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Virtual Academy provides education options

By Melissa Gute

This article was published October 2, 2017 at 1:02 a.m.

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Kali Daniels (left), a fourth-grader at Fayetteville Virtual Academy, arrives Tuesday in Melissa Green’s fourth- and fifth-grade class at the school in Fayetteville. The school continues to expand in its second year and has added grades nine through 12 and added six educators this year.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Spencer Sumlin, a senior at Fayetteville Virtual Academy, describes his experience with the school Tuesday to a ...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Kali Daniels (left), a fourth-grader at Fayetteville Virtual Academy, arrives Tuesday in Melissa Green’s fourth-...

Student demographics

The 214 students at Fayetteville Virtual Academy came from homeschooling backgrounds, private schools, other charter schools and several different public school districts including:

• 136 students from Fayetteville

• 11 from Bentonville

• eight from Springdale

• five from Prairie Grove

• one from Rogers

• one from Huntsville

• one from Farmington

• one from Greenland

• one from Van Buren

• one from Fort Smith

• one from Lincoln

• one from Elkins

• one from the state of Wisconsin

• one from West Fork

Source: Fayetteville Virtual Academy

Spencer Sumlin credits the Fayetteville Virtual Academy for putting him on track to graduate high school.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Spencer Sumlin, a senior at Fayetteville Virtual Academy, describes his experience with the school Tuesday to a ...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Kali Daniels (left), a fourth-grader at Fayetteville Virtual Academy, arrives Tuesday in Melissa Green’s fourth-...

Student demographics

The 214 students at Fayetteville Virtual Academy came from homeschooling backgrounds, private schools, other charter schools and several different public school districts including:

• 136 students from Fayetteville

• 11 from Bentonville

• eight from Springdale

• five from Prairie Grove

• one from Rogers

• one from Huntsville

• one from Farmington

• one from Greenland

• one from Van Buren

• one from Fort Smith

• one from Lincoln

• one from Elkins

• one from the state of Wisconsin

• one from West Fork

Source: Fayetteville Virtual Academy

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