K12 Inc. Reports College and Career Readiness Innovations at Nevada Virtual Academy
September 28, 2015
(Business Wire) K12 Inc., the nation’s leading provider of K-12 online school programs released a new report on Nevada Virtual Academy’s innovative college and career readiness programs and the school’s collaboration with University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
The full report can be found here.
Nevada Virtual Academy is a statewide online public charter school serving over 2,000 students in kindergarten through high school.
“Nevada Virtual Academy is driving innovation in online learning and continuing to focus on post-secondary preparedness,” said Caroline McIntosh, Head of School at Nevada Virtual Academy. “We are proud to be at the forefront of this important effort in education.”
The report outlines new ways that Nevada Virtual Academy is offering families a personalized learning experience through innovative Learning Pathways which are designed to meet each learner’s individual needs and enhance his or her capabilities.
Nevada Virtual Academy offers high school students five academic pathways to college and career readiness. Students on the Advanced Dual Credit pathway can take up to 24 credits at any one of the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions, including UNLV and University of Nevada-Reno, which will transfer to a degree program of their choice. Students on the Jump Start College Pathway, a partnership with Western Nevada College, have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts degree in conjunction with a high school diploma.
The report also highlights how Nevada Virtual Academy is providing students increased exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. The school offers unique STEM programs through online and blended (face-to-face) learning approaches, including clubs and activities offered through its collaboration with UNLV. Data reported from the U.S. Bureau of Labor reports that STEM employment is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022.
In the 2014-15 school year, more than 100 students graduated from NVVA. Many graduates went on to attend prestigious colleges and universities including Brigham Young University, Cornell University,University of California, and UNLV.
“From our newly established learning pathways for personalized learning to our strong ties with UNLV and West Nevada College providing dual-credit programs and STEM education, Nevada Virtual Academy is offering high quality educational opportunities to students across the state,” said Ms. McIntosh.
This report is the latest in a series of white papers on academics and instruction published by K12 Inc. An archive of the publications, along with K12’s annual academic report, can be found here.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. With nearly a half-billion dollars invested in developing award winning curriculum, K12 serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company of educators with the nation’s largest network of K-12 online school teachers, providing instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. For more information on K12 Inc., visit www.K12.com.
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