Greenville Families to Immerse Themselves in History during National School Choice Week

GREENVILLE, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Families in the Greenville area will have a chance to learn together and
network with each other during an event held on January 22, 2016. The
event is planned to coincide with National School Choice Week 2016, the
nation’s largest-ever celebration of excellent options in education.

Students and their families will tour the Upcountry History Museum and
will also have the opportunity to go to The Children’s Museum of the
Upstate and the Greenville Museum of Art. More than 150 students and
parents are expected to attend to show solidarity with the school choice
options provided by Cyber Academy of South Carolina.

“School choice allows families and educators options. Some students work
best in a traditional setting; others need smaller class sizes, a more
relaxed environment, freedom to follow their interests, or an online
setting that offers individualization while still having a rigorous
curriculum,” said Jasmine Poor, Family Engagement Coordinator at Cyber
Academy of South Carolina.

“By providing options, we are able to create the best environments for
our students to choose, which in turn strengthens our educational
system.”

Families will be meeting in the Heritage Green area near a table set up
with National School Choice Week banners and information. Students will
receive a free museum ticket.

Cyber Academy of South Carolina offers completely online learning, or a
blended format, at eight locations around the state.

“Students are able to work from a straight online format or a blended
format. We offer learning labs around the state to students who need or
would like face-to-face support. We are proud of our educational program
as well as our students,” said Poor.

National School Choice Week (January 24 – 30, 2016) will be America’s
largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. Featuring more
than 16,000 independently organized events across all 50 states, the
week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for
children. National School Choice Week is independent, nonpolitical, and
nonpartisan, and embraces all types of educational choice – from
traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools,
online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.

For more information, contact Jasmin Poor at jpoor@k12.com.

Contacts

Cyber Academy of South Carolina
Jasmin Poor, 864-236-4006, ext.4011
jpoor@cyberacademysc.org