iQ Academy launches statewide virtual school

iQ Academy Washington announced the launch of its online school for all Washington students in grades 7-12, and is now enrolling students for the 2008-09 school year. 

This unique education option provides a high-quality, tuition-free education, small group instruction and one-on-one feedback from certified teachers — all conducted online using a laptop provided by the school.  Students can excel at their own pace and work with Washington-certified teachers who are specially trained in online instruction.  Students will receive individualised attention and participate in dynamic student discussions online.

'We are very excited to take our online school statewide in partnership with KC Distance Learning,' said Michele DeShaw, Coordinator of Alternative Education at Evergreen Public Schools. 'We will now be able to bring the Evergreen Public Schools' long tradition of academic excellence to many more students in Washington.'

iQ Academy Washington is a division of KC Distance Learning, Inc, and operates as a programme of the Evergreen Public School District. 

'Any student living in Washington can take advantage of this online education option,' said Lisa McClure, Director of iQ Academy, 'including previously homeschooled students, athletes, performers and others with special needs, as well as students seeking Advanced Placement courses or electives unavailable in their local school district. iQ Academy is focused on
providing Washington students the highest quality education to provide a solid foundation for pursuing their passions and future goals.'

iQ Academy Washington's award-winning curriculum offers core courses such as English and math, along with extensive Advanced Placement classes.  Unique curriculum offerings — such as virtual science labs and a wide-range of world language courses for everything from Spanish to Mandarin Chinese — provide students with unparalleled educational opportunities.

'Our extensive and unique curriculum provides students access to a complete set of standards-based, media-rich courses and offers opportunities that may be unavailable in a traditional school setting,' said McClure.  Once enrolled, students receive textbooks as required for their courses, a monthly Internet stipend and optional use of a laptop computer.  As in traditional public schools, these learning tools are provided to students at no cost for
as long as they are enrolled in iQ Academy Washington.