Wisconsin Virtual Academy Celebrates Start of New School Year

-- Tuition-free online public charter school recognized for higher achievement; school to begin 13th year serving students statewide --

Aug 24, 2015, 06:00 ET from Wisconsin Virtual Academy

MCFARLAND, Wis., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), a tuition-free online public charter school, welcomes new and returning students for the 2015-2016 academic year, beginning September 1. WIVA accepts students statewide in grades K through 12 and takes an individualized approach to learning by combining online instruction and hands-on curriculum with the support of Wisconsin-licensed teachers and an active school community.  

WIVA is the only school in Wisconsin offering the complete K12 curriculum, developed by K12 Inc., the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs.

In a recent K12 report, WIVA was credited for making achievement gains in Reading and Math and improving student outcomes over time.

In July 2015, WIVA welcomed Nicholaus Sutherland as the Head of School. Sutherland previously served as the K-12 Assistant Principal/Director of Special Programs at Washington Virtual Academies. He has a track record of implementing new programs that result in the closing of educational gaps and dramatic increases in student achievement.  

"Effective use of assessment allows Wisconsin Virtual Academy teachers and staff know what students need in order to reach their full potential," said Nicholaus Sutherland, Head of School at Wisconsin Virtual Academy. "Our goal is to continue to provide an individualized approach to education, focusing on our mission to provide students with the individual tools they need to succeed."

This year, WIVA will launch a Family Academic Support Team (FAST) to bring a holistic approach to supporting each student's educational progress. FAST staff members and teachers will work together to meet the needs of the student and family, including helping students work through non-academic issues that may be affecting their performance in school. 

WIVA provides courses in language arts/English, math, science, history and art, with world languages and music as electives for students in grades K-8. The high school program offers students more than 150 core, elective, Honors, and Advanced Placement® courses, including world languages. Students use web-based lessons and hands-on instructional materials that are shipped to their home.

Families interested in learning more about WIVA can find more information at http://wiva.k12.com.

About Wisconsin Virtual Academy
Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), an online public charter school authorized by the McFarland School District, is the largest full-time online public charter 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.

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