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SOURCE Michigan Virtual Charter Academy
Online public charter school offers individualized learning approach for Michigan students
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA), a tuition-free online public charter school for students in Michigan, will kick off the 2014-15 school year and its' fifth year of operation on September 2, 2014. MVCA uses the award-winning K¹² curriculum to offer students in grades K-12 a unique learning experience, and with support from Michigan-certified teachers, MVCA provides the individualized attention and learning tools students need to succeed – both in school and beyond.
Students who enroll at MVCA receive an academic program which includes engaging, web-based lessons that complement and expand upon traditional education methods. Books, videos, CDs and other hands-on tools and instructional materials are shipped directly to each student's home, providing kids with an interactive environment that makes learning both dynamic and fun. MVCA provides core courses in Language Arts/English, Math, Science, History, World Languages Art and Music, while the high school curriculum offers more than 150 core, elective and Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses. Students can also choose to participate in a variety of extracurricular groups and clubs.
"We're excited to celebrate the school year ahead of us with our MVCA students and families, and welcome the new families joining us," said Jean Broadwater, Head of School at Michigan Virtual Charter Academy. "Our goal is to help our students grow to where they need to be in their educational careers. Our individualized approach to education is based on decades of research about how students learn best, and we're committed to every child in our program."
MVCA teachers provide instruction, guidance and support, and regularly interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, phone and face-to-face meetings. By working closely to help pace the curriculum to meet individual goals for advancement, teachers can adjust their lesson plans to the student, not the other way around. In addition, students are invited to participate in numerous field trips, picnics and other social events throughout the year, making for a well-rounded experience.
About Michigan Virtual Charter Academy
Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA), a full-time, online public school authorized by Grand Valley State University, is open to students statewide in grades K-12. MVCA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about MVCA, visit www.k12.com/mvca.
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