PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Students at Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA), an accredited, online public charter school, will begin the 2018-19 school year on August 8 as the school begins its 15th year of operation. AZVA is open to students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by state-certified teachers, AZVA provides each student with a personalized learning experience. Students take a full course load across the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science and history, as well as world languages, art music and electives. Advanced Placement® courses are available at the high school level.
Eligible students also have the opportunity for concurrent enrollment, which allows them to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school, at no cost to the family.
AZVA will launch the RISE program (Reaching Intellectual Success & Excellence) for profoundly gifted students in 2018-19. Eligible students in grades 3-8 will learn under the instruction of a gifted-certified teacher and will be provided opportunities for acceleration in areas of exceptional strength, and the ability to go deeper and wider in their understanding of the world around them. RISE students will engage with similarly gifted peers through live class discussions, projects and virtual collaborative learning.
“Gifted students shouldn’t just be given more work, they should be given different, meaningful work that will encourage them to delve deeper into their scope of understanding of the material and to explore the world in a new way,” said Dr. Kelly Van Sande, head of school at Arizona Virtual Academy. “The RISE program will encourage our students to exercise creativity and higher-level thinking while exploring interesting topics and concepts.”
AZVA also offers a blended learning program, combining online courses with in-person instruction and support. There are three blended learning centers located in the Phoenix Metro area, as well as one each in Kingman and Tucson, and feature on-site support, student enrichment and socialization opportunities.
Students enroll in online school for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment, and the ability to balance their education with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs.
AZVA’s state-certified teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive online classes. In addition, the dedicated teachers interact with students and families via phone, email, web-based classrooms and online discussions, building close partnerships with parents and students to support academic success. The online platform enables students to enjoy a safe learning environment while connecting with classmates and teachers from across the state.
Throughout the school year, AZVA builds a sense of community through in-person field trips, community service opportunities and social outings. AZVA celebrates the end of the school year with an in-person prom and honors graduating seniors with an in-person commencement ceremony in the spring.
AZVA is still accepting enrollments for this fall. Interested families are encouraged to attend online or in-person information sessions hosted by the school. To learn more, visit azva.k12.com or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.
About Arizona Virtual Academy
Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA) is an accredited, full-time online public charter school that serves Arizona students in kindergarten through 12th grade. As part of the Arizona public school system, AZVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about AZVA, visit http://azva.k12.com.