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Utah Virtual Academy to Kick Off 2018-19 School Year on August 21

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Online Public Charter School Offers Innovative College- and
Career-Prep Opportunities

Students at Utah
Virtual Academy
(UTVA), an accredited online public charter school,
will begin their 2018-19 school year on August 21, simply by turning on
their computers. UTVA begins its 11th school year offering public school
at home to students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade.

UTVA provides families and students an alternative to traditional
brick-and-mortar education. Students enroll in online school for a
variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a bullying-free
environment and the ability to balance their education with
extracurricular pursuits or medical needs. Combining innovative
technology with a rigorous and engaging curriculum led by
state-certified teachers, UTVA offers each student a personalized
learning experience.

"At UTVA, our unique approach to learning helps put students on a path
to success with the tools they need to reach their full potential," said
Meghan Merideth, head of school at Utah Virtual Academy. "Teachers and
families work together to create a personalized education tailored to
each student's individual needs."

Students in all grade levels take a full course load across the core
subjects of English/language arts, math, science and history, as well as
art and music.

UTVA's high school program has a strong focus on college and career
readiness, better preparing students for their next steps, whether
that's college, a career, or both. UTVA's college concurrent enrollment
(CE) program offers one of the state's most robust catalog of college
course offerings. Partnering with Salt Lake Community College, Snow
College, and Dixie State University, eligible students are able to earn
college credits toward an associate degree while working toward high
school graduation.

The Destinations
Career Program
gives high school students exposure to relevant
technical and specialty trade skills, allowing them to explore potential
future occupations in high-demand career fields. UTVA offers career
technical education (CTE) courses in two pathways: information
technology and health sciences.

UTVA students can also take advantage of K12's new partnership with STEM
Premier
, a collaborative relationship-building platform connecting
students with career pathways, jobs, colleges, trade schools and
scholarship opportunities. Students create online portfolios
highlighting career interests, academic achievements, extracurricular
activities and certifications. The platform allows STEM Premier member
organizations to recruit for skilled talent.

"Students enrolled in UTVA's Destinations pathways are being prepared
for in-demand, lucrative career opportunities in the 21st century
workforce," said Casey Welch, STEM Premier President and CEO. "We look
forward to providing an opportunity for these students to showcase their
skills, talents and abilities on the STEM Premier platform."

Students have the choice to enroll at UTVA full-time or remain in their
local high school or homeschool setting and enroll through the Statewide
Online Education Program (SOEP) in up to six full-year online courses
from the K12 catalog.

UTVA's dedicated teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive
online classes and interact with students and families via phone, email,
web-based classrooms and online discussions, building close partnerships
with parents and students to support academic success. The online
platform enables students to enjoy a safe learning environment while
connecting with classmates and teachers from across the state.

Throughout the school year, UTVA builds a sense of community through
in-person field trips, monthly social outings and service learning
opportunities. UTVA celebrates the end of the school year with an
in-person prom and honors graduating seniors with an in-person
commencement ceremony in the spring. Virtual clubs and student
organizations allow students to further explore their interests together
in the online setting.

UTVA is currently accepting enrollments for the fall. Interested
families are encouraged to attend online and in-person information
sessions hosted by the school. To learn more, visit utva.k12.com
or download the K12
enrollment app
for iOS and Android devices.

About Utah Virtual Academy

Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA)is an accredited online public charter school
that serves Utah students in kindergarten through 12th grade. As part of
the Utah public school system, UTVA is tuition-free, giving parents and
families the choice to access the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and
online education programs. UTVA also offers individual course options
for high school students enrolled in their resident district program, an
approved charter school, private school or home school as part of the
Statewide Online Education Program (SOEP). For more information about
UTVA, please visit http://utva.k12.com.

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