HOUSTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Minnesota Virtual Academy (MNVA), an accredited, full-time online public school that serves students in grades K through 12, will begin the 2016-2017 school year on September 6. MNVA educates students through an engaging online curriculum that is supplemented with hands-on materials and the instruction of state-certified teachers. MNVA is open to K-12 students who are official residents of the state of Minnesota.
Enrollments are still being accepted for this school year. As part of the Minnesota public school system, MNVA is tuition-free to all residents of Minnesota. Families who are interested in the program are invited to attend an online information session or in-person meet-and-greet event to learn more from teachers, students and parents. Details can be found on the school website here.
“My daughter has always been self-driven and MNVA helps her exercise her natural ambition,” said Colene McClard, whose daughter, Mary Knack, will be entering 11th grade in the fall. “She enjoys managing her own school schedule and completing her assignments early in the day. The flexibility of the program has also allowed her to pursue entrepreneurship, and her online horse tack business is thriving.”
MNVA provides a rigorous, engaging curriculum, including courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as high school electives and Advanced Placement® courses. High school students are bolstered by a strong support system that includes a homeroom teacher who remains consistent from year to year, grade level advisors and counselors.
“We’re excited to celebrate the school year ahead and look forward to welcoming our MNVA students and families back,” said Krin Abraham, Superintendent at Minnesota Virtual Academy. “Our individualized approach to education along with the hard work and dedication of our teachers ensures every student the best opportunity to meet and exceed their academic goals.”
For the 2016-2017 school year, MNVA will build upon its Advanced Learners program, which was expanded to include students in grades K-8 this year. This enrichment program, available to students who meet the qualifications, is designed to address the abilities and interests of those who may exceed their grade level in one or more subjects.
Earlier this summer MNVA 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.
For more information about MNVA and how to enroll for the 2016-2017 school year, visit http://mnva.k12.com/.
About Minnesota Virtual Academy
Minnesota Virtual Academy (MNVA) is an accredited, online public school program of Houston Public Schools that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the Minnesota public school system, MNVA 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 MNVA, visit http://mnva.k12.com/.