MCFARLAND, Wisc., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), a tuition-free online public charter school, encourages families with students in grades K-12 to take the necessary steps to ensure they have educational options for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year.
Parents considering WIVA or any other public school outside their resident district must submit an application during the state's open enrollment period: Monday, February 2, 2015 through 4 p.m. CST on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Submitting an open enrollment application does not commit families to enrolling in the fall, but does provide them the option to at a later date.
WIVA accepts students from across the state of Wisconsin and takes an individualized approach to learning, combining online instruction and hands-on curriculum with the support of Wisconsin-licensed teachers who are available online and by phone. Interested families are encouraged to visit www.k12.com/WIVA for more information on the school and how to submit an open enrollment application.
To help parents and children learn more about the program, WIVA will host multiple free events in communities across the state this week, including Wauwatosa, Green Bay, Mount Pleasant, Madison and Milwaukee, as well as several online information sessions. These events will provide an opportunity to speak with teachers, school staff and currently enrolled families to learn about how children succeed with WIVA. Parents can find more information on these events at www.K12.com/WIVA.
"Wisconsin Virtual Academy goes places traditional schools can't, from the flexibility of the scheduling to the variety of courses offered," says Dr. Leslye Moraski Erickson, Head of School at Wisconsin Virtual Academy. "More families come to us each year with students who are seeking fresh opportunities, academic support and new challenges."
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. Students who enroll in WIVA receive an individualized education experience, designed to let K-8 students find the learning style that works best for them and enable high school students to find their own path to post-high school success. Students use web-based lessons and hands-on instructional materials that are shipped to their home.
WIVA provides courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music for students in grades K-8, while the high school program offers students more than 150 core, elective and Advanced Placement® courses, as well as up to four levels of world languages. At WIVA, 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, discover their path after high school or explore a possible college major.
Interested families are encouraged to visit www.k12.com/WIVA for more information on the school and how to submit an open enrollment application, as well as details on the upcoming community events and online information sessions.
About Wisconsin Virtual Academy
Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), a charter school authorized by the McFarland School District, is the largest full-time online public 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 www.k12.com/WIVA.
SOURCE Wisconsin Virtual Academy