Oct. 2, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Palm Beach and
counties recently approved applications to open the state's newest online public charter schools known as Florida Virtual Academies (FLVA). The South Florida Virtual Charter School Board of Trustees, the schools' independent, nonprofit governing board, is working closely with the two school districts to finalize the charter contracts. FLVA at
Palm Beach County
and FLVA at
are expected to open next year.
Palm Beach County
will offer grades K-9 in its inaugural year and FLVA at
will offer grades K-8. Each school plans to add additional high school grades in subsequent years. The public charter school applications were approved by the Palm Beach County School Board in
and the School Board of
in September 2012.
"This is an exciting opportunity for families in
counties who are looking for an engaging and individualized public school option," said
, chair of the South Florida Virtual Charter School Board of Trustees and former
state representative. "Florida Virtual Academy at Palm Beach County and Florida Virtual Academy at Broward County will both offer state-of-the-art digital courses and content led by expertly trained,
-certified teachers using highly innovative learning technology. We are thankful to the
school districts for their commitment to making excellent educational choices available to all students and families."
Open to families throughout the
counties, FLVA will utilize high quality curriculum, technology, and school services provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), America's largest provider of online school programs for grades kindergarten through high school. K12 is a
-approved provider of online school programs. K12's courses and academic programs are used in over 2,000 school districts nationwide, including over 40 school districts in
The FLVA program began offering its program to families across the state in 2003. The school program has a history of strong academic results, earning high grades from the state and high levels of satisfaction from parents and students.