A New Kind of Online School

Optima Academy Online (OAO) redefines education. We are a virtual instruction provider (VIP) integrating virtual reality into the student experience bringing immersive, classroom-based online classes to scholars regardless of location or economic status. Our K-9 state-standards compliant online classes are offered Live and On-Demand to meet your scholar’s specific needs and completion timelines 

Why We’re Different

With our curriculum, we deliver time-tested, value centered classical liberal arts and sciences curriculum that improves the hearts and trains the minds of young people delivered through the innovative platform of virtual reality. We bring content rich online classes to all students from the comfort of their chosen learning environment.  ​With our approach to classical education, students learn about historical events, characters, stories, fables, myths, scientific facts, and mathematical proofs in the locations where these educational advances were made. We offer unique learning environments where students visit outer space, study from inside a human cell, explore ancient civilizations and great wonders of the world, and hear directly from historical figures, such as Aristotle or Abraham Lincoln, and great authors, such as C.S. Lewis and Jane Austen. 

Our Mission

The mission of Optima Academy Online is to provide an excellent, virtue-centered education using a classical curriculum, great books, and innovative content delivery in the context of a sincere and inspiring community of scholars.

Optima Academy Online uses a great books curriculum, thoughtful Socratic instruction, and our excellent faculty to inspire and inform our scholars, and we ensure that virtue is at the center of each course, unit, and lesson.  It is our goal to graduate scholars of fine moral character, with an understanding of their rights and responsibilities, the value of the life of the mind, and the rewards inherent in a fully engaged life.

We Create Courses For

Whether adding to your home learner program, supplementing your school schedule, looking for an online school alternative or wanting to experience virtual reality in a safe, fun environment, Optima Academy Online has courses for you.

Elementary School

Grades K-5

Middle School

Grades 6-8

High School

New! 9th Grade Available Fall 2023

Extracurricular Activities

VR Experiences for All
Mississippi State University College of Professional and Continuing Studies

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Why We Chose Virtual Reality

OAO is Here to Serve

  • Increased learning engagement
  • Access to world-class education for all
  • Live and on-demand instruction from teachers
  • State-standards compliant instruction
  • Immersive virtual reality (VR) classrooms
  • FAST Assessments optional
  • Flexible learning hours
  • Real interaction between students & teachers
  • Build in-person community with local meetups
  • Safe, reliable online instruction platforms

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