    Jessica Lipa
    763-433-4001

    Jessica Lipa has worked with Anoka-Hennepin since 2000. She is currently director of Career and Technical Education (CTE), Secondary Technical Education Program (STEP) and Anoka-Hennepin Virtual Academy. Lipa has worked extensively with post-secondary institutions and local businesses to assure students receive the best real-world experiences for their exploration into careers. Lipa has also taken on the roles of career placement specialist as well as family and consumer science teacher while with Anoka-Hennepin.

     

    Greg Blodgett
     

    Greg Blodgett
    763-506-5801
     
    Greg Blodgett has been the Principal at Roosevelt Middle School in Blaine since 2005. His 3 children have attended Anoka Hennepin schools. The middle-level Virtual Academy will be taught by staff at Roosevelt and Mr. Blodgett will oversee the program. 
     

    Sheryl Ray
     

    Sheryl Ray
    763-506-2600
     
    Sheryl Ray is the principal at Franklin Elementary School in Anoka and will oversee the elementary level Virtual Academy programming.

Frequently asked questions

  • What are the benefits of learning online?

  • Online learning isn't for everyone, what type of student is this learning style best for?

  • What type of technology do students need to provide?

  • What does a AHVA online class look like?

  • Are students able to work at their own pace?

  • Will different learning styles be used to teach coursework?

  • How quickly should students expect to get answers back from teachers and/or counselors?

  • Will students be expected to visit campus?

  • Can students take extra classes to get ahead?

  • What will a student’s AHVA diploma say?

  • Will the college credits earned by students be easily transferrable?

  • Can students participate in extracurricular activities?

  • Contact us

    Anoka-Hennepin's administrative office is based at Anoka-Hennepin's Secondary Technical Education Program (STEP) Campus at 1353 W Highway 10 in Anoka, MN. Have questions, comments or concerns about Anoka-Hennepin Virtual Academy (AHVA)? Send us an email at: info@ahva.com or call 763-433-4040. A general help line is also available for AHVA students and parents at: support@ahva.com.