PRESS RELEASE


July 30, 2012

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Texarkana ISD Virtual Academy Now Enrolling for 2012-13 School Year

Texarkana, TX – TISD’s newest innovative educational program, in partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Calvert Education Services (CES), is now accepting applications for Grades 3-7 for the 2012-13 school year.

The Texarkana ISD Virtual Academy provides online learning for any public school student who is motivated to learn academic content in a customized educational setting with the daily support of a responsible adult. Students will be challenged and encouraged to achieve the highest academic level of learning while at the same time fostering their ability to integrate ideas and concepts across subject areas. Enrollment for the 2012-13 school year is limited to 175 enrollees.

Through collaboration with Calvert Education Services, the Texarkana ISD Virtual Academy offers a customized version of the world-renowned Calvert School curriculum. All students enrolled in the academy will have the same accountability measures required by the State and will be required to take all annual assessments.

Enrolled students will have course studies are tailored to their individual strengths and needs. Studies include: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health and Fine Arts. Grade 7 course includes Introduction to Spanish.

A virtual school is by no means an isolated experience for children. There are numerous opportunities during the school year for students and parents to participate in field trips that allow them to meet classmates and families from across the state.

Supervising teachers are integrally involved with the student’s progress. They help problem-solve, lead discussion, demonstrate via webcam, offer intervention, remediation and enrichment for the student and the managing parent/guardian.

For more information or to enroll, visit www.texarkanaisdvirtualacademy.com or contact Marsha Burris at 903.793.5632 ext. 1740 or burrism@txkisd.net.

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