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Gary Digital Academy Now Enrolling Students in Grades K-8 for 2018-2019 School Year

August 28, 2018

GARY, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 28, 2018--Gary Digital Academy (GDA), a new tuition-free, full-time public school program of Gary Community School Corporation, is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2018-2019 school year. In its inaugural year, GDA will offer students in Kindergarten through 8th grade a blended program where they will participate in twice-weekly, in-person instruction at the Gary Area Career Center, with the remainder of the week’s courses to be completed online.

“The Gary Community School Corporation is committed to providing a quality education for all students,” said Superintendent Dr. Peggy Hinckley. “We are thrilled that Gary Digital Academy will offer students in Lake County and beyond access to an innovative online education experience that meets their needs and supports their academic goals.”

Students in all grade levels will take a full course load across the core subjects of math, science, language arts and history. Students will be required to attend all live online and in-person class sessions. Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by Indiana-certified teachers, GDA aims to provide each student with a personalized learning experience.

“The focus of all GDA teachers, administrators and support staff will be on student success,” said Rachel Goodwin, the school’s principal. “The blend of online and in-person instruction will create a supportive environment that addresses the individual needs of each student, encouraging them to become productive, responsible and caring citizens.”

GDA’s dedicated staff will facilitate lessons during live, interactive classes online and at the Gary Area Career Center. Teachers will also offer one-on-one instruction, online chat sessions and family phone calls to build close partnerships with in support of academic success.

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. GDA’s blended approach with both online and in-person instruction will give students a learning option that is right for them.

Outside of the virtual classroom, classes at the Gary Area Career Center two days a week will allow students to further develop connections with their teachers and classmates. Throughout the year, field trips and social outings will contribute to the sense of school community, and virtual clubs and student organizations will give GDA students a platform to further explore interests together in the online setting.

GDA is accepting enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. For information about enrollment, families are encouraged to visit k12.com/garydigitalacademy, and download the K12 mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

About Gary Digital Academy

Gary Digital Academy is an online public school program of the Gary Community School Corporation, serving students in grades K-8. GDA 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, while also attending in-person class sessions in the Gary area. For more information about GDA, visit k12.com/garydigitalacademy.

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