DURHAM, N.C., March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA), a full-time, online public charter school authorized by the North Carolina State Board of Education, invites families to submit enrollment applications for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. NCVA will accept applications for students in grades K through 11 from across the state of North Carolina. Using a rigorous, interactive online curriculum combined with hands-on materials and instruction from North Carolina-licensed teachers, NCVA offers students an alternative to the traditional classroom model.
NCVA students benefit from a more individualized approach to learning. With more than 700 lessons per subject available in the K–8 course offerings, students can dive deeply into areas of interest – which is especially beneficial for advanced learners, who often do not have the option of moving ahead in a traditional classroom filled with many students. At NCVA, students' individual learning styles are recognized, and the curriculum is flexible, so they can move at their own pace and explore more of what truly interests them.
"When we got into the curriculum for the first time, my son just lit up like I've never seen him before," said Diana Santos, who enrolled her son in 5th grade at NCVA in 2015. "I'm so glad to be able to give my son the great education that NCVA offers. The teachers are more concentrated on each individual student in this type of program."
Teachers communicate with students and parents via phone, email, the online classroom technology, and in person at educational events, field trips and social outings organized by the school.
"Students are not one and the same, and everything we do here reflects our school motto – every child, every class, every day," said Dr. Joel Medley, Head of School at North Carolina Virtual Academy. "Teachers and administrators strive to connect with parents, so that students have a strong support system bolstered by open communication and teamwork."
The NCVA high school program offers core, elective and Advanced Placement (AP) courses – all designed to let students enjoy a program tailored to their goals and abilities. Students have access to a wide selection of electives, such as world languages, to help them become well-rounded and resourceful individuals.
Enrollment applications will be accepted until April 20, 2016; and, if necessary, the school will host a lottery to fill open slots. NCVA will host several online information sessions for families to learn more about the school. Details on these events, the school, and how to submit an enrollment application can be found at http://ncva.k12.com.
About North Carolina Virtual Academy
North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA) is a full-time online public school program that currently serves students in grades K through 10 but will add an 11th grade next year. As an authorized public charter school in North Carolina, NCVA 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 NCVA, visit http://ncva.k12.com.
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SOURCE North Carolina Virtual Academy