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6th-grader wants to put a stop to bullying

4/24/2017 Written by Corbie Hill, The News & Observer   When Brenden Santos told his mom, Diana Santos, that Lt. Gov. Dan Forest had emailed him a Christmas greeting card, she was skeptical it was real. She didn’t want to discourage her son, so she didn’t say so at the time, but she called the […]

MVCA student applauds teacher during appreciation week

Julie DeZell, Hometown Life  As our nation marks National Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to recognize my algebra teacher, Pamela Carpenter, for inspiring me to do my best in all of my classes at Michigan Virtual Charter Academy. My academic journey has not been easy. I’m in ninth grade, but have attended many different schools. Due to […]


Multi-Talented Student Finds Time in Online School

4/15/2017 Originally published in The Blade. Lydia Napier’s school might not be right for everyone, but it has real advantages for her. The 16-year-old cellist and prep cook attends the Ohio Virtual Academy. That gives her time to practice, and an unusually flexible schedule. Classes take place live online, she said, but she can sometimes […]


OHVA racer gets dream shot

Del Duduit, Portsmouth Daily Times May 28 is the day Zach Veach’s dream will come true. The day can’t come fast enough—and Veach wants to go really fast on that particular day. The 22-year-old will finally take a seat and run in his first Indianapolis 500. “It’s something I have dreamed about since I was […]

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OHVA Family on Autism Health Care and Online School

  In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Governor Kasich signed a bill extending autism health care.  NBC4 spoke with the K12-powered Thornsley family about how this will positively impact them. Their OHVA kindergartner, Damyon, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. It is a huge step forward for the family, therapy isn’t cheap […]


GCA Gives Parents Option for Conventional School

4/10/2017 Robert Catanese, FOX 28 Media The Georgia Cyber Academy is currently in their 10th school year. Initially launched in the Fall of 2007, GCA now serves more than 14,000 full-time students in Georgia from all 159 counties. It’s the largest K-12 public school in Georgia. Matt Arkin is the Head of School for GCA. […]


Student Finds Hope in Online Education While Fighting Muscular Disease

4/8/2017 Amanda Starrantino, The Indy Channel  One teen who struggled in a traditional school setting due to physical disability, found hope that his future would be bright after enrolling in an online homeschooling program. Tenth grader Andrew Rusk has battled Mitochondrial Myopathy, a disease that causes prominent muscular problems, his entire life. His diagnosis prevented him […]

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Hoosier Academy is Perfect Solution for Local Student

04/03/2017 Stephanie Dolan, The Flyer Group  BROWNSBURG — A terminal illness is a lot for anyone to deal with, and especially so when you’re only 16. Andrew Rusk of Brownsburg has been struggling with mitochondrial myopathy — a form of muscular dystrophy — for all of his young life. The disease makes many aspects of […]

The Mercer family found the key to academic success with GCA

Devin Negrete, WSAV  PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. – One of those kids is a Flight Sergeant in the Civil Air Patrol while three of them have placed first in the 4H club. Those are just some of the many perks they find of attending one online Georgia school. “This program gives us the opportunity for each […]

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Student Thrives Away from Bullying with IAVA

Dora Miller, CBS2/FOX28  GARNAVILLO, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to learning since some families are seeing more success sitting in front of a computer than in front of a chalkboard. At Iowa Virtual Academy, it’s not set up like your typical classroom. The teachers are on screens and the students learn […]