— Students return to online public school August 22nd—
SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students at Utah
Virtual Academy (UTVA), an accredited, full-time, online
public charter school, will begin their 2016-2017 school year on August
22, as the program marks its eighth year of operation in the state.
According to a spring 2016 survey conducted by Edge Research, 92 percent
of the families with students enrolled in the school during the
2015-2016 school year felt that their child had benefitted academically
from the curriculum.
UTVA is open to all students in grades K through 12 who reside in Utah.
The rigorous and engaging curriculum offered by the school includes
courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world
languages, art and music, as well as elective and Advanced Placement®
courses for high school students. State-certified teachers provide
instruction, guidance and support, and interact with students and
parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions, phone and
face-to-face meetings. As a public school option, there is no tuition.
UTVA provides experiential learning opportunities such as school outings
to museums, local zoos and other sites, as well as the opportunity to
participate in student government and other clubs.
Through the Statewide
Education Online Program, UTVA also offers free online courses to
any high school student statewide who is currently attending either a
public school, a private school or a state-approved charter school.
Homeschool students may also enroll.
Earlier this summer, UTVA challenged enrolled families to prevent summer
‘brain drain’ by offering students free access to LearnBop,
a self-paced solution that simulates a one-on-one, personalized math
tutoring experience. The award-winning online program will continue to
be available free of charge throughout the fall and can be used
alongside the regular math curriculum to build math skills or prepare
for high-level exams.
About Utah Virtual Academy
Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA) is an accredited, full-time online public
school that serves Utah students in grades K through 12. As a part of
the Utah public school system, UTVA 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 UTVA, visit http://utva.k12.com
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Rachel Schiller, 815-575-0711