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Arkansas Virtual Academy Students Head Back to School; Program Celebrates Its 7th Year Providing Expanded Learning Opportunities

Online public school continues to grow in popularity as Arkansas families recognize advantages offered by individualized online learning.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arkansas Virtual Academy (ARVA), a full-time, tuition-free, online public school for students in Arkansas, will begin their 2014-2015 school year on August 18th as the program marks its 7th year of operation in the state. ARVA uses the award-winning K¹² curriculum to offer students in grades K-10 an exceptional learning experience.  With support from Arkansas-certified teachers and an active school community, ARVA offers an individualized learning approach and provides students with the tools they need to succeed—both in school and beyond.

Students who enroll at ARVA follow an academic program that includes engaging, web-based lessons along with instructional materials – books, videos, CDs, and other hands-on tools and resources – which are shipped directly to each student's home. ARVA 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 school also organizes field trips and school activities where students have the opportunity to participate in events that blend academics and socialization.

ARVA provides courses in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, History, Music and Art and World Languages such as Spanish, French, and German. Students can also choose to participate in dozens of extracurricular activities that cover a wide variety of interests through K12.

"We're excited to celebrate a new school year with our ARVA students and families, and welcome the new families joining us," said Scott Sides, Head of School for Arkansas Virtual Academy. "ARVA provides an individualized approach to education that helps students thrive and create meaningful academic and extracurricular experiences, and we can't wait to see what this year holds for our community."

Enrollment is still open for the 2014-2015 academic school year, and all interested families are encouraged to visit http://www.k12.com/arva for more information. Here you will also find details on upcoming community events and online information sessions.  

About Arkansas Virtual Academy
Arkansas Virtual Academy is a full-time online public school serving students in grades K through 10. As part of the Arkansas public school system, ARVA 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 ARVA, visit http://www.k12.com/arva.

SOURCE Arkansas Virtual Academy

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