GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA), a tuition-free, online public charter school authorized by Grand Valley State University, welcomes families to consider online education for the 2016-2017 school year. Now in its 6th year of educating students who reside anywhere in Michigan, MVCA combines an award-winning online curriculum with hands-on materials and the support of Michigan-licensed teachers.
"My son Michael is preparing to graduate this year from MVCA, after enrolling as an 8th grader when we decided that traditional school wasn't the best option for him," said Ann Massey. "As an MVCA student, he has excelled academically, while continuing to train in ballet. The nature of online education has afforded us a level of flexibility that helped him balance education with an exciting career in dance. We're so glad that he didn't have to sacrifice either one of those passions."
Students who enroll in MVCA benefit from a rigorous, interactive online curriculum, designed to let them discover the learning style that works best for them. MVCA provides courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as elective and Advanced Placement® courses for high school students. The program offers advanced learners the ability to progress faster in subjects in which they excel, as well as opportunities for advancement in STEM education.
"MVCA families have more control over their children's education than they would in a traditional classroom setting," said Andrei Nichols, Head of School at Michigan Virtual Charter Academy. "Our teachers collaborate with parents, identifying students' individual needs and interests. We offer opportunities for enrichment, as well as for support, and that's what makes our school stand out."
In 2015, MVCA graduated its largest class to date. Graduates earn a high school diploma and transcript recognized by colleges and universities around the country.
In 2016-2017, MVCA will continue to build on the Family Academic Support Team (FAST) that it launched this school year. FAST staff members and teachers bring a holistic approach to supporting each student's educational progress, working together to meet the needs of the student and family. This includes helping students work through non-academic issues that may be affecting their performance in school.
Parents and students are welcome to attend one of the school's online information sessions to learn more about MVCA. Details can be found at http://mvca.k12.com.
About Michigan Virtual Charter Academy
Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA) is a full-time online public charter school authorized by Grand Valley State University that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the Michigan public school system, MVCA 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. Students use web-based lessons and hands-on instructional materials that are shipped to their home. For more information about MVCA, visit http://mvca.k12.com.
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