Chicago Virtual Charter School Kicks Off 2017-2018 School Year September 5th

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students and teachers at Chicago Virtual Charter School (CVCS) head back to their online classes on Sept. 5th. A full-time, online public charter school, CVCS is available tuition-free for K-12 students living in Chicago. CVCS blends online learning with in-person engagement, to deliver a high quality education option.

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Students become adept at using technology for their online classes and assignments, and once a week attend in-person sessions at the CVCS Learning Center on S. Peoria Street. There, they connect with their peers and meet with teachers about their assignments. CVCS’s innovative model allows teachers and families to work together to tailor an education plan specific to each student’s needs.

“I love teaching at CVCS,” says Jennifer Roberts, a reading interventionist. “With our blended approach, I can customize lessons for our students in our online classroom, and meet with them in-person for any additional support they’re looking for.”

CVCS’s rigorous curriculum includes a full course load in the core subjects of math, science, language arts, history and art, as well as electives, honors and AP® courses in high school. Illinois-certified teachers facilitate live, interactive online classes, and communicate one-on-one with students via phone and email. The online courses, planning and assessment tools are complemented by resources and materials such as textbooks, microscopes, geology samples, art supplies, and more.

The flexibility of the online platform means students can pursue a learning pathway that is right for them. Advanced learners can progress quickly, while those who find concepts more challenging can take the extra time they need. Eligible students in grades 11 and 12 can pursue college credits while in high school, enrolling tuition-free in local community colleges and universities.

For information on CVCS enrollment, visit Connect with teachers and families at a tour of the Learning Center on Sept. 12th, and find out about other upcoming CVCS events at

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 engaging curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and online education programs. For more information about CVCS, visit:

About K12, Inc.

K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s curriculum services over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company consisting of thousands of online school educators providing instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. The K12 program is offered in more than seventy K12 partner public schools across the country, and through private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at


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