LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 21, 2018--Students at Great Basin Virtual Academy (GBVA), a full-time online public school program authorized by the White Pine County School District, begin their 2018-19 school year on August 27, simply by turning on their computer. GBVA is a public school at home option available to students in kindergarten through eighth grade across the state of Nevada.

GBVA provides families and students an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education. 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. Combining innovative technology with a rigorous and engaging curriculum led by state-licensed teachers, GBVA offers each student a personalized learning experience tailored to fit his or her needs.

Through live and recorded class sessions that are accessed online, students and teachers can engage and interact as if they were sitting in a traditional classroom. Students also complete schoolwork using hands-on educational materials that are shipped to their homes.

“Great Basin Virtual Academy gives Nevada students the chance to learn in the ways that are right for them,” said Danny Diamond, head of school at GBVA. “We are proud to provide Nevada families with a personalized education option that taps into each student’s unique needs, talents and goals.”

Students across all grade levels take a full course load across the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science and history, as well as world languages, art and music. GBVA’s dedicated teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive classes, and interact with students and families via phone, email, web-based classrooms and online discussions, building close partnerships with parents and students to support academic success. The online platform enables students to enjoy a safe learning environment while connecting with classmates and teachers from across the state.

Throughout the school year, GBVA builds a sense of community through in-person field trips, social outings and service learning opportunities. Virtual clubs and student organizations also allow students to further explore their interests together in the online setting.

GBVA is still accepting enrollments for the fall. Interested families are encouraged to attend online and in-person information sessions hosted by the school. To learn more, visit gbva.k12.com or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.

About Great Basin Virtual Academy

Great Basin Virtual Academy (GBVA) is an online public school program authorized by the White Pine School District that serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade throughout the state of Nevada. As part of the Nevada public school system, GBVA is tuition-free, providing 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 GBVA, visit http://gbva.k12.com.

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