JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Florida Virtual students from across the state are heading back to school today. Rather than heading to the bus stop, students are logging on to their computers to access the virtual school program provided by K12 Inc. through the Florida Virtual Academy (FLVA) -- the state's top-scoring K-8 public virtual school. FLVA is an innovative, tuition-free public school in which students work at home with a parent or other responsible adult to receive instruction and guidance from certified public school teachers who operate remotely. "Teachers, students and their families are all eager for the school year to begin," says Patty Beitler, FLVA Head of School. "We had an extremely successful school year. Not only did our students score above state average in most categories, our school was also given an 'A' grade by the Department of Education. FLVA offers a flexible curriculum that helps students to really excel." The K12-developed curriculum covers traditional subjects of Math, Language Arts/English, Science, History, Art and Music. Over the past couple weeks, FLVA students have been receiving boxes full of traditional education materials shipped to their home. Items included books, workbooks, classical stories, science supplies, maps, art books, instruments, music CDs and more. Students, parents and teachers access daily lessons, progress and planning tools and assessments through the K12 Online School. To access the learning program, students receive a computer and printer on loan from the school. Florida Virtual Academy is a tuition-free online public school serving students across the state in grades K-8. FLVA gives students the curriculum, tools, and support they need to receive a high-quality, well-rounded education in their home, on the road, or wherever learning needs to happen. All students are assigned to a state-certified teacher and receive an individualized learning program designed to meet their personal education needs. FLVA offers families an innovative public education option that includes a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum and full academic services FLVA uses the learning program designed by K12 Inc., a leading provider of high quality curriculum and academic services to schools across the country. Students who enroll in FLVA receive a computer, monitor, printer, access to the K12 Online School, lessons, assessments, books, materials, planning and progress tools, and much more. Since FLVA is a public school, it is tuition- free for all residents of Florida. FLVA provides a unique education opportunity where students, teachers and parents work in an education partnership, and where each child receives the tools, attention, and resources needed to receive the highest quality education. There are FLVA students and teachers from all across the state. If you are interested in speaking with an FLVA parent and teacher in your local area as they begin school, contact Patty Beitler at 904.721.0035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Florida Virtual Academy