Area students are going to enjoy unique and exciting educational opportunities this fall when the Temecula Valley Unified School District launches its new online learning academy.
Temecula Advantage Virtual School is two years in the making and set to offer local students grades 6-12 the chance to engage and learn online.
“Online schools are growing in California. (Temecula Advantage) will be an alternative way for students to meet their graduation requirements,” said program administrator Todd Reed.
The academy will not be a charter school, rather will be part of the Temecula school district and open to Temecula students.
Reed said upcoming informational meetings will address questions and help parents gauge whether or not their child is right for the program.
“We’ll talk about how to identify if your student is a good fit. They need to be able to work from a computer, but also be self-motivated and able to work with others online,” Reed said.
According to Reed, all of the courses are structured to meet graduation requirements and will count towards acceptance at colleges and universities.
Enrollment is not expected to exceed 100 students in the school’s inaugural year, Reed said.
Parents are invited to learn more at an informational meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 12 and 19 at the District Office Conference Facility, Room A, located at 31350 Rancho California Road in Temecula.
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