Students Return to School Ready to Learn and Explore

— Students returned to online public school August 10th

Mexico Virtual Academy
(NMVA) an accredited, tuition-free, online
public school, began their 2016-2017 school year on August 10, excited
for a place where they can learn in ways that work best for them. NMVA
is a program of the Farmington Municipal School district and is open to
New Mexico students statewide.

At NMVA, an individualized approach gives students in grades 6 through
12 an exceptional learning experience. The online environment allows
students to work at their own pace, giving them time to progress faster
in subjects at which they excel, while spending more time on subjects
and lessons where they need more help. Through a combination of online
instruction, hands-on curriculum and the support of state-licensed
teachers, NMVA gives each student the opportunity and support they need
to reach graduation.

“Helping students achieve their dreams is our goal,” said Lynn Barr,
director of operations at New Mexico Virtual Academy. “Everything we do
at NMVA is about making sure our students are successful both inside and
outside the classroom so that when they graduate, students are prepared
to succeed.”

NMVA students are required to successfully complete credits in the areas
of English, math, science, social studies, fine arts, physical
education, career and technical education and general electives. To help
students meet these requirements, teachers offer guidance and support,
and interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms,
online discussions, phone and face-to-face meetings. This ensures that
students and their families feel supported yet challenged in their
education in a way that may be different for every student.

Earlier this summer, NMVA 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.

NMVA has a wide variety of dual credit courses available to students
starting as early as the summer after their 9th grade year,
concurrently receiving college and high school credit.

NMVA is accepting student enrollments for a waitlist this fall. To learn
more about enrollment requirements, visit
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About New Mexico Virtual Academy

New Mexico Virtual Academy is an accredited, full-time online public
school program of the Farmington Municipal School District that serves
students in grades 6 through 12. As part of the New Mexico public school
system, NMVA 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 NMVA, visit
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Rachel Schiller, 815-575-0711