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DC 7th grader wins first place prize for solar panel project

Originally aired on WJLA-TV – May 14, 2019  Joshua McCrea, 12, cares about the environment and wanted to know more about solar power. “Instead of like using fossil fuels and other harmful oils, solar panels, it just uses the energy from the sun,” he said. To understand more about how the panels react to the sun […]


Finding the Right Path

Originally published in Martin County Enterprise & Weekly Herald  – May 9, 2019 Growing  up,  Jalen  Barkley  dreaded going  to  school. Born  with  a  speech  and  developmental  delay,  he was  the  target  of  classroom  bullies.   At  the  age  of  10,  he  began  taking  karate  and,  over the  years,  worked  his  way  up  to  a  firstdegree  black belt. Karate  enabled  him  to  defend  […]


Sam & Tamara Davis Family Scholarship Awarded to 4 Students

Originally aired on KDKA-TV – May 7, 2019 Four students were recently awarded the Sam & Tamara Davis Family Scholarship. One of the recipients is Hill House Passport Academy Charter School student Zaire, who attended an awards ceremony to receive the scholarship. The Sam & Tamara Davis Family Scholarship honors the life of Sam Davis and […]

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Where We Live: Beaverton’s teen digital animator

Originally aired on KOIN-TV – May 6, 2019 PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Not everyone finds their passion in life as early in life as Samuel Shin did. At 14 years of age, Samuel is already a savvy 3D digital animator, working with a Minecraft animation YouTube channel that has nearly 3 million subscribers. His work is tedious: […]


Alabama Virtual Academy holds prom celebration

Originally aired on WSFA-TV – May 3, 2019 Students from across Alabama came together to celebrate with a night on the river! Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula School District hosted its second annual prom, bringing together online students. Students had the opportunity to dress up and meet face-to-face with their students from their virtual classrooms. […]

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AZVA and ISAZ Students Bust A Move At Prom

Originally aired on Arizona ABC 15– May 6, 2019 On May 4, Arizona Virtual Academy and Insight Academy of Arizona had their “IRL” prom, taking their virtual classroom experience to an in-person event. Students had the chance to meet their peers after bonding online, some for the first time!  The prom had a futuristic, steam punk […]

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Colorado online school hopes to give students with autism a new way to learn

Originally aired on KMGH-TV – May 1, 2019 DENVER – For some, an autism diagnosis can mean limited options for students who struggle to learn in a traditional classroom. But an online program is helping students with autism find new ways to learn. “We just started to look at different online schools and I said, […]

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Teen Finds Success in Animation

Originally aired on KGW-TV – April 30, 2019 Samuel Shin has been animating since he was 7 and has goals to work for Pixar. The Oregon Virtual Academy student works 5-hours a day on his animation for Black Plasma Studios. However, school is still a priority for the 14-year old. With online learning he’s able to balance his work with […]

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Local Resident Attends Public Online School

Originally posted by The Hillsboro Reporter – April 22, 2019 Hillsboro resident Claire Williams was 15 when her father suddenly passed away, exacerbating her physical condition and making it impossible to maintain the curriculum schedule in public school. The now 17-year-old Williams lives with autoimmune disorder. The condition requires diligent treatment and proper management of […]

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Boy with Asperger Syndrome takes virtual school

Originally aired on KLFY-TV – April 22, 2019 LAFAYATTE, La. (KLFY) – An Acadiana boy living with Asperger Syndrome is paving the way for a unique style of learning – virtual schooling. 11 year old Ben Vaussine is learning through a webcam, conversing with a microphone, asking questions in the class’ group chat and emailing […]