Traditional Back to School Routines Unfamiliar For Many California Students

August 27, 2014
Enrollment Still Open for New Students

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New school supplies and meeting new teachers are still part of the first day of school for students enrolled in one of the 11 California Virtual Academy schools (CAVA), IQ Academy California (IQCA) and Insight Schools of California (ISCA). 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.

CAVA, IQCA, and ISCA are tuition-free, online public school, available to students across the state of California. Students attend school full-time online, and use the internet to access the engaging, award-winning K¹² curriculum. A public school choice, CAVA, IQCA, and ISCA give 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 California-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. CAVA, IQCA, and ISCA 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 have a vibrant school community with plenty of social interaction as well, working with peers in the online classroom, and gathering in-person for events like science fairs and service projects.

Students enroll in CAVA, IQCA or ISCA 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.

Katrina Abston, Head of School for the CAVA and ISCA schools said "We are excited about the beginning of another school year. Our staff and teachers are completely dedicated to helping thousands of California students succeed, from the first day of school through to graduation."

CAVA, IQCA, and ISCA are still accepting enrollment of students for the 2014-2015 school year. California families are invited to learn more about online education by signing up for in-person and online information sessions being held across the state. To find out which school might be the right option, families are encouraged to visit or contact an enrollment consultant at (866) 968-7512.

More about CAVA, IQCA and ISCA
California Virtual Academies, IQ Academy of California and Insight Schools of California are full-time, fully accredited online public charter schools. CAVA serves students in grades K through 12, IQ Academy serves students in grades K through 12 and Insight serves students in grades 9 through 12. As part of the California public school system, they are tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. 

California families are invited to learn more about online education by signing up for in-person and online information sessions being held across the state throughout spring and summer. Families will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • California Virtual Academies: A network of full-time, tuition-free, online public charter schools is available to most students throughout the state.. CAVA serves students in K-12, provides opportunities for advanced learners, and prepares students to be college and career ready at graduation. 
  • iQ Academy: A full-time, online public school, for grades K–12 authorized by the Rowland Unified School District. Available to students who reside in Los Angeles, Kern, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, iQ Academy offers the individualized support students need to succeed. 
  • Insight Schools of California: A full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school specializing in working with at-risk or credit deficient high school students.  Insight is available to students in Los Angeles, Kern, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura, Riverside, Imperial and San Diego counties. ISCA serves students in grades 9-12 and provides a unique, tailored approach to learning to ensure each student's needs are met.


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