Pajamas Meet Textbooks: Back to School for Online Students at California Virtual Academy @ San Mateo

Enrollment Still Open for New Students in Grades K-12

Aug 19, 2015, 12:40 ET from California Virtual Academy @ San Mateo

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 1, Bay 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 @ San Mateo (CAVA @ San Mateo), a full-time, online public charter school for students in grades K-12.

CAVA @ San Mateo is part of a network of 11 schools in California that use the K¹² online curriculum to offer students in grades K–12 an exceptional learning experience. Families enroll in CAVA @ San Mateo 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 Bay Area students a powerful educational option to reach their true potential.

"In response to the many challenges kids can face in the traditional classroom, CAVA parents are relieved to have a choice in education," said Amy Maxwell, Director of Elementary Education. "As the new school year begins, we are excited to offer those students an option that can help them get the most out of their education, setting up for future success."

Students who enroll at CAVA @ San Mateo 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 @ San Mateo teachers also organize numerous field trips and school activities where students have the opportunity to participate in events that blend academics and socialization.

CAVA @ San Mateo is still accepting enrollment of students for the 2015-2016 school year. In-person and online information sessions are being held throughout the month.

Upcoming events include:

  • Hayward K-8 Back to School Park Day
    Monday, August 31—9 AM
    Alden E. Oliver Park, 2580 Eden Park Place, Hayward

  • Santa Cruz Back to School High School Hangout
    Monday, August 31--1 PM
    Boardwalk Beach Bowling, 115 Cliff Street, Santa Cruz

For a complete list of information sessions or to learn more about enrolling, visit or call (866)339-6787.

About California Virtual Academy @ San Mateo
California Virtual Academy @ San Mateo is a tuition-free, online public school serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade who are residents of Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco and San Mateo 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 @ San Mateo provides opportunities for advanced learners, and prepares students to be college and career ready at graduation. Learn more at

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