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Two Online Public Schools Welcome Tennessee Students for the 2018-19 Academic Year on August 1

August 1, 2018

MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--Students and teachers at Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), and Tennessee Virtual High School (TNVHS), will start the 2018-2019 school year on August 1. Both schools are full-time, tuition-free online public schools of Union County Public Schools open to students statewide. Open since 2011, TNVA serves students in grades K-8. TNVHS will launch this year with grades 9 and 10, providing Tennessee families with a new choice in public education.

Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by state-certified teachers, TNVA and TNVHS provide students with a personalized learning experience. Students take a full course load across the core subjects of language arts, history, math and science, and are offered electives in art and music. TNVHS will also offer a variety of honors courses and electives including world languages, health and wellness, and fine arts.

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.

“TNVA has given us a public education option that works for our family,” said Tammy Messlein, who enrolled her son Ben in the online school to help manage his epilepsy and autism. “The virtual setting lets me play an active role in his education, we receive incredible support from his teachers, and he gets to connect with other students through his classes and other activities.”

From live classes and one-on-one instruction to chat sessions and family phone calls, dedicated teachers work in close partnership with parents and students to support academic success. The online platform enables students to enjoy a safe learning environment, and connects them with classmates and teachers from across the state.

Throughout the year, TNVA and TNVHS foster a sense of community by bringing students and staff together for in-person field trips, community service opportunities and social events, and by organizing virtual clubs around shared interests.

TNVA and TNVHS are accepting enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. Families are encouraged to attend an online or in-person information session hosted by the school. To learn more about enrollment and for a schedule of information sessions visit  k12.com/how-to-enroll, or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.

About Tennessee Virtual Academy and Tennessee Virtual High School

Tennessee Virtual Academy and Tennessee Virtual High School are full-time online public schools of Union City Schools. Both schools are 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. TNVA serves students in grades K-8, and TNVHS will open the 2018-2019 academic year serving grades 9 and 10. For more information about TNVA and TNVHS, visit  K12.com/Tennessee.

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CONTACT: K12 Inc.

Emily Riordan

Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications

703-483-7328

eriordan@k12.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TENNESSEE

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION PRIMARY/SECONDARY TECHNOLOGY INTERNET CHILDREN TEENS CONSUMER FAMILY

SOURCE: Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA)

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PUB: 08/01/2018 12:00 PM/DISC: 08/01/2018 12:01 PM

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