MIDWEST CITY, Okla., March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA), a tuition-free, online public school serving students in grades K-12, is welcoming families to enroll for the 2016-2017 school year. OVCA is a public charter school authorized by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board and is open to all students who reside in Oklahoma. OVCA offers online instruction, hands-on curriculum and the support of state-licensed teachers to cultivate an individualized education for each student.
"At OVCA, we are committed to inspiring and preparing all of our children to achieve academic success," said Sheryl Tatum, head of school of OVCA. "The partnership between families, teachers and students creates a learning environment ideal for educational success."
The online curriculum used at OVCA is rigorous and engaging, including courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as over 160 elective and Advanced Placement® courses for high school students. College- or career-minded students can choose from a broad range of profession-focused courses in order to gain a competitive edge for the future, discover their path after high school or explore a possible college major.
Courses are delivered online with the support of a state-certified teacher and students receive a diploma at graduation. In addition to a range of extracurricular activities and an academic program designed to challenge advanced learners, students also have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school through OVCA and local community colleges. In 2015, OVCA graduates headed to colleges and universities such as the University of Tulsa, East Central University and the University of Oklahoma.
"OVCA changed the way I looked at my education," said Madison Brown, OVCA student and competitive drag racer. "I no longer feel like I am limited in what I can learn. I can push myself to take as hard of classes as I want and still am able to travel across the country to drag race competitively."
During the enrollment period OVCA will be conducting online and in-person information sessions throughout the state. Interested families are encouraged to attend to meet teachers, staff and other families and to learn more about the award-winning online curriculum provided by K12.
For more information on OVCA and the enrollment process, please visit http://ovca.k12.com/.
About Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy
Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA) is an accredited, full-time online public school authorized by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board and serving Oklahoma students in grades K through 12. As part of the Oklahoma public school system, OVCA 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 OVCA, visit http://ovca.k12.com/
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