• 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

    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
    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
    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.