SIMI VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For many area students, back to school is as simple turning on their computers and logging into class this fall. These students are enrolled with the full-time, online public charter schools, California Virtual Academy @ Fresno, California Virtual Academy @ Kings and California Virtual Academy @ Jamestown, three of 10 independent charter schools in California that use the K12 online curriculum to offer students an exceptional learning experience. CAVA @ Fresno is open to students in grades K through 8, while CAVA @ Kings and CAVA @ Jamestown are open to students in grades K through 12.
The online school setting is chosen by families enrolled in CAVA @ Fresno, CAVA @ Kings and CAVA @ Jamestown for a wide variety of reasons. Whereas advanced learners can enroll in Advanced Placement® courses or take college courses through the dual enrollment program, online school also allows for a more personalized one-on-one learning environment for students seeking extra assistance. Regardless the reason, the innovative curriculum and technology combined with a strong partnership between families and teachers makes it possible to focus on each student’s academic needs.
"The students that enroll with CAVA @ Fresno, CAVA @ Kings and CAVA @ Jamestown seek a personalized learning experience that enables them to excel and explore their own learning style," said Kimberly Odom, Director of Special Education. "Each student receives quality instruction and support in a one-on-one setting as they grow throughout the year."
Students follow an academic program that includes engaging web-based lessons along with age-appropriate instructional materials – books, videos, CDs and other hands-on tools and resources – which are shipped directly to each student’s home. Common household and office supplies (e.g. printer ink and paper) are not included in the materials sent. California-credentialed 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.
In addition to academics, CAVA @ Fresno, CAVA @ Kings and CAVA @ Jamestown teachers organize numerous field trips and school activities where students have the opportunity to participate in events for socialization. CAVA @ Fresno also offers a program called Community Day that combines the best of online learning with weekly face-to-face interaction. On Community Days, students receive instruction from teachers in math and language arts and participate in various other educational activities, such as PE and science fairs, while parents receive support and network with other parents.
CAVA @ Fresno, CAVA @ Kings and CAVA @ Jamestown are accepting enrollments for this fall. To learn more about enrollment requirements visit http://cava.k12.com/ and find an in-person or online information session at http://cava.k12.com/events-calendar.html.
About the California Virtual Academies
California Virtual Academy @ Fresno, California Virtual Academy @ Kings and California Virtual Academy @ Jamestown are tuition-free, online public schools serving students who are residents of Alpine, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, Tuolumne, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare counties. California Virtual Academy@ Fresno serves students in grades K-8 while California Virtual Academy@ Kings and California Virtual Academy@ Jamestown serve students in grades K-12. California-credentialed teachers deliver lessons in an online classroom platform provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) with a combination of engaging online and offline coursework—including a wide variety of books, CDs, videos, and hands-on materials that make learning come alive. The schools provide opportunities for advanced learners, and prepares students to be college and career ready at graduation. Learn more at http://cava.k12.com.