100 Third St NE Watford City, ND 58854


Teaching & Learning

WCVA and Virtual Learning

The district offers two modes of virtual learning.

  • Watford City Virtual Academy (WCVA) - offers comprehensive virtual education for all of McKenzie County Public School District #1 students including new students, returning students, and homeschooled students.
  • Virtual Learning Day due to Weather or Other Circumstances - accomodates education and learning for regularly scheduled in-school days when students cannot be transported safely to their school building. Information regarding this mode of virtual learning is described elsewhere (click here).

Watford City Virtual Academy (WCVA)

This academy is tailored to provide flexible K-12 learning opportunities through a robust curriculum overseen by a Bakken Area Skills Center (BASC) licensed teacher.


  • Grades offered: K-12 (K-5 students must undergo an approval process by school administsration.)
  • Benefits: WCVA-enrolled students will be able to participate in Co-curricular Activities (ex: prom, math clubs, shows, spelling bees, speech, debate, and drama). They will also be able to graduate with their class and walk in the graduation ceremony receiving their High School Diploma from Watford City.
  • Curriculum: All courses are delivered by the North Dakota Center for Distance Education (NDCDE.) Students must enroll in a minimum of five classes and have the flexibility to complete coursework anytime, anywhere.
  • Location: The BASC will be the facility used when a student's physical presence is required. Students are required on-site only for state testing, with option exam proctoring available by WCVA staff.


WCVA - Frequently Asked Questions

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