23 May, 2016, 06:00 ET
MESICK, Mich., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan (HVAM), a tuition-free online public school for Michigan students statewide, has been approved to enroll students in grades K through 8 for the 2015-2016 school year. Authorized by Mesick Consolidated Schools, HVAM plans to add one additional grade per year to ultimately serve students through 12th grade. The school offers a challenging academic program focused on students' unique needs, with a focus on college preparation.
HVAM features the award-winning curriculum from K12 Inc., the leading online K–12 curriculum provider and an AdvancED-accredited company. Students who enroll will receive an individualized education experience, designed to let students find the learning style that works best for them. HVAM provides courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music for students in grades K-8. Students use web-based lessons and hands-on instructional materials that are shipped to their home, and are supported by a state-certified teacher.
Beginning in the 2017–2018 school year, HVAM will add a grade level yearly until it is K–12. In the future, HVAM will offer an Early/Middle College Program, where high schoolers can earn an associate's degree, a technical certification, or up to 60 transferable college credits.
At all grade levels HVAM state-certified teachers provide instruction, guidance and support, and regularly interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions and phone. Teachers also organize field trips and school activities to give students the opportunity to participate in events that help bring the school community together.
Enrollment is now open for Fall 2016. To help parents and children learn more about the program, HVAM will host community information sessions, as well as several online information sessions, throughout the summer. Interested families are encouraged to visit the school's website for details on these upcoming events, as well as more about HVAM and how to enroll.
About Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan
Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan (HVAM) is a tuition-free online public charter school authorized by Mesick Consolidated Schools that serves students in grades K through 8 throughout the state. As part of the Michigan public school system, HVAM 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 HVAM, visit hvam.k12.com
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