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Education Scene
West Michigan Virtual Academy is one of the leaders for innovative education.
 SUBMITTED BY BOB KUBIAK, Executive Director
  So you need a different option to obtain your high school diploma? No problem. Imag- ine having the ability to complete all courses in an all-online or blend-
ed format with the ability to work from home or at one of our fully staffed com- puter labs.
Students at West Michigan Virtual Academy get a jumpstart on their careers as they begin apprenticeships alongside their high school curriculum, not being tied to a typical school day. Those un- sure of their career path begin exploring with the help from Goodwill Industries. Those that want to go to college are able to excel in their learning and even begin taking college courses at one of the part- nering community colleges.
West Michigan Virtual Academy of- fers a Non-traditional program and envi- ronment that, through time, has proven to be successful for many students. Stu- dents have 24-hour access to their own personalized, state of the art, online cur- riculum. Each student is equipped with a personalized education plan, which outlines their exact needs in order to meet their goal. West Michigan Virtual Academy provides flexible and person- alized learning environments, as well as highly qualified teachers in designated subject areas, mentor teachers that assist students in reaching their goals and even a school social worker.
• FREE tutoring
• FREE Summer School
• FREE College dual enrollment
• FREE Laptop and Internet
Raising the bar: Some of the high- lights of our non-traditional approach this year are: Dual enrollment with sev- eral community colleges across the state, students participating at the Calhoun Area Career Center (CACC) and a part- nership with the Salon Spa Academy.
And each year more programs are added as West Michigan Virtual Acad- emy administration and staff look to
expand to meet the needs of today’s students. Past successes include; A face- to-face College and Career Prep class teaching students real-life scenarios, FAFSA preparation to assist students in applying for college grants and scholar- ships, Career Day connecting students to mentors, Graduation audits as teach- ers assist students to take control of their own graduation plans, SAT prep classes, and Military Day to assist stu- dents in learning about the opportunities
available in joining. These programs evolve with the needs of our students.
• Grades 6-12
• Tuition Free
• Highly Qualified Teachers
• Michigan Merit Curriculum
With our central office being located inside the Full Blast building, West Mich- igan Virtual Academy offers so many ex- citing and extra curricular opportunities for students. Opportunities like having access to a waterpark, fitness center, and basket- ball/volleyball courts. Also, access to live, highly qualified educators and even a Mas- ter School Social worker, all help to seal the uniqueness and success of WMVA.
Come check out this whole “non- traditional” public school option that everyone is talking about.
To learn more about us go to www., find us on Facebook, call (269)441-9463, or stop by and see our center at 35 W. Hamblin Avenue.
        2016 GRADUATE
                                Looking for
another option for grades 6-12?
We supply the technology, flexible learning options, and a supportive team of highly qualified teachers to help students earn their high school diploma. ANY TIME, ANY PACE, ANY PLACE!
• FREE Tutoring • FREE College Dual Enrollment
• FREE Summer School • FREE Laptop and Internet

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