GUTTENBERG, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Iowa Virtual Academy (IAVA), an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year. IAVA offers an online, tuition-free education to students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade.
IAVA offers families an alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar learning environment. Combining online instruction, rigorous curriculum and the support of state-licensed teachers, IAVA provides a personalized learning experience.
“We are committed to the success of each one of our students,” said Head of School Steve Hoff. “The online learning environment allows us to meet them wherever they are on their academic journey and get them where they want to go. We look forward to serving new and returning families in the coming school year.”
IAVA students across all grade levels are offered a full course load in the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science, history, art, music and physical education, as well as electives and world languages, and high school students have access to Advanced Placement® courses. IAVA’s teachers facilitate live, interactive online classes, allowing students to enjoy a safe learning environment anywhere with an internet connection.
Students choose to attend public school at home for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment, and the ability to support extracurricular pursuits or medical needs. IAVA’s online platform gives students the opportunity to pursue academic goals in a supportive environment that recognizes their individual learning styles.
Resources are available to help IAVA students and families navigate the online learning experience. In addition to scheduled classes, teachers regularly communicate with students and families via phone and email in order to ensure they are supported and appropriately challenged.
Throughout the school year, IAVA hosts field trips and social outings and celebrates graduating seniors with an in-person commencement ceremony in the spring. Virtual clubs and organizations allow students to further explore shared interests together in an online setting.
Students interested in enrolling in IAVA must apply before the state’s open enrollment deadline of March 2, 2020 (September 1, 2020 for kindergarten). For more information about IAVA and to find a schedule of upcoming information sessions, visit https://iava.k12.com or download the free K12 app for iOS and Android devices.
About Iowa Virtual Academy
Iowa Virtual Academy is an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, which uses curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. Iowa Virtual Academy’s individualized approach gives Iowa students the chance to learn in the ways that are right for them. For more about IAVA, visit https://iava.k12.com.
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