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Online School Students Hit Classrooms without Ever Leaving Home

MERIDIAN, Idaho, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New school supplies and meeting new teachers are still part of the first day of school for Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) 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.

IDVA is a tuition-free, online public school, available to students in grades K-12 across the state of Idaho. Students attend school full-time online, and use the internet to access the engaging, award-winning K12 curriculum. A public school choice, IDVA 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 Idaho-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. IDVA 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 class outings, science fairs, and service projects.

Students enroll in IDVA 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.

Kelly Edginton, Head of School for IDVA, said "Idaho Virtual Academy is excited about the beginning of another school year. Our staff and teachers are completely dedicated to helping thousands of Idaho students succeed, from the first day of school through to graduation."

IDVA is still accepting enrollment of student in grades K-12 for the 2014-2015 school year. Idaho families are invited to learn more about online education by signing up for in-person events and online information sessions being held across the state. To find out more, visit or contact an enrollment consultant at (866) 339-9065.

More about Idaho Virtual Academy
Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) is a tuition-free, statewide, online public school serving, serving students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Idaho-credentialed teachers deliver lessons in K¹²'s virtual classroom platform with a combination of engaging online and offline coursework-including a wide array of textbooks, CDs, videos, and hands-on materials that make learning come alive.  Learn more at

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