LAS VEGAS, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 24, 2,400 students will take a few steps from the breakfast table to their computers at home to log in for their first day of school through Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA), a full-time, statewide, online public charter school for students in grades K-12. At NVVA, innovative technology combined with a strong partnership between families and teachers makes it possible to focus on each student's unique academic needs and gives a growing number of Nevada students a powerful educational option to reach their true potential.
Caroline McIntosh, Head of School for Nevada Virtual Academy said, "The start of a new school year is always exciting for students and families. For our staff and teachers, knowing that we can provide an educational support system that challenges our students to be their very best makes each year even more special."
Students who enroll at Nevada Virtual Academy follow an academic program that includes engaging web-based lessons along with age-appropriate instructional materials – books, videos, CDs and other hands-on tools and resources – all of which are shipped directly to each student's home. Nevada Virtual Academy teachers provide instruction, guidance and support, and regular interaction with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions, phone and face-to-face meetings.
Nevada Virtual Academy helps both advanced and struggling students to achieve their academic goals by offering supportive, individualized pathways such as Jump Start College. Developed in conjunction with Western Nevada College, the Jump Start College program lets NVVA high school students earn an Associate's Degree along with a high school diploma upon completion of the two year program.
NVVA also offers advanced learners an Advanced Dual Credit Pathway which allows students to enroll in classes offered by University of Nevada- Las Vegas, University of Nevada- Reno, College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College, Western Nevada College and Great Basin College.
Students who are not achieving at grade level follow Nevada Virtual Academy's Blended Pathway and meet with teachers on a weekly basis for small group instruction and targeted remediation. Multiple locations ensure that every student has access to face-to-face instruction and support.
Nevada Virtual Academy is still accepting enrollments for this fall and holding information sessions throughout the state to allow interested parents to learn more about the online school and meet school staff. Upcoming events include:
- August 22nd 2015 – Galleria Mall, 1300 West Sunset Road, Henderson 10 am-4 pm
- August 24th 2015 – Online Information Session 7 pm-8 pm
For a complete listing of events, or information on how to enroll, visit nvva.k12.com or call 866-912-3350.
About Nevada Virtual Academy
Nevada Virtual Academy is an accredited, full-time online public charter school that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the Nevada public school system, Nevada Virtual Academy 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 Nevada Virtual Academy, visit http://nvva.k12.com.
SOURCE Nevada Virtual Academy