GREENFIELD, Mass., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield (MAVA), an accredited online public school, has opened enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year. Now starting its sixth year of operation MAVA provides students statewide in grades K-12 with a high-quality online alternative to the traditional brick and mortar school setting. By combining award-winning curriculum, hands-on materials, instruction from state-licensed teachers and the support of a strong school community, MAVA provides an individualized education for each student.
"We meet the needs of diverse learners by encouraging critical thinking, curiosity and an independent learning style," said Carl Tillona, the Executive Director at MAVA. "This approach can be perfect for families that want a 'best-fit' education solution."
MAVA provides a rigorous, engaging curriculum, including courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as high school electives and Advanced Placement® courses. Students each receive an individualized learning plan designed to enhance academic strengths and address weaknesses.
High school students follow the Massachusetts High School Program of Studies (MassCore), which is intended to fully prepare high school graduates for college or a career. The core academic offering – online college preparatory courses, Advanced Placement courses and electives -- is bolstered by a strong support system that includes subject-specific teachers, grade level advisors and counselors. Students graduate with a high school diploma that is recognized nationally. In 2015, MAVA graduates attended post-secondary options such as Boston University, the University of New England, the University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts-Boston and Northeastern University.
"Our elementary school students are encouraged to develop solid study habits and to express themselves creatively," Tillona said. "In middle school we begin to offer them a bit more autonomy and by high school they are able to work both independently and in small groups, just as they will in college."
MAVA organizes opportunities for families to get together in local groups, including teacher-led excursions and educational or recreational activities throughout the year. Students can join extra-curricular clubs that meet online, as well as take part in the more traditional school experiences, including spelling bee, art competitions and a graduation ceremony.
To help families learn more about the program, MAVA will host information sessions and community events around the state, as well as several online information sessions. For details, visit the school website: http://mava.k12.com/
About Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield
Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield (MAVA) is an accredited, full-time online public school program that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the Massachusetts public school system, MAVA 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 MAVA, visit http://mava.k12.com/.
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