How It Works
Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy uses online curriculum and services provided by K12. With K12, learning can happen at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found. While attendance, teacher interaction, and daily lessons are conducted online, K12 lessons use physical materials and offline tools as well.
Certified Teachers, Superior Teaching Tools
At Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy, all students interact with one or more state-certified teachers (depending on grade level) and communicate regularly with their teachers through e-mail, telephone, online synchronized opportunities, and direct instruction. Each OVCA family receives all instructional materials, including a wide array of textbooks, CDs, videos, and other hands-on tools and resources. These materials complement the interactive online elements of the program, ensuring that students receive instruction using the best method for each subject.
Extensive Support System
OVCA also provides an extensive support system to parents and students. In grades 1-8, working closely with the teacher, the parent (or other responsible adult) serves as a "Learning Coach" to the child, helping to facilitate his or her progress and working to modify the pace and schedule as needed. At the high school level students work at more of a collective pace with a class of students in conjunction with the teacher. Each teacher is state certified and trained in his or her specific subject area. In addition, monthly networking opportunities are provided through various events and outings, enabling the entire school community to keep in close contact.
Individualized Learning, Public School Accountability
In addition to providing individualized learning, as an online public school OVCA provides the structure, administrative support, oversight, accountability, and state testing required of all public schools.
Family Academic Support Team (FAST)
The Family Academic Support Team (FAST) empowers students to overcome challenges—be they academic, social, emotional, medical, or otherwise—to succeed in school and beyond. This holistic approach includes early intervention, support services, and linking families to school and community based resources. FAST members and teachers work with families to provide the extra help needed to enable students to stay motivated and on track.