TACOMA, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Washington Virtual Academies – Omak (WAVA), an online public school program of Omak School District, will welcome back students for the 2019-2020 school year on September 4. WAVA is a tuition-free public school at home option available to students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade.
“We are excited to start the new school year,” said 7th grade teacher Tisha Putz. “The online learning environment offers each student the opportunity to meet his or her unique potential. Students at WAVA can explore their passions and reignite a love of learning. The new year is full of promise, for brand new students and everyone returning to WAVA.”
By combining the technology of virtual classrooms with a rigorous curriculum led by Washington-certified educators, WAVA offers a learning experience tailored to fit each student’s needs. Through live and recorded sessions that are accessed online, students can attend classes from any computer with an internet connection.
Students in all grade levels take a full course load across the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science and history, as well as world languages, arts, music, and electives. Honors classes are available for high school students, who can also choose from a wide variety of electives.
WAVA’s dedicated teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive online classes, and connect with students and families via phone, email, and online discussions, building close partnerships with parents and students to support academic success. The online platform enables students to enjoy a safe learning environment while connecting with classmates and teachers across the state.
Students enroll in online school for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a safe environment, and the ability to balance academic goals with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs. For many students, WAVA offers an education they may not otherwise have access to, with unique course offerings to prepare them for college and career opportunities.
Throughout the school year, WAVA builds a sense of community through in-person field trips and social outings. WAVA also celebrates graduating seniors with an in-person commencement ceremony in the spring. Virtual clubs and student organizations allow students to further explore their interests together in the online setting.
About Washington Virtual Academies
Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA) is an online public school open to students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade. It is an Alternative Learning Experience school program of the Omak School District. As part of the Washington public school system, WAVA is tuition-free, and gives parents and families the choice to access the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about WAVA, visit wava.k12.com.
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