MESICK, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan (HVAM), a tuition-free, online public school currently offering grades K-8, welcomes students for its inaugural school year, which begins on September 6, 2016. HVAM, authorized by Mesick Consolidated Schools, plans to add one additional grade per year to eventually serve students through 12th grade. The school offers a challenging academic program focused on individual learning needs, with a focus on college preparation.
“In the online education model, a teacher is able to focus much more on instruction and individual attention because the distractions that arise in a physical classroom are removed from the equation,” said Mary Moorman, Head of School at Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan. “Our program is for students who are serious about learning and getting the most out of their education. That’s why we’re going to be offering opportunities for our future high school students to gain college course experience and technical skills.”
As part of its focus on college preparation, HVAM is developing an Early/Middle College Program to offer to high school students in the future. The program will enable high schoolers to earn an associate's degree, a technical certification, or up to 60 transferable college credits.
Students who enroll at HVAM receive a personalized education experience, designed to let them find the learning style that works best for them. HVAM provides courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music. Students use web-based lessons and hands-on instructional materials that are shipped to their home.
All HVAM students are supported by state-certified teachers, who lead live, interactive online classes that can be reviewed again as a recorded session. Teachers are also available to students and their Learning Coaches – typically the parent or guardian – via email, phone and one-on-one online instruction. HVAM teachers will strive to form a partnership with Learning Coaches so that students’ challenges and achievements can be more closely addressed.
Enrollment is still open for the 2016-2017 school year at Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan. The school will host events in communities around the state, as well as online information sessions to help parents and children learn more about the program. For more information on the school, visit http://hvam.k12.com/.
About Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan
Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan (HVAM) is a tuition-free online public charter school authorized by Mesick Consolidated Schools that serves students in grades K through 8 throughout the state. As part of the Michigan public school system, HVAM 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 HVAM, visit www.hvam.k12.com.