Chicago Virtual Charter School Begins 2016-2017 School Year

- Online K-12 school program offers Chicago families an educational alternative -

CHICAGO--()--Chicago Virtual Charter School (CVCS), a full-time, online public school available to Chicago students in grades K through 12, will begin the 2016-2017 school year on September 6. CVCS educates students through a blended learning model – combining online learning with weekly in-person instruction at the CVCS Learning Center.

CVCS students use an engaging online curriculum that is supplemented with hands-on materials and the instruction of state-certified teachers. The curriculum is designed to support each student’s unique learning style. Advanced learners can enjoy the ability to move ahead more quickly than they might be able to in a traditional classroom, and explore topics of interest more deeply. Students can also opt to progress more slowly through the lessons and concepts that they find more challenging.

“Chicago Virtual Charter School encourages students to develop a true grasp of the skills and material,” said Dr. Richard Lebrón, Head of School at Chicago Virtual Charter School. “We strive to provide every student with the best support and individual attention, working closely with all our families to ensure their students are set up for success.”

CVCS provides core courses in language arts/English, math, science, history and art to students in grades K-8. High school students can access Advanced Placement® courses, as well as up to four levels of world languages. As a public school option, there is no tuition, and students graduate with a high school diploma that meets all state requirements.

CVCS students receive instruction from their teachers during live, interactive online classes, as well as through recorded sessions. At least once per week, students attend the CVCS Learning Center, where they receive direct instruction and support from certified teachers and staff. The CVCS Learning Center, centrally located in the West Loop, gives students opportunities to collaborate with their peers in classrooms, receive individual remediation and enrichment, and foster school community. This unique blended model gives families a quality school choice and provides students an exciting public school option with greater flexibility and self-pacing.

Teachers are also available to students and their Learning Coaches via email, phone and one-on-one online instruction. CVCS teachers strive to form a partnership with Learning Coaches so that students’ challenges and achievements can be more closely addressed.

CVCS hosts online information sessions to help parents and children learn more about the program. For more information on the school, visit http://cvcs.k12.com/.

About Chicago Virtual Charter School

Chicago Virtual Charter School (CVCS) is a full-time, online public school available to Chicago students in grades K through 12. CVCS is a pioneer in blended learning – combining online learning with onsite instruction at the CVCS Learning Center. As part of Chicago Public Schools, CVCS 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 CVCS, visit: http://cvcs.k12.com/.

Contacts

Chicago Virtual Charter School
Donna Savarese, 703-436-3273
dsavarese@k12.com

Contacts

Chicago Virtual Charter School
Donna Savarese, 703-436-3273
dsavarese@k12.com