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Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy Welcomes Students for 2014-15 School Year

Online public school serving more students than ever before as Michigan families recognize advantages offered by individualized online learning

MANISTEE, Mich., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA), a tuition-free online public school for students in Michigan, will begin the 2014-15 school year on September 2, 2014. The program marks the start of its second year and is one of the fastest growing schools in Michigan. MGLVA uses the award-winning K¹² curriculum to offer students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With support from state-certified teachers and an active school community, MGLVA offers an individualized learning approach to meet the needs of every student.

Students who enroll at MGLVA 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. MGLVA teachers provide instruction, guidance and support, and regularly interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, 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.

"We're delighted to commence another year of academic achievement and personal growth with our MGLVA community," Kendall Schroeder, Head of School for MGLVA. "The individualized K¹² program gives Michigan students a tailored education that is specific to each learner. Our goal is to help students realize their potential and thrive in their educational careers."

The MGLVA curriculum is wrapped in rich, engaging content. MGLVA provides core courses in Language Arts/English, Math, Science, History, World Languages Art and Music, while the high school curriculum offers more than 150 core, elective and Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses. Students can also choose to participate in a variety of extracurricular groups and clubs.

Enrollment is still open for the 2014-15 academic school year, and all interested families are encouraged to visit www.k12.com/mglva for more information, as well as details on upcoming community events and online information sessions.

About Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy

Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA) is a full-time, online public school authorized by Manistee Area Public Schools, serving students in grades K through 12. MGLVA 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 MGLVA, visit www.k12.com/mglva.

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