Atherton Virtual Academy helping students earn diploma

Originally published Sept. 14, 2017 by the Burton View.

BURTON — Sept. 19 marks the first day of a school year filled with new opportunity for those already enrolled in Atherton Virtual Academy (AVA), and those who have yet to register. The online school offers a unique way for students to earn a high school diploma or GED.

“Most students who attend Atherton Virtual Academy are those who traditional education has not worked for,” said John Ploof, superintendent of Atherton Community Schools.

“Students have the opportunity to demonstrate what they already know in subjects, and are only responsible to pick up where they left off,” he said. “That’s what allows them to earn credits at a rapid pace.”

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