SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 1, Los Angeles area 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 California Virtual Academy @ Los Angeles (CAVA@LA), a full-time, online public charter school for students in grades K-12.
CAVA @ LA is part of a network of 11 independent charter schools in California that use the K¹² online curriculum to offer students in grades K–12 an exceptional learning experience. Families enroll in CAVA @ LA for a wide variety of reasons. Some students are advanced learners, motivated to increase their knowledge beyond the basic course offerings, while others are athletes or performers looking to balance a full schedule. 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 Los Angeles area students a powerful educational option to reach their true potential.
"Parents always tell me how much they appreciate the individualized education their children receive through CAVA @ LA," said Katrina Abston, Senior Head of Schools for California Virtual Academies, a network of 11 separate online charter schools. "This school gives parents the great opportunity to be deeply involved in helping their children thrive, with clear guidance, a solid curriculum and planning tools from credentialed teachers, and support from a vibrant school community."
Students who enroll at CAVA @ LA 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. California-credentialed teachers provide instruction, guidance and support, and regularly interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions, phone and face-to-face meetings. The program offers advanced learners the ability to progress faster in subjects in which they excel, as well as opportunities for advancement in STEM education. College or career-minded students can choose from a broad range of profession-focused courses in order to gain a competitive edge for the future.
CAVA @ LA teachers organize numerous field trips and school activities where students have the opportunity to participate in events that blend academics and socialization. The school also offers a unique program called Community Day that combines the best of online learning with weekly face-to-face interaction. Students receive instruction from teachers in Math and Language Arts and participate in various other educational activities, such as PE and science fairs, while parents receive support and network with other parents.
CAVA @ LA is still accepting enrollment of students for the 2015-2016 school year. In-person and online information sessions are being held throughout August and September.
Upcoming events include:
- Santa Monica Back to School Celebration and High School Hangout
Monday, August 31—12:30 to 2 PM
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, 2901 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica
- Long Beach K-8 Back to School Park Day
Monday, August 31—10 AM
Wardlow Park, 3457 Stanbridge Avenue, Long Beach
- Pasadena K-8 Back to School Park Day
Monday, August 31st—10 AM
Brookside Park, 360 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena
For a complete list of events and information sessions or to learn more about enrolling, visit http://cava.k12.com or call (866)339-6787.
About California Virtual Academy @ Los Angeles
California Virtual Academy @ Los Angeles is a tuition-free, online public school serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade who are residents of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. California-credentialed teachers deliver lessons in an online classroom platform provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) with a combination of engaging online and offline coursework—including a wide variety of books, CDs, videos, and hands-on materials that make learning come alive. CAVA @ Los Angeles provides opportunities for advanced learners, and prepares students to be college and career ready at graduation. Learn more at http://cava.k12.com.
SOURCE California Virtual Academy @ Los Angeles