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Missouri Virtual Academy Kicks Off Enrollment Season

May 7, 2019

GRANDVIEW, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2019--Students across the state are invited to find the career path that works best for them at Missouri Virtual Academy (MOVA), a program of the Grandview R-2 School District that is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2019-2020 school year.

Through the school’s Destinations Career Academy, students can pair a solid academic foundation with hands-on learning experiences in growing career fields like information technology, business, health and human services, and more. Even if a student doesn’t know exactly what they want to do, career readiness programs help open a world of what’s possible.

Career readiness programs don’t just benefit students—they benefit employers too. Across the state, “ only 46 percent of the state’s workers are trained to the middle-skill level ” or for jobs that require education beyond high school but not a four-year college degree. Career readiness programs are designed to help bridge this gap.

“At MOVA, we are committed to providing a personalized education that helps students grow and thrive,” said Superintendent Matthew Zoph. “In everything we do—whether it’s preparing students to take industry-recognized certification exams or designing individual learning plans—we want every student to have a chance to succeed.”

Students enrolled in the Destinations program also have the opportunity to join the SkillsUSA chapter at MOVA. With resources that cover 130 job categories and more than 600 national partners—businesses, trade associations, and unions—SkillsUSA gives students the opportunity to participate in academic competitions and community service activities and connect with like-minded students who have similar interests. SkillsUSA also offers access to exclusive scholarships.

In addition to career readiness courses, MOVA students have access to a robust online curriculum and attend live virtual classes taught by state-licensed teachers who help bring lessons to life. Kindergarten through high school students are offered a full course load in the core subjects of math, science, English language arts, history, art and music, as well as a host of electives. Teachers regularly communicate with students and their families via email, phone and during one-on-one meetings online.

An online public-school program, MOVA is available tuition-free to students who reside anywhere in the state. Many families and students are choosing MOVA because it provides an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education. Athletes, advanced learners, and students seeking a bullying-free environment can balance a full academic course load along with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs.

Outside of the virtual classroom, MOVA students will remain with their district of residence and graduate with their home district. Students will still be eligible for sports, outings, and extra-curricular activities like all other public-school students in Missouri.

Interested students and families are encouraged to attend online information sessions hosted by MOVA. To learn more, visit mova.k12.com. or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.

About Missouri Virtual Academy

Missouri Virtual Academy is a full-time online public-school program serving students in grades K through 12 with prior public-school enrollment the semester prior to enrollment. As part of the Grandview public school system, MOVA is tuition-free and gives 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 MOVA, visit mova.k12.com.

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