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 and follow us on Facebook.