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Never Miss the School Bus Again … North Carolina Virtual Academy Now Accepting Enrollment Applications for the 2020-2021 School Year

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North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA), a public charter school authorized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, is accepting enrollment applications for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. NCVA offers a tuition-free education to students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade.

NCVA also offers families an alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar learning environment. Combining online instruction, a rigorous curriculum and the support of state-licensed teachers, NCVA provides a personalized learning experience for every student.

“We’re really proud of our track record in helping students fulfill their academic and personal goals,” said NCVA Head of School Lauren Acome. “NCVA’s unique platform gives students the opportunity to pursue a passion for learning in a supportive environment that recognizes their individual approaches to success.”

NCVA students across all grade levels are offered a full course load in the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science, history, art, music and physical education, as well as electives and world languages. NCVA teachers facilitate live, interactive online classes, which allow students to enjoy a safe learning environment anywhere with an internet connection.

In addition to scheduled classes, teachers regularly communicate with students and families via phone and email in order to ensure they are supported and appropriately challenged. Resources are available to help NCVA students and families navigate the online and blended learning experience.

“My son was severely struggling with math. He tried to avoid it at all costs,” said parent Elizabeth Quinn, whose fourth-grader attends NCVA. “Now with the help of the wonderful teachers at NCVA … he is starting to enjoy math. His self-confidence is growing and he does not avoid it.”

Many families and students are choosing NCVA because it provides an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education. Athletes, advanced learners, and all types of students can balance a full academic load along with extracurricular pursuits or any other specialized needs.

Throughout the school year, NCVA hosts field trips and social outings and celebrates graduating seniors with an in-person commencement ceremony in the spring. Virtual clubs and organizations allow students to further explore shared interests together.

NCVA’s lottery application window will close at 5:00 pm on Monday, April 20, 2020. The lottery will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, April 24, 2020 online and in the administrative offices. Students not offered a seat during the lottery will be placed on a wait list for their grade level.

Families are encouraged to attend an in-person or online information session hosted by the school. For more information on NCVA, how to enroll and for a schedule of upcoming events, visit

About North Carolina Virtual Academy

North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA) is a full-time public school program that serves students in grades K-12. As an authorized public charter school in North Carolina, NCVA is tuition-free, and gives families the choice to access curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN). For more information about NCVA, visit