MURRAY, Utah, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA), a tuition-free, online public school, will open for the 2015-2016 school year on August 19. Through personalized instruction, an interactive curriculum and individual attention, UTVA helps students from across the state of Utah achieve academic success in ways that suit their learning style.
"The flexibility provided by Utah Virtual Academy allows students to succeed academically and at home," says Stacey Hutchings, head of school of Utah Virtual Academy. "Our curriculum is based on decades of education research and filled with high quality lessons in core subjects and electives."
UTVA strives to help students discover their individual learning style. Students who enroll at UTVA 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. UTVA 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. Teachers also organize numerous field trips and school activities where students have the opportunity to participate in events that blend academics and socialization.
UTVA is still accepting enrollments for this fall and is holding information sessions throughout the state to allow interested parents to learn more about the online school and to meet school staff. Upcoming events include:
- Salt Lake City Information Session: August 18, 4-6 PM at Fat Cats, 3739 S 900 E
- Ogden Information Session: August 19, 4-6 PM at Fat Cats, 2261 Kiesel Avenue
- Logan Information Session: August 20, 4-6 PM at Cache Valley Fun Park, 255 E 1770 N
Online information sessions are also being held throughout the month. For details and a complete event listing visit the UTVA Events page. For more information on UTVA and how to submit an application for the 2015-16 school year go to http://utva.k12.com/.
About Utah Virtual Academy
Utah Virtual Academy is a full-time, online public school serving Utah students in grades K through 12. UTVA 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 UTVA, visit http://utva.k12.com/.
SOURCE Utah Virtual Academy