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Never Miss the School Bus Again… Alabama Virtual Academy Now Accepting Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

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Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools (ALVA) is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year. ALVA offers a tuition-free education to students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade.

ALVA also offers families an alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar learning environment. Combining online instruction, a rigorous curriculum and the support of state-licensed teachers, ALVA provides a personalized learning experience.

“We are committed to the success of each one of our students,” said ALVA Head of School Dr. Melissa Stokke Larson. “The unique learning environment allows us to meet them wherever they are on their academic journey and get them where they want to go. We look forward to serving new and returning families in the coming school year.”

ALVA students across all grade levels are offered a full course load in the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science, history, art, music and physical education, as well as electives and world languages. ALVA teachers facilitate live, interactive classes, which allow students to enjoy a safe learning environment anywhere with an internet connection.

In addition to scheduled classes, teachers regularly communicate with students and families via phone and email in order to ensure they are supported and appropriately challenged. Resources are available to help ALVA students and families navigate the online and blended learning experience.

“ALVA is more than a school for my children. It is a place where they learn at their own pace while developing essential skills such as time management and self-determination,” said Wei Barr, an ALVA parent. “It’s also a caring community that works tirelessly to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed. We are proud to be part of the ALVA family.”

ALVA’s platform gives students the opportunity to pursue academic goals in a supportive environment that recognizes their individual learning styles. Athletes, advanced learners, and all types of students can balance a full academic load along with extracurricular pursuits or any other specialized needs.

Throughout the school year, ALVA hosts field trips and social outings and celebrates graduating seniors with an in-person commencement ceremony in the spring. Virtual clubs and organizations allow students to further explore shared interests together.

Families are encouraged to attend an in-person or online information session hosted by the school. For more information on how to enroll, and for a schedule of upcoming information sessions, visit

About Eufaula City Schools

Established in 1872, Eufaula City Schools is the oldest city school district in Alabama and is the heartbeat of this beautiful southeast Alabama city. Eufaula City Schools is a progressive district providing many academic, enrichment, and technical opportunities for students and teachers while maintaining the values and traditions of the best in public schools.