Arizona Virtual Academy Students Log On To Start School Year

Higher school grade gives K-12 online charter school boost

Aug 03, 2015, 13:41 ET from Arizona Virtual Academy

PHOENIX, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA) is ready for its first day of school.  After raising its overall school grade with the state, the online public charter school says it is eager build on its success.

"Our aim is to work with families to provide a complete education that is tailored to their needs so every student can succeed," said Kelly Van Sande, Head of School of Arizona Virtual Academy. "We're proud that the hard work of our teachers, parents and students helped our school achieve a higher grade with the state.  We're ready to continue that success for our kids and our school."

Arizona Virtual Academy gives students the opportunity to learn from state-certified, highly qualified teachers while covering both core subject areas and electives.  The school uses the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12, a leading provider of online school programs. As a tuition-free public charter school, enrollment in Arizona Virtual Academy is available to students in grades K through 12 who reside anywhere in the state.

In May AZVA was given a high "B" school grade under the Arizona accountability system after improving its marks in a number of areas and achieving a high persistence rate among charter schools and other online instructional programs.  The school, which serves a higher population of low-income students than the state average, has also been credited for reducing the achievement gap for economically disadvantaged students.

AZVA is still accepting enrollments for this fall.  Parents are invited to attend online information sessions or one of the many in-person events being held in their community throughout the month. Upcoming events include:

Anthem Information Session: Noon-1 PM Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Starbucks 3640 W Anthem Way, Anthem

Tucson Information Session: 4-5 PM Thursday, August 6, 2015, 639 W. Ina Rd. Tucson

Prescott Meet and Greet: 5-7 PM Thursday, August 6, 2015, Peter Piper Pizza 1911 AZ-69, Prescott

Glendale Information Session: 9-10 AM Saturday, August 8, 2015, Wildflower Bread Company, 17530 N 75th Ave., Glendale

For information on the school and a complete list of events visit:

About Arizona Virtual Academy
Arizona Virtual Academy is a high quality full-time, online public charter school in Arizona. It is tuition-free for Arizona students in grades K-12. For more information, please visit or call 866-339-4946.

About K¹² Inc.
K¹² Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is leading the transformation to technology-powered individualized learning, which aims to customize instruction to meet each student's unique capabilities, interests, and needs. As the nation's leading provider of online education solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school, K¹² empowers states, districts, and schools to offer their students the broadest array of options for learning in a flexible, individualized, and innovative way. K¹² provides online curricula, academic services, and learning solutions to public and private schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families.

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