MAUMEE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students and teachers at Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA), an online public community school, will begin the 2017-18 school year on Aug. 21st. A full-time, tuition-free school for students statewide in grades K-12, OHVA offers a rigorous and engaging curriculum in a supportive school community. New at OHVA this year, students can explore future information technology career opportunities directly through course work in Career Technical Education (CTE).
Students interested in getting a jump on their careers following high school can take profession-focused courses to gain a competitive edge, through OHVA’s new Destinations program. Destinations introduces students to information technology technical and specialty trade skills through CTE courses. Students can choose to go on to take examinations for industry-recognized credentials.
According to a national survey released by K12 Inc. and Edge Research earlier this year, almost 95 percent of Americans agree that high school students should have more opportunities to learn practical, real-world skills. Importantly, 56 percent of parents said two years of work experience is more valuable than a four-year liberal arts degree!
“Our students come from every corner of our state, and every kind of community,” says Head of School Kris Stewart. “Thanks to online learning and a dedicated staff, we’re able to provide each student with an educational experience that supports their unique goals, whether it’s career or college preparation.”
OHVA students tackle a full course load in the core subjects of math, science, language arts, history, art, music and physical education, as well as electives, honors and Advanced Placement® courses in high school. Students with a desire to progress at an advanced pace can dual enroll in both OHVA and local colleges and universities, earning college credits along with their high school diploma. Through Ohio’s College Credit Plus program, the higher education courses are offered tuition-free to eligible students.
At OHVA, Ohio-licensed teachers facilitate live, interactive online classes, and communicate one-on-one with students via phone and email. OHVA provides families from across the state with an innovative education option, and with personalized learning plans to meet the needs of every student.
Outside of class time, students can further enrich their educational experiences through field trips, clubs and community gatherings. OHVA students meet online and in-person around shared interests such as sports, culture, and performance, and join renowned organizations such as National Honors Society and Girl Scouts.
To learn more about enrollment and to find an upcoming online or in-person information session, visit http://ohva.k12.com/how-enroll.html.
About Ohio Virtual Academy
Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) is an accredited, full-time online public charter school authorized by the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the Ohio public school system, OHVA 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 OHVA, visit http://ohva.k12.com and follow on Facebook.
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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