GARNAVILLO, Iowa, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iowa Virtual Academy (IAVA), an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, is open for enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year. Enrollment is open to students in grades K-12 who reside anywhere in the state, however families considering Iowa Virtual Academy must submit an application before the state's open enrollment deadline of March 1, 2016 (September 1, 2016 for kindergarten students). Submitting an open enrollment application does not commit students to enrolling in the fall, but does provide them the option to at a later date.
"Choosing a program with high quality curriculum was really important to me," said Amanda, the mother of three IAVA students. "The curriculum at Iowa Virtual Academy is rigorous and more detailed than the others I researched. Plus, having the support of a teacher really makes a difference to me. It's a team effort, and we collaborate on the best approach for my sons."
Iowa Virtual Academy offers a tuition-free academic option for students who seek alternatives to a traditional brick-and-mortar education. Lessons are accessed online and each student is supported by a highly-qualified, Iowa-certified teacher who monitors student progress while providing professional insight and instruction. Teachers communicate with students via phone, email and the online classroom technology in order to provide a highly individualized approach that helps prepare students for post-graduation career or college success.
"Iowa Virtual Academy is for those students who want more out of their education," says Steve Hoff, Iowa Virtual Academy Head of School. "The curriculum we use is structured around the individual student, so advanced learners can move ahead at their own pace or explore supplemental opportunities for enrichment."
The IAVA high school program offers more than 150 core, elective and Advanced Placement courses designed to let students enjoy a high school program tailored to their goals and abilities. Subjects like Language Arts, History, Math and Science are available as Honors- or AP-level courses, and students have access to a wide selection of electives such as world languages and Career Technical Education (CTE) courses designed to give them a head start on job skills.
Families are encouraged to take the necessary steps to ensure they have a high-quality educational option for their students this fall. IAVA will host several online and in-person events in January and February in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines and other areas of the State to help parents learn more about the program in advance of the March 1 deadline. Event dates and locations can be found on the school's event calendar.
For more information about Iowa Virtual Academy and the application process, visit http://iava.k12.com/
About Iowa Virtual Academy
Iowa Virtual Academy is an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, which uses the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. Iowa Virtual Academy's individualized approach gives Iowa kids the chance to learn in the ways that are right for them. For more about IAVA, visit http://iava.k12.com/.
SOURCE Iowa Virtual Academy