Nevada Virtual Academy Expands To Serve Grades K-9
Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA) has announced the expansion of its tuition-free, online public school to include grades K through 9. Prior to state approval, NVVA was limited to grades 4 through 8.
NVVA is based on the K12 platform and is chartered by Nevada's State Board of Education. The expansion is intended to provide an effective public education alternative to more students across the state, regardless of geographic, economic, or other circumstances. The program offers students access to state-licensed teachers, individualized learning programs, and opportunities for one-on-one and group interactions.
"K12 welcomes this expansion of the Nevada Virtual Academy as an opportunity to share our engaging, high-performing, interactive curriculum with more students throughout the state," said Ron Packard, founder and CEO of K12, in a prepared statement. "Students will benefit from taking advantage of this exciting public school option earlier in their education. Nationally, our data indicates that the longer a child is enrolled in the K12 online school program, the better they perform."
Classes for the 2008-2009 school year began Aug. 25. Nevada Virtual Academy will continue to accept applications through Sept. 12.
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