Arizona Virtual Academy to kick-off 2011 School Year with Expanded Blended Learning Programs

Aug 01, 2011, 11:30 ET from Arizona Virtual Academy

Enrollment still open for new students

PHOENIX, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, students of Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA) are preparing for the start of the 2011-2012 school year. AZVA serves students in grades K through 12 across the state, and is the largest online public school in Arizona. AZVA uses the award-winning K12 online school program, which is offered in online public schools in 29 states across the U.S. and the District of Columbia.

The 2011 school year marks the introduction of new and expanded blended learning options for AZVA students. K12 and the Arizona Virtual Academy have partnered with Valley of the Sun YMCA to create K12 at the Y i-Learn Centers – an innovative blended learning program that combines online courses with onsite instruction at 17 YMCA locations statewide, including a complete high school program at the Mesa Family YMCA.

In addition to K12 at the Y i-Learn Centers, AZVA has also established a blended learning center in Kingman and K12 at ILA (Inspired Learning Academy) in Globe.  

Megan Henry, AZVA Head of School said, "We are excited to get the 2011 school year underway. This year we are thrilled to have even more options for students looking for an innovative and individualized approach to education. In addition to our core instructional program, the K12 at the Y i-Learn Centers and Kingman and Globe hybrid locations offer students expanded support and personalized learning programs in a blended model. This has enabled AZVA to meet the academic needs of even more students."

K12 at the Y i-Learn Centers will offer students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to participate in programs that combine AZVA online instruction and onsite instruction. Located at YMCA locations in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Yuma, the centers will offer extracurricular activities including sports, health, fitness, and aquatics.

The Kingman Hybrid Learning Center and K12 at ILA will also combine AZVA online instruction with onsite teacher support, and serve students in grades K through 12. Kingman and K12 and ILA will offer student enrichment programs including clubs and recreational activities.

AZVA is a tuition-free online public school open to all families in Arizona. The school uses the award-winning curriculum developed by K12 Inc., the nation's largest provider of online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school. Students receive instruction, support and oversight from highly-skilled, state-licensed teachers.

Arizona Virtual Academy is still accepting enrollment applications and is hosting various events for students and teachers, as well as information sessions. For a complete list of AZVA events or to enroll, visit

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