The Internet Academy is a public virtual school a part of Federal Way Public Schools, approved by the Northwest Accreditation Commission and open to all students in grades K-12. Internet Academy was founded in 1996 and was the first online school in Washington state. The institution provides courses for other public schools, home-schooled students, as well as out-of-state students. Accredited diplomas, online tutors, teacher-to-student web conferencing, and online tutorial videos are also provided. There are two primary websites for Internet Academy: The main web site, which was redesigned in September 2010, provides information on the institution, including a course catalog and contact information. The support site is where student and parents log in to access courses and contact teachers within a specific course. The institution has contributed towards local and international community charities.