94% of Washington Virtual Academy Students Benefitted Academically From Curriculum in 2015-2016

— Students return to online public school September 7–

OMAK, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students at Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA), an accredited,
full-time, online public charter school, will begin their 2016-2017
school year on September 7, as the program marks its 11th year of
operation in the state. According to a spring 2016 survey conducted by
Edge Research, 94% 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.

WAVA is open to all students in grades K through 12 who reside in
Washington, providing students a unique school setting and supportive
approach. 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.

“Our WAVA team is excited to offer the individualized support and
resources needed for every student to succeed and reach their academic
potential,” said Mark Christiano, Head of School at Washington Virtual
Academy. “Our school provides students and families a caring and
nurturing learning community along with an engaging and interactive
online curriculum. Our wonderful teachers are excited to welcome back
their returning students and get to know their new students as we kick
off the 2016-2017 school year.”

At WAVA students attend school from the safety of home, where they can
focus on their studies without distractions or peer pressure and with
the help of state-certified teachers and caring counselors. The daily
structure and lessons are provided through a stimulating online school
environment where students are able to interact with their peers.

Notably WAVA provides students with unique school opportunities.
Students at every grade level are encouraged to participate in several
of the social activities, such as recognition assemblies, clubs, outings
and student leadership opportunities. WAVA high school students have the
opportunity to take up 15 credits of college courses tuition-free
through the Running Start Program offered at local community colleges,
earning credits towards both a high school and college degree.

WAVA is still accepting enrollments for this fall. To learn more about
enrollment requirements visit http://wava.k12.com
and find an in-person or online information session at http://wava.k12.com/events-calendar.html.

About Washington Virtual Academy

Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA) is an online public school open to
students in grades K through 12. It is an Alternative Learning
Experience school program of Omak School District. As part of the
Washington public school system, WAVA is tuition-free, giving parents
and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools
provided by K12
the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online
education programs. For more information about WAVA, visit www.k12.com/wava.


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