New Public-School Program Will Set Students on Path to Education Success
CHARLESTON, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Enrollment is now open for the 2022-2023 school year at West Virginia Virtual Academy (WVVA), a new full-time, public-school program for students in grades K-10. Authorized by the West Virginia Professional Charter School Board, WVVA will serve students starting in the fall of this year with plans to grow by grade level each year to eventually serve grades K-12.
WVVA will provide students with a standards-aligned curriculum facilitated by West Virginia-certified teachers, from the safety of their homes or anywhere with an internet connection. And with the school’s unique approach, students can pair a solid academic foundation with hands-on learning experiences in career exploration.
According to labor market data from Indeed.com, more than 34,000 job openings posted in West Virginia in the last year require an education level less than a bachelor’s degree. And with 200k West Virginia residents carrying nearly $7 billion in student loan debt, WVVA is opening at a time when families need learning options that will strengthen students’ future educational prospects.
“When it comes to public education in West Virginia, students need options that will prepare them for personal and professional success,” said Brian Hoylman, WVVA Board President. “As an online school with a proven track record of success, WVVA is proud to introduce families to a learning environment that meets their needs today and sets them on a path for a bright future.”
WVVA’s core subjects will include opportunities for group projects, project-based learning, and one-on-one support from state-based staff in an environment designed for full-time online learning. Students can balance a full academic schedule along with extracurricular pursuits, internships, or other specialized needs. Whether their WVVA high school diploma leads them directly to the workplace, to the military, or to higher education, students will be equipped with the skills they need to get there.
WVVA’s curriculum is provided by Stride, Inc., an education leader with more than 20 years of experience delivering online education to students across the country. Stride has worked with schools and districts across all 50 states to help develop local solutions to meet personalized online and blended learning goals.
Enrollment at West Virginia Virtual Academy is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. For more information, visit https://wvva.k12.com/.
About West Virginia Virtual Academy
West Virginia Virtual Academy (WVVA) is a full-time online learning program for students statewide in grades K-10. WVVA is tuition-free to West Virginia students and gives families the choice to access the curriculum provided by Stride Career Prep, a Stride, Inc. company (NYSE: LRN). Stride Career Prep offers learners of all ages an effective way to learn and build their skills for the future. For more information about WVVA, visit https://wvva.k12.com/.
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Source: Stride, Inc.