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Arkansas Virtual Academy Helps Students In Special Circumstances

Posted: March 10, 2014 at 6 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Alyssa Alberson, 10, gets a hand Thursdsay from her father, Thomas Alberson, while working on her online school work.

Alyssa Alberson did one last move on the balance beam, jumped down and ran to her coach for a talk. She then pulled clothes over her leotard and headed upstairs to a classroom at Hopes & Dreams Gymnastics gym.

At A Glance

Benefits Of Online Education

• Lesson plans are individualized.

• Students can access class materials at anytime and from anywhere.

• Students can study one subject each day or multiple subjects each day.

• Students can use vacation days when they need them instead of when the school says they have to take them.

Source: Staff Report

Fast Facts

Online Education

• Arkansas Virtual Academy is the only full time online school in Arkansas for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

• There are about 310,000 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in full time online school in the U.S.

• Thirty states and the District of Columbia have at least one full time online school for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

• The majority of full time online schools for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade are charter schools.

Source: Staff Report

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