Michigan Virtual Charter Academy Kicks Off 2017-2018 School Year

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students at Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA) will start the new school year on Sept. 5, simply by turning on their computers. An online public school for Michigan students in grades K-12, MVCA provides a tuition-free option for families across the state.

First day of school for #MVCA students is September 5th!

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With a personalized approach to learning, MVCA gives students the chance to learn in ways that meet their needs. Students tackle a full course load in the core subjects of math, science, English/language arts and history. Lessons are integrated across the curriculum, so students may apply what they are learning in one class to the lessons they encounter in another.

Live, online classes are facilitated by Michigan-certified teachers, and students connect with their peers during live Class Connect sessions.

“Working with our students is truly special,” said instructional coach Casey Swan. “We get to know our families, and as an online school we are able to provide a level of support they might not get elsewhere.”

Students can approach MVCA’s rigorous curriculum at a pace that suits their needs, talents and interests. Advanced learners can move quickly through lessons and take on leadership opportunities during class, while those who struggle can get additional support from their teachers through regular emails, phone calls and one-to-one online meetings. Learning coaches – often parents or other relatives – work alongside students to ensure accountability and progress.

In addition to their virtual classes, MVCA students have access to materials such as books and materials for reading, experiments and other projects. Outside of class time, students participate in a variety of extracurricular clubs and activities, and meet in-person at teacher-led and school-sponsored events, field trips and social gatherings.

MVCA is still enrolling for the 2017-18 school year. For information on enrollment, visit http://mvca.k12.com/how-enroll.html. To connect with school leaders at an upcoming online or in-person information session, visit http://mvca.k12.com/events-calendar.html.

About Michigan Virtual Charter Academy

Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA) is a full-time online public charter school authorized by Grand Valley State University that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the Michigan public school system, MVCA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and online education programs. Students use web-based lessons and hands-on instructional materials that are shipped to their home. For more information about MVCA, visit http://mvca.k12.com.

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 K12.com.

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K12 Inc.
Emily Riordan, Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications
703-483-7328
eriordan@k12.com

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