Arkansas Virtual Academy Celebrates Start of New School Year

-- Statewide online public school offers tuition-free individualized education --

Aug 13, 2015, 11:44 ET from Arkansas Virtual Academy

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkansas Virtual Academy (ARVA), a tuition-free, online public school option, welcomes new and returning students for the 2015-2016 academic year. ARVA accepts students from across the state of Arkansas and takes an individualized approach to learning, combining online instruction and hands-on curriculum with the support of Arkansas-licensed teachers and an active school community.

"As we work in partnership with parents we must be continually mindful of the unique needs of each student to successfully support and guide our students toward academic growth and high achievement," said Scott Sides, Head of School at Arkansas Virtual Academy. "Through the virtual model, we focus on the individual student and continue to be steadfast in our commitment to our students and to their families."

ARVA will serve students in grades K-11 for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year; adding twelfth grade in 2016-2017.  Students who enroll in ARVA receive an individualized education experience, designed to let students find the learning style that works best for them.

"I love having the support of ARVA teachers who work with me to help my kids learn," said Shannon Parsons of Centerton, Ark., whose five children are enrolled in Arkansas Virtual Academy. "I am able to be there and watch as they learn and grow, while feeling confident that they're getting the academic instruction they need from professional teachers."

ARVA provides courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music for students in grades K-8, while the high school program offers students a growing number of, elective and Advanced Placement® courses.   Students use web-based lessons and hands-on instructional materials that are shipped to their home.

To celebrate the start of its 8th school year, ARVA will host back-to-school events in communities across the state. Families interested in the program are invited to attend and learn more from teachers, students and parents.  Upcoming events include:

  • Jonesboro Barnes & Noble, September 4th, 12pm-3pm, 3000 E Highland Dr Ste 410
  • Fayetteville Barnes & Noble, September 11th, 12pm-3pm, 4144 College Ave
  • North Little Rock Barnes & Noble, September 25th, 12pm-3pm, 4000 McCain Blvd.

A complete list of the upcoming events and information on how to enroll in ARVA can be found at http://arva.k12.com.

About Arkansas Virtual Academy

Arkansas Virtual Academy is a full-time online public school serving students in grades K through 11. As part of the Arkansas public school system, ARVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about ARVA, visit http://arva.k12.com.

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SOURCE Arkansas Virtual Academy