MURRAY, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA), an accredited online public charter school, is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2018-19 school year. UTVA offers an alternative to a traditional brick-and-mortar education for students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade.
UTVA combines online instruction, rigorous curriculum and the support of state-certified teachers to provide a personalized experience for each student. UTVA students attend live virtual classes and access a robust online curriculum provided by K12 Inc. The school provides a unique approach to learning that helps prepare students for post-graduation college or career success.
“At Utah Virtual Academy, our goal is simple: that every student succeeds,” said Meghan Merideth, head of school at UTVA. “I truly believe that students at UTVA graduate with a skillset unlike any others because of the dedication, the determination, the drive, the grit that you have to have to be a successful virtual student.”
The rigorous and engaging curriculum at UTVA includes courses in English/language arts, math, science, history, art and music, as well as six world languages and nearly 40 electives and Advanced Placement® courses for high school students.
The school has a robust Advanced Learner Program for younger students, and high schoolers can get ahead by earning college credits through in-person and online concurrent enrollment available at Salt Lake Community College, Snow College and Dixie State University.
UTVA also offers the Destinations Career Program, a career technical education (CTE) program which prepares full-time high school students for college and careers and provides them with relevant technical skills in two career fields – information technology and health sciences.
Students have the choice to enroll at UTVA full-time or remain in their local high school or homeschool setting and enroll through the Statewide Online Education Program in up to six full-year online courses from the K12 catalog.
Students choose online school for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment and schedule flexibility to facilitate extracurricular pursuits or medical needs. UTVA’s online platform gives students the flexibility to pursue their academic goals in a supportive environment and at an appropriate pace for their learning style.
UTVA offers an active, supportive school community and a range of extracurricular activities, including student government and other clubs, as well as school field trips and social gatherings.
During the open enrollment period, UTVA will host in-person and online information sessions throughout the state. For more information and a list of events, please visit http://utva.k12.com/events-calendar.
About Utah Virtual Academy
Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA) is an accredited online public charter school that serves Utah students in kindergarten through 12th grade. As part of the Utah public school system, UTVA is tuition-free, giving 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. UTVA also offers individual course options for high school students enrolled in their resident district program, an approved charter school, private school or home school as part of the Statewide Online Education Program (SOEP). For more information about UTVA, please visit http://utva.k12.com.
Jessica Schuler, 571-405-2211