— Online School Students Hit Classrooms Without Ever Leaving Home —
MERIDIAN, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New school supplies and meeting new teachers are still part of the first
day of school for Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) students across the
state. They will meet in homeroom to catch up with classmates from last
year, but there won’t be any backpacks, school cafeteria food or
catching the bus for these students. Instead, they will log-in to their
virtual homeroom as they attend school full-time online.
is a tuition-free, online public school available to students in grades
K-12 across the state of Idaho. Students use the internet to access the
engaging, award-winning K12 curriculum. A public school choice, IDVA
gives parents and families the opportunity to maximize their success
with personalized learning. The 2016-17 school year will begin on
September 6. IDVA has been operating in the state since 2002.
Similar to any first day of school, students meet virtually with their
Idaho-credentialed teachers and log in to explore the topics they will
study that year. While the technology makes it possible to focus on each
student’s individual academic challenges and strengths, it is the
partnership between parents and teachers that makes online learning a
powerful education alternative for a variety of students.
Students enroll in IDVA for a wide variety of reasons. Some are advanced
learners, motivated to increase their knowledge beyond the basic course
offerings, while others are athletes or performers looking to balance a
full schedule, as well as those who benefit from a different learning
environment and a focused one-on-one learning experience.
IDVA teachers provide a child-centered learning experience, offering
instruction and support, one-on-one guidance, and interaction with
students and parents via an online classroom, email, phone or
face-to-face meetings. Students have a vibrant school community with
plenty of social interaction as well, working with peers in the online
classroom and gathering in-person for events like class outings, science
fairs, and service projects.
“Idaho Virtual Academy is focused around each student’s needs – whether
that is helping them advance through the curriculum or spending more
time with them on a subject where they need more support,” said Kelly
Edginton, Head of School for IDVA. “I am proud of our teachers and the
individual attention our school can provide to our students and
IDVA is still accepting enrollment of student in grades K-12 for the
2016-17 school year. Idaho families are invited to learn more about
online education by signing up for in-person events and online
information sessions being held across the state. To find out more,
or contact an enrollment consultant at (866) 339-9065.
More about Idaho Virtual Academy
Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) is a tuition-free, statewide, online public
school serving, serving students in Kindergarten through 12th
grade. Idaho-credentialed teachers deliver lessons in K12’s virtual
classroom platform with a combination of engaging online and offline
coursework—including a wide array of textbooks, CDs, videos, and
hands-on materials that make learning come alive. Learn more at www.k12.com/idva.
Anne Heavey, 206-528-2550