On August 24th more than 6,000 3rd through 12th grade students across Texas will log on to iSchool Virtual Academy of Texas (iSVA) to greet their teachers and classmates for the 2015-2016 academic year as the school marks its fourth year of operation in the state.
iSchool Virtual Academy of Texas, a Responsive Education Solutions (ResponsiveEd®) school, is a full-time, tuition-free online program that uses personalized instruction, an interactive curriculum and individual attention, combined with the support of Texas-certified teachers and an active school community to help students achieve academic success in ways that suit their learning style.
Sara Baker, Head of School at iSVA, always looks forward to the start of the new academic year. “Like any school, you are always eager to greet your returning students and meet the new ones. As a virtual program, our students typically work from home, but they build important relationships with our teachers. We work together with parents, who are often serving as teaching guides, to support all of our students and make sure their unique needs are met and that they reach their academic goals,” she said.
iSVAVA is able to highly customize every students learning through the K12 curriculum program. Lessons are delivered online using the curriculum and tools provided by K12, a leading provider of online school programs. iSVA provides courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as elective and Advanced Placement®. iSVA also offers a range of extracurricular activities, opportunities for advanced learners, social gatherings and events.
Texas Virtual Academy is fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of College and Schools Council.
In May, iSVA was lauded for a dramatic improvement in Reading and Mathematics scores. A recent K12 report has also shown that the longer students stay enrolled in the online charter school, the better they perform.
iSVA is still accepting enrollments for grades 3rd-8th. The school is holding information sessions throughout the state so that interested parents can learn more about the online school and meet school staff. Upcoming events include:
San Antonio Discovery Days: 1-4 PM Thursday, August 20, 2015, Main Event Entertainment, 1911 North Loop 1604 East
Corpus Christi Information Session: 2-3 PM Friday, August 21, 2015, Starbucks, 3738 South Staples
Webster Information Session: 11 Am to Noon Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Chili’s, 1150 W. NASA Rd. 1
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