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Arkansas Virtual Academy Grows College and Career Prep Programs for the 2018-2019 School Year

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Online Classes are Back in Session on August 15

Students and teachers at Arkansas
Virtual Academy
(ARVA) will start the 2018-2019 school year on
August 15. An online public school option for students in grades K-12,
ARVA is available tuition free to students across the state.

ARVA combines innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by
state-certified teachers. Students take a full course load across the
core subjects of math, science, language arts, history and art, as well
as a variety of electives at the appropriate grade levels.

Beginning this year, ARVA high school students will have the opportunity
to take Career Technical Education (CTE) courses through the school's Destinations
Career Program
. The Destinations Career Program introduces students
to specialty trade skills through online courses in the fields of
finance, information technology and marketing.

"We are proud to introduce Destinations pathways to our students this
year," said ARVA Head of School Scott Sides. "Our goal has always been
to prepare our students for a successful future, whether they plan to go
to college or enter the workforce after high school. With our new online
CTE offerings, we are doing even more to make sure our students are
college- and career-ready."

According to a recent survey
by K12 Inc. and Edge Research, three out of four parents say middle and
high school is the best time for students to start exploring career
paths. Through ARVA's new Destinations pathways, students are introduced
to future career trades and can choose to go on to take examinations for
industry-recognized credentials.

From live classes and one-on-one instruction to chat sessions and family
phone calls, dedicated teachers work in close partnership with parents
and students to support academic success. The online platform enables
students to enjoy a safe learning environment and connects them with
classmates and teachers from across the state.

Throughout the school year, ARVA builds a sense of community through
in-person field trips, community service opportunities and social
outings. Graduating seniors are celebrated at an in-person commencement
ceremony each spring, and many go on to enroll in top colleges and
universities across the country.

To learn more about ARVA, families are encouraged to attend an online or
in-person information session hosted by the school. To learn more about
enrollment and for a schedule of upcoming events, visit arva.k12.com,
or download the K12
enrollment app
for iOS and Android devices.

About Arkansas Virtual Academy

Arkansas Virtual Academy is a full-time online public charter school
serving students in grades K through 12. As part of the Arkansas public
school system, ARVA is tuition-free, giving parents and students the
choice to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc.
(NYSE:LRN), the nation's leading provider of proprietary K-12
curriculum and online education programs. For more information about
ARVA, visit arva.k12.com.

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