Florida Virtual Academy Receives an A for the 2006-07 Academic Year

Jul 02, 2007, 01:00 ET from Florida Virtual Academy

    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