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Online School Students Hit Classrooms without ever leaving home

METLAKATLA, Alaska, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New school supplies and meeting new teachers are still part of the first day of school for Alaska Virtual Academy (AKVA) students across the state. They'll meet each other in homeroom and catch up with classmates from last year, but there won't be any backpacks, school cafeteria food or catching the bus for these students, who go to school full-time online. Instead, they'll be learning how to log on, manage their homework and meet their assigned teacher as they learn from home.

AKVA is a tuition-free, online public school, available to students in grades K-8 across the state of Alaska. Students attend school full-time online, and use the internet to access the engaging, award-winning K¹² curriculum. A public school choice, AKVA gives parents and families the opportunity to maximize their success with individualized learning.

Similar to any first day of school, a student meets virtually with his or her Alaska-credentialed teachers and logs in to explore the topics they will study that year. While the technology makes it possible to focus on each student's individual academic challenges and strengths, it is the partnership between parents and teachers that makes online learning a powerful education alternative for a variety of students. AKVA teachers provide a child-centered learning experience, offering instruction and support, one-on-one guidance, and regular interaction with students and parents via an online classroom, email, phone or face-to-face meetings.

Students enroll in AKVA for a wide variety of reasons. Some are advanced learners, motivated to increase their knowledge beyond the basic course offerings, while others are athletes or performers looking to balance a full schedule, as well as those who benefit from a different learning environment and a focused one-on-one learning experience.

John Gutman, Head of School for AKVA, said "Alaska Virtual Academy is excited about the beginning of another school year. Our staff and teachers are completely dedicated to helping Alaska students succeed."

AKVA is still accepting enrollment of students in grades K-8 for the 2014-2015 school year. Alaska families are invited to learn more about online education by visiting or contacting an enrollment consultant at 866-989-0631

More about AKVA
Alaska Virtual Academy (AKVA), a statewide, online public school serving students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, is powered by the award-winning K¹² curriculum. Alaska-credentialed teachers deliver lessons in K¹²'s virtual classroom platform with a combination of online and offline coursework-including a wide array of textbooks, CDs, videos, and hands-on materials. Learn more at

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