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Washington Virtual Academies Now Accepting Enrollments for 2019-2020 School Year

February 28, 2019

TACOMA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 28, 2019--Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA), an accredited Alternative Learning Experience program of the Omak School District, is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2019-2020 school year. WAVA is available tuition free to full-time and part-time students in Kindergarten through 12th grade who reside in Washington State.

Delivered entirely online, WAVA combines online instruction, rigorous curriculum and the support of Washington-certified teachers to provide a personalized learning experience for each student. WAVA students use their computers to attend live virtual classes and access a robust online curriculum. WAVA provides students the opportunity to learn from the safety of their homes with reduced distractions and increased parental involvement.

WAVA’s rigorous and engaging curriculum includes courses in English/language arts, math, science, history, world languages, and art. In addition, the school offers supplemental learning support programs for advanced learners, English-language learners, and struggling elementary readers. Qualified middle school students are able to access high school coursework and get a head start on earning their required graduation credits.

WAVA’s high school program encourages students to find their own path to post-high school success-whether that’s in two or four year colleges, technical colleges or in the workforce – while earning their diploma. Honors classes are available along with a variety of career and technical electives. WAVA also offers two programs that allow students to earn college credit while in high school: Running Start offers dual enrollment at local colleges, while Tech Prep offers college-level technology and/or business courses. Each June, WAVA’s high school holds a traditional face-to-face graduation ceremony in Tacoma.

“WAVA strongly believes that every child is capable of success,” said Mark Christiano, WAVA Head of School. “When students enroll in WAVA, they join a vibrant online community of caring and dedicated teachers that work diligently to build strong relationships with their students. Schooling with WAVA helps students develop essential learning and life skills including perseverance, self-advocacy, and organizational skills.”

Students at every grade level are encouraged to connect with their peers and participate in school-sponsored activities, such as online recognition assemblies and clubs, optional community outings and student leadership opportunities.

WAVA will host many in-person and online information sessions throughout the state during the spring and summer enrollment period. For more information and a list of upcoming events, please visit http://wava.k12.com.

About Washington Virtual Academy

Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA) is an online public school open to students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade. It is an Alternative Learning Experience school program of the Omak School District. As part of the Washington public school system, WAVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about WAVA, visit http://wava.k12.com.

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CONTACT: K12 Inc.

Emily Riordan

Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications

703.483.7328

eriordan@k12.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA WASHINGTON

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SOURCE: Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA)

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