SIMI VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--North Bay-area students are powering up their computers and heading back to school this fall in the comfort of their own home, having chosen to attend the full-time, tuition-free, online public school, California Virtual Academy @ Sonoma (CAVA @ Sonoma). Students will begin their 2016-2017 school year on August 29 as the program marks its 14th year of operation in the state.
CAVA @ Sonoma, which is open to students in grades K through 12, is one of 10 independent charter schools in California that offer students in grades K–12 a unique learning experience.
Students who enroll at CAVA @ Sonoma use the K12 online curriculum and follow an academic program that includes web-based lessons and age-appropriate instructional materials – books, videos, CDs and other hands-on tools and resources – shipped directly to each student’s home. (Common household materials and office supplies such as printer ink and paper are not provided.) Instruction, guidance and support are provided by California-credentialed teachers who interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions, phone and face-to-face meetings.
The innovative curriculum and technology, combined with a strong partnership between families and teachers, creates an opportunity for teachers to focus on each student’s academic needs, and gives a growing number of students a powerful educational option to reach their true potential.
Families enroll in CAVA @ Sonoma for a wide variety of reasons. Some students are advanced learners, motivated to increase their knowledge beyond the basic course offerings, while others are athletes or performers looking to balance a full schedule.
"The students that enroll in CAVA @ Sonoma 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."
CAVA @ Sonoma is accepting enrollments for this fall. To learn more about enrollment requirements visit http://cava.k12.com/ and find in-person or online information sessions at http://cava.k12.com/events-calendar.html.
About California Virtual Academy @ Sonoma
California Virtual Academy @ Sonoma is a tuition-free, online public school serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade who are residents of Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties. California-credentialed teachers deliver lessons in an online classroom platform provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN). CAVA @ Sonoma provides opportunities for advanced learners, and prepares students to be college and career ready at graduation. Learn more at http://cava.k12.com.