92% of Ohio Virtual Academy Students Benefitted Academically in 2016

— Online school begins 15th year serving
students across Ohio —

MAUMEE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students at Ohio
Virtual Academy (OHVA)
, an accredited, full-time, online
public community school, will begin their 2016-2017 school year on
August 15 as the program marks its 15th year of operation in
the state. According to a spring 2016 survey conducted by Edge Research,
92% of the families with students enrolled in the school during the
2015-2016 school year felt that their child had benefitted academically
from the curriculum.


The curriculum is designed to adapt to each student’s unique learning
style. This allows the student to determine the pace of the lessons,
giving advanced learners the ability to move ahead more quickly than
they might be able to in a traditional classroom. Students can also opt
to progress more slowly through the lessons and concepts that they find
more challenging. This individualization, combined with support from
OHVA teachers and the student’s Learning Coach (typically the parent or
guardian), encourages a true grasp of the skills and material.

“Ohio Virtual Academy was the right choice for our son, especially when
it comes to college readiness,” said Melissa Howard, whose son will be a
senior at OHVA this year and is taking several college courses through
the state’s College Credit Plus program. “The traditional high school
classroom was boring for him because it was moving too slowly. When we
discovered the opportunity he had to work at his own speed at OHVA, we
were so pleased.”

OHVA is open to all students in grades K through 12 who reside in Ohio.
The rigorous and engaging curriculum offered by the school includes
courses in language arts/English literature, math, science, history,
world languages, art and music, as well as elective and Advanced
Placement® courses for high school students. State-certified teachers
provide instruction, guidance and support, and regularly interact with
students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online
discussions, phone and face-to-face meetings. As a public school option,
there is no tuition.

“We’re focused on helping Ohio students graduate with the skills,
knowledge and confidence that they will need in order to be successful
in their college classrooms and in their careers,” said Dr. Kristin
Stewart, Senior Head of School of Ohio Virtual Academy. “Our online
school model is an option for families who seek a better educational fit
for their children, as we know not every student learns in the same way
and at the same speed.”

Earlier this summer OHVA challenged enrolled families to prevent summer
‘brain drain’ by offering students free access to LearnBop,
a self-paced solution that simulates a one-on-one, personalized math
tutoring experience. The award-winning online program will continue to
be available free of charge throughout the fall and can be used
alongside the regular math curriculum to build math skills or prepare
for high-level exams.

OHVA is still accepting enrollments for this fall. To learn more, visit http://ohva.k12.com/
and follow on Facebook.

About Ohio Virtual Academy

Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) is an accredited, full-time online public
charter school authorized by the Ohio Council of Community Schools
(OCCS) that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the Ohio
public school system, OHVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families
the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest provider of proprietary
curriculum and online education programs. For more information about
OHVA, visit http://ohva.k12.com
and follow on Facebook.

Contacts

for Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA)
Donna Savarese, 703-436-3273
dsavarese@k12.com