2015-16 Student Parent Handbook
Eufaula City Schools Partners with K12 Inc. to Launch New Alabama Virtual Academy
Tuition-free online public school now open to students across state
Eufaula, AL, September 1, 2015 – Eufaula City Schools announced today that it has opened the Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools, a new statewide online public school. The school received approval from the Alabama Department Education and is currently open to students across the state. It will serve students in grades K-2 the first year and expand to offer additional grades in subsequent years.
Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools is a tuition-free, full-time public school. The school starts on September 8 and is currently accepting new enrollments. Enrollment information for the school can be found at http://alva.k12.com/.
“Eufaula City Schools is excited to offer this innovative online public school to families in Alabama,” said Eddie Tyler, Superintendent of Eufaula City Schools. “Technology is the future in education, and online schools are a proven educational model. Our online public school will provide families a high-quality option and give students the individualized instruction and support to succeed. Alabama Virtual Academy reflects our system’s mission of ‘building our future on a tradition of excellence.’”
Students enrolled at Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools learn outside the traditional classroom and receive all their courses and participate in teacher-led instruction online. State-certified teachers work in close partnership with parents or other guardians who serve as learning coaches for the students.
Eufaula City Schools is partnering with K12 Inc., America’s largest provider of K-12 online and blended school offerings. Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools will use K12’s award-winning curriculum and academic services. K12-network schools have been recognized for improving student outcomes, closing achievement gaps, helping students succeed, and delivering new instructional tools and programs for teachers. K12 Inc. is accredited by AdvancED, the world’s largest education community.
Recent legislation passed by the state legislature requires all Alabama school systems to adopt a plan to serve students through online schools by 2016-17. Eufaula City Schools is in a strong position to meet that requirement and expand education opportunities for students in its school system and across the state.
“Our partnership with K12 allows us to leverage the expertise and best practices used by a highly qualified team of experienced educators without impacting our system’s existing educational programs or personnel,” said Mr. Tyler. “We are also excited about the opportunity to work with K12 to expand the number of courses we can offer to the students in our school system.”
About Eufaula City Schools
Established in 1872, Eufaula City Schools is the oldest city school system in Alabama and is the heartbeat of a beautiful southeast Alabama city. Eufaula City Schools, serving approximately 2,800 students, is a progressive system providing many academic, enrichment and technical opportunities for students and teachers while maintaining the values and traditions of the best in public schools. More information can be found at www.ecs.k12.al.us.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is a technology-based education company and the nation’s largest provider for students in kindergarten through high school. K12 serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company of educators with the nation's largest network of K-12 online school teachers, providing instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. More information can be found at www.K12.com.
Eufaula City Schools
The Eufaula City Board of Education will have a special board meeting/first budget hearing on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. in the board room at the Superintendent’s office located at 333 State Docks Road.
There will be a regular board meeting and second/final public hearing on the proposed FY 2016 annual budget for Eufaula City Schools on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the board room at the Superintendent's office located at 333 State Docks Road.
Public attendance at Board meetings is always welcome. Citizens who would like to address the Board regarding the proposed budget or any other matters, must register in writing or via email with Mrs. Webb at 687-1100, ext. 9, in the Superintendent’s Office twenty-four (24) hours before the meeting.