MCFARLAND, Wis., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) and Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, each a tuition-free online public charter school, reminds families with students in grades K-12 who are considering online school for the upcoming academic year to submit an application during the state's Open Enrollment period which ends at 4 PM CST on Friday, April 29, 2016. Submitting an Open Enrollment Application does not commit families to enroll in either school for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, but does provide them with the option to do so at a later date.
"We focus on helping students find the learning style that works best for them," said Nicholaus Sutherland, Head of School at Wisconsin Virtual Academy and Destinations Career Academy. "We invite families to reach out for more information about each online school, whether they are struggling to make traditional school fit with their student's educational needs or family's lifestyle or looking to explore career options with career technical education (CTE) course offerings."
WIVA is an academic option for K-12 students statewide who seek alternatives to a traditional brick-and-mortar education. WIVA offers a mastery-based program for students in grades Kindergarten through 5th, in order to strengthen students' understanding of the material. The WIVA middle and high school programs offer more than 150 courses with multiple academic levels. High school courses include core, comprehensive, Honors, and Advanced Placement – all designed to let students enjoy a program tailored to their goals and abilities.
Destinations Career Academy is open to students in grades 9-12. The school utilizes online career and college readiness curriculum designed to prepare students to enter the workforce or pursue other post-secondary options. Students can access multiple versions of core online high school courses and CTE courses in one of four Career Clusters: Architecture and Construction; Business Management and Administration, Health Science, or Information Technology. These Clusters are designed to give students a head start on their career goals by earning technical and specialty trade credentials, college career credits and workplace experiences. The school serves full-time students in addition to offering individual courses to students in schools that do not have access to CTE programs through Part Time Open Enrollment Course Options.
To help families learn more about each program before the state's Open Enrollment deadline, the schools will each host an online information session this week. Destinations Career Academy will host an online information session at 7 PM CST on Thursday, April 28. WIVA will host an online information session at 10 AM CST on Friday, April 29.
About Wisconsin Virtual Academy
Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), a charter school authorized by the McFarland School District, is the largest full-time online public school serving students in grades K through 12 in the state. As part of the Wisconsin public school system, WIVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc., the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about WIVA, visit http://wiva.k12.com/.
About Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin
Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, a charter school authorized by the McFarland School District, is the first-ever career and technical education-focused online high school in Wisconsin using the curriculum and academic programs by K12 Inc. It is also the first career readiness program to offer a Construction apprenticeship program in partnership with industry leaders. As part of the Wisconsin public school system, Destinations Career Academy is tuition-free and serves students statewide in grades 9-12. For more information about Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, visit http://www.widca.k12.com/.
SOURCE Wisconsin Virtual Academy; Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin