LUSK, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Students at Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA) will begin their 2018-19 school year on August 22, simply by turning on their computers. An AdvancED-accredited online public school program of Niobrara County School District #1, WYVA is available to full-time students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Students choose the public school at home option from across the state of Wyoming, many attending from remote areas where they may not otherwise have the opportunity to access an education like WYVA.
Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by state-certified teachers, WYVA offers each student a personalized learning experience, including small-group instruction opportunities and one-on-one teacher interaction.
“Enrolling our daughter in Wyoming Virtual Academy has been the best decision we’ve ever made,” said Linda Bates, whose daughter, ShaiLyn, is a rising 11th grader on the autism spectrum. “The virtual setting allows me to be actively involved in her education, and we feel so supported by her wonderful teachers, as well as the services she receives from the school. Not only is she thriving academically at WYVA, but she is growing as an individual, as well.”
Students in all grade levels take a full course load across the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as electives, honors and Advanced Placement® courses.
Eligible students can also earn college credit tuition-free while still in high school through concurrent enrollment in online courses at Eastern Wyoming College, with credits easily transferable to the University of Wyoming. Students can receive up to 32 credits to apply both to their high school diploma and post-secondary degree.
WYVA’s dedicated teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive online classes, and 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, WYVA builds a sense of community through in-person field trips, monthly social outings and service learning opportunities. WYVA 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. Virtual clubs and student organizations also allow students to further explore their interests together in the online setting.
WYVA is currently accepting enrollments for the fall. Interested families are encouraged to attend online information sessions hosted by the school. To learn more, visit wyva.k12.com or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.
About Wyoming Virtual Academy
Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA) is an AdvancED-accredited full-time online public school that serves students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade. A public school program of Niobrara County School District #1, WYVA is tuition-free to Wyoming students, 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 WYVA, visit http://wyva.k12.com.