Page 15 - Scene Magazine 45-06 June 2020
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 Local Interest
BY BOB KUBIAK Executive Director
     all of the change going on in the world, West Michigan Virtual Academy is still here and operating without missing
a beat. Imagine having the ability to complete all courses in an all-online or blended format with the ability to work from home or at one of our fully staffed computer labs.
West Michigan Virtual Academy offers a non-traditional program and environment that, through time, has proven to be successful for many stu- dents. Students have a 24 hour access
to their own personalized, state of the art, online curriculum. 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 personalized learning environments,
as well as highly qualified teachers in designated subject areas, mentor teach- ers that assist students in reaching their goals; a high school diploma, and even staffed with a school social worker.
of services such as, but not limited to, individual counseling sessions, group counseling sessions and emotional sup- port. All help to seal the uniqueness and success of WMVA.
• FREE tutoring
• FREE summer school
• FREE college dual enrollment • FREE laptop and internet
• Grades 6-12
• Tuition free
• Highly qualified teachers
• Michigan merit curriculum
Each year we are adding more and more programs at WMVA, administra- tion and staff look to expand to meet the needs of today’s students. Past successes include; a face-to-face College and Ca- reer Prep class teaching students real-life scenarios, FAFSA preparation to assist students in applying for college grants and scholarships, Career Day connecting students to mentors, graduation audits as teachers assist students to take control
of their own graduation plans, SAT
prep classes, and Military Day to assist students in learning about the opportuni- ties available in joining. These programs evolve with the needs of our students.
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 West Hamblin Avenue.
Raising the bar: Some of the high- lights of our non-traditional approach this year are: our growing participation in dual enrollment with Kellogg Com- munity College, as well as the RMTC program. Students are also participat- ing in the Calhoun Area Career Center (CACC) in pursuit of their desired career pathway. We now offer one-on- one, individualized
math tutoring for students struggling in Math (as well as other academic areas).
Students at West Michigan Virtual Academy get a jump-
start on their careers
as they begin appren- ticeships alongside
their high school cur- riculum and are not tied
to a typical school day. Those unsure of their ca- reer path begin exploring with help from Goodwill Industries. Those that want
Looking for a safe, uninterrupted learning experi- ence? What about a virtual pub- lic-school program with a proven 10- year track record of success? With
to go to college are able to excel in their learning and then begin taking college courses at one of the partnering commu- nity colleges.
With our central office being located inside the Full Blast building, WMVA offers so many exciting extracurricular opportunities for students. Opportuni- ties like having access to a water park, fitness center, and basketball/volleyball courts. Also, access to live, highly qual- ified educators and even a master school social worker; who provides a variety
Still going strong after 10 years of success.
Come check out this whole “non-tra- ditional” public school option that everyone is talking about.

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