91% of Wisconsin Virtual Academy Students Benefitted Academically From Curriculum in 2015-2016

— Wisconsin online public school students return on September 1st

MCFARLAND, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students at Wisconsin
Virtual Academy
(WIVA), a full-time online public charter school
authorized by the McFarland School District, will return for their
2016-2017 school year on September 1 as the program marks its 8th year
of operation in the state. According to a spring 2016 survey conducted
by Edge Research, 91% of the families with students enrolled in the
school during the 2015-2016 school year felt that their child had
benefitted academically from the curriculum.

“Another year brings another exciting group of students to the WIVA
community,” said Nicholaus Sutherland, Head of School at Wisconsin
Virtual Academy. “Our program encompasses a unique, tailored approach to
learning that allows students to reach their true potential. We’re
pleased to welcome both new and returning families to school this fall.”

WIVA is a tuition-free online academic option available to all students
in grades K through 12 who reside in Wisconsin. Students and parents
access lessons virtually and communicate online and over the phone with
experienced, Wisconsin-licensed teachers who monitor student progress
and provide professional instruction and remediation. The rigorous and
engaging K12 curriculum utilized by the school includes courses in
language arts/English, math, science, history, and art, with world
languages or music available as electives for students in grades K-8.
The high school program offers more than 150 courses with multiple
academic levels, including core, comprehensive, Honors, and Advanced

“I really appreciate the support we receive,” said Mary Dharsi, whose
children will be returning to WIVA this year for 1st and 4th
grade. “From the teachers to the tech support, we can always count on
someone to be available when we need them. The adaptiveness of the
program just works for us, and my kids really enjoy participating in
online activities and clubs.”

Earlier this summer WIVA challenged enrolled families to prevent summer
‘brain drain’ by offering students free access to LearnBop,
a self-paced solution that simulates a one-on-one, personalized math
tutoring experience. The award-winning online program will continue to
be available free of charge throughout the fall and can be used
alongside the regular math curriculum to build math skills or prepare
for high-level exams.

Families who meet one of the exceptions
outlined by the Department of Public Instruction policy
apply through the Open Enrollment Alternative Process for the upcoming
2016–2017 school year. Families can find more information on the school
at http://wiva.k12.com/how-enroll.html
and follow on Facebook.

About Wisconsin Virtual Academy

Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), a charter school authorized by the
McFarland School District, is the largest full-time online public
charter school serving students in grades K through 12 in the state. As
part of the Wisconsin public school system, WIVA is tuition-free, giving
parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum
and tools provided by K12 Inc., the nation’s largest provider of
proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more
information about WIVA, visit http://wiva.k12.com.


Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA)
Donna Savarese, 703-436-3273