MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 9, 2018--Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), an online public school of Union County Public Schools which has served the Tennessee community since 2011, will offer high school beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. The online school is now accepting enrollment applications in grades K-10 for the upcoming school year.

The addition of 9th and 10th grade comes at the end of a school year where 164 TNVA students graduated from 8th grade, with many families expressing a desire to continue their education at the virtual school. With the addition of the high school grades, TNVA will provide families statewide with a new choice in public education, and offer currently enrolled students the opportunity to continue their schooling in the online setting.

“Enrolling my son at TNVA was the best decision for our family,” said Kristin Colson, whose son Isaiah will start 8th grade this fall. “His teachers are committed to his success, and he feels safe and confident in his classes. Now that he’ll be able to stay with TNVA through high school, we see an even brighter future ahead.”

TNVA combines online instruction, rigorous curriculum, and the support of state-certified teachers to create a personalized learning experience for each student. Students take a full course load in the core subjects of English language arts, history, math and science. Beyond the core courses, TNVA offers electives in art and music. Throughout the year, the school offers in-person field trips, community service, social outings and other activities to foster a sense of school community.

Students choose 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. With innovative technology and virtual classes led by experienced and dedicated teachers, TNVA delivers a personalized, boundary-free education to students across the state.

“As an online public school, TNVA has proudly provided Tennessee families with a pathway to academic success, giving them a learning option that best suits their child’s needs,” says Head of School Jennifer Havens. “By adding a high school program, we will continue to support our students with college and career preparation for years to come.”

TNVA is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2018-2019 academic year in grades K-10. Families are encouraged to attend an online or in-person information session hosted by the school. Information about TNVA and how to enroll, as well as a schedule of upcoming events, can be found at tnva.k12.com.

About Tennessee Virtual Academy

Tennessee Virtual Academy is a full-time online public school program of Union City Schools. Serving students in kindergarten through tenth grade, TNVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families 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 TNVA, visit  tnva.k12.com.

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