This time of year students across the country prepare to head back to school. But for thousands of Nevada students their school is just a click away through the Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA) – the state’s largest public virtual school serving kids in grades K-12. As Monday, August 24 marks NVVA’s first day of school, it is hosting two events in Las Vegas and Reno to give interested families the opportunity to talk with enrolled families and school officials about this exciting learning option.
“We are excited to begin another successful school year,” said Mike Kazek, NVVA Head of School. “We grow every year as more families realize the value of our personalized lesson plans, exceptional curriculum, and dedicated teachers and staff. Nevada Virtual Academy offers quality, value, and flexibility in one unique package. We look forward to talking with interested families about this innovative learning option at our back to school events.”
NVVA is an innovative, tuition-free public school that offers students all across the state the opportunity to receive an excellent and comprehensive public education. Information on the two back to school informational events is listed below.
Las Vegas Reno Monday, August 24 Monday, August 31 4:00 PM or 6:00 PM 2:00 PM or 4:00 PM Orleans Hotel Grand Sierra Resort 4500 W Tropicana 2500 E. 2nd Street Las Vegas 89103 Reno 89595
One of the primary reasons the Nevada Virtual Academy is such a popular school option is its highly individualized approach to learning. Each student receives a personalized learning program that is designed to meet their education needs. Elementary students are able to work at the pace that is right for them. While middle and high school classes are more synchronous, they still allow for greater flexibility than is typically possible in traditional schools. The technology enables children from all over the state – regardless of their geographic or economic circumstances – to attend the same school and regularly communicate with their teachers and friends through interactive web-based programs.
NVVA uses the high quality academic program developed by K12, the nation’s leading provider of curriculum and K-12 online school programs. Students access engaging web-based lessons through the K12 Online School (OLS) and also use off-line education materials that complement the online elements of the program. They learn outside the classroom and receive instruction, support and oversight from state-licensed teachers in partnership with a learning coach – a parent or responsible adult – who provides guidance and assistance.
NVVA teachers assign lessons, provide instruction, and regularly interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions, phone, and face-to-face meetings. Teachers also organize a variety of school outings across the state for students and families.
Throughout the summer, NVVA students have been receiving boxes full of education materials that were shipped to their home in preparation for the new school year. Items included textbooks, workbooks, classical stories, math and science supplies, maps, art books, instruments, CDs, and much more.
Although school is starting, NVVA is still accepting new enrollments and continues to host free information sessions and events across the state for families who are interested in the school. A list of all events can be found at www.k12.com/nvva.