LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arkansas Virtual Academy (ARVA), a tuition-free, online public school option, welcomes families with students in grades K-11 to enroll for the 2015-2016 academic year. Unlike previous years where students needed to have previously attended a public school to enroll, for Fall 2015 ARVA is able to accept students from across the state of Arkansas, regardless of prior education type. The school will serve students in grades K-11 for the 2015-2016 year and will add a high school grade level each year until it reaches the full K-12 grade level offering.
To help parents and children learn more about the program, ARVA will host events in communities across the state, including Fort Smith, Jonesboro, North Little Rock and Fayetteville, as well as several online information sessions. These events will provide an opportunity to speak with teachers, school staff and currently enrolled families to learn about how children succeed with ARVA. Parents can find more information on these events at www.k12.com/arva.
"We are very proud of our students' successes and the support system we have in place for them," said Scott Sides, Head of School at Arkansas Virtual Academy. "Our outstanding parents, faculty and community help us provide an excellent choice for families who are interested in being actively involved in their children's education."
Students who enroll in ARVA receive an individualized education experience, designed to let students find the learning style that works best for them. Students use web-based lessons and hands-on instructional materials that are shipped to their home and are supported by Arkansas-licensed teachers who are available online and by phone.
ARVA provides courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music for students in grades K-8, while the high school program offers students core, elective and Advanced Placement® courses, as well as world language offerings. At ARVA, college or career-minded students can choose from rich course in order to gain a competitive edge for the future, discover their path after high school or explore a possible college major.
Interested families are encouraged to visit www.k12.com/arva for more information on the school and how to apply, as well as details on the upcoming community events and online information sessions.
About Arkansas Virtual Academy
Arkansas Virtual Academy is a full-time online public school serving students in grades K through 11. As part of the Arkansas public school system, ARVA 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 ARVA, visit http://www.k12.com/arva.
SOURCE Arkansas Virtual Academy