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Students at Florida Virtual Academy charter schools Head Back to School

County-wide online public charter schools continue to grow in popularity as Florida families recognize advantages offered by individualized online learning

LARGO, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students attending Florida Virtual Academy public charter schools in eight counties across the state began the 2014-2015 school year on August 18, 2014.

Each of the Florida Virtual Academy charter schools use the award-winning K¹² curriculum and provide support from Florida-certified teachers. The online charter schools offer students highly individualized learning opportunities and thriving online communities.

Students who enroll in these online public charter schools 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. 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.

The online charter schools provide core courses in Language Arts, Math, Science, History, World Languages and Art, while the high school curriculum offers more than 90 core, elective and Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses. Students can also choose to participate in a variety of extracurricular groups and clubs.

"Each new school year represents new beginnings, new interests sparked and new passions found and fostered," said Neeti Gregg, Academic Administrator at Florida Virtual Academies. "We're excited to kick off this year and welcome families to our vibrant community. Our goal is to provide an individualized education to each one of our students, and ensure they have the tools to achieve success." 

The Florida Virtual Academy charter schools include:

  • FLVA @ Broward – Grades K-9
  • FLVA @ Clay – Grades K-8
  • FLVA @ Duval – Grades K-10
  • FLVA @ Hillsborough – Grades K-10
  • FLVA @ Osceola – Grades K-11
  • FLVA @ Palm Beach – Grades K-9
  • FLVA @ Pasco – Grades K-9
  • FLVA @ Pinellas – Grades K-8

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

The Florida Virtual Academy public charter schools are a full-time online public schools serving students county wide in grades ranging from K through 11. As state-approved public schools, these online  schools are is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access schools that provide highly individualized learning programs and teacher-led instruction.  The online public charter schools use 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, visit www.k12.com/flva.

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