JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida
Virtual Academy (FLVA) -- the state's highest scoring K-8 online public
school -- received an "A" from the Florida Department of Education for the
2006-07 academic year.
The Florida Department of Education gives every public school an
overall grade based primarily upon student achievement data from the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). School grades are calculated
based on annual learning gains of each student toward achievement of
Sunshine State Standards, the progress of the lowest quartile of students,
and the meeting of proficiency standards.
As in previous years, the percentage of Florida Virtual Academy
students scoring proficient or higher exceeded the state averages in most
grades and subjects tested. Students also posted strong learning gains this
year. For the fourth year in a row, the Florida Virtual Academy was the
top-scoring K-8 online public school in the state.
"Receiving an 'A' is a great achievement for our school," said Patty
Beitler, Florida Virtual Academy Head of School. "I am very proud of
everyone in our school community -- the teachers, students, parents, and
administrators -- who all worked very hard for this grade. This
accomplishment demonstrates our commitment to individual student success
and overall school performance."
The Florida Virtual Academy uses the high quality and innovative
learning program developed by K12 Inc., a leading national provider of
curriculum and services to online public schools.
The Florida Virtual Academy is one of 16 statewide online public
schools in the U.S. that provide students with the K12 curriculum; three
online public schools located in major metropolitan cities also use the K12
program. The K12 curriculum is currently used by more than 25,000 students
and 700 teachers in online public schools in the U.S. Many of the nation's
top-scoring online public schools are using the K12 curriculum and school
More information on K12 can be found at http://www.k12.com.
More information on the Florida Virtual Academy can be found at
SOURCE Florida Virtual Academy