Galt Virtual Academy, Sacramento Region’s New Online and Blended Public School for Grades K-8, Opens Enrollment for the 2013-14 School Year

— Galt Joint Union Elementary School District Hosts Free Family Information Session Oct. 30th —

Galt, CA—October 24, 2013—Galt Virtual Academy, the tuition-free virtual and blended K-8 public school program of the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, has opened enrollment for its 2013–14 school year and is hosting a free parent information session for families in the Sacramento region.

“We invite students and their parents in the region to attend our free information session to learn more about the Galt Virtual Academy program, meet some of our teachers, administrators, and board members, and enroll in the virtual school program,” said Robert Nacario, Director of Educational Services for Galt Joint Union Elementary School District.

Parents and students are invited to attend the following information session to learn about the school’s curriculum and technology tools.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
6:00–7:00 PM
Vernon E. Greer Elementary School
248 West A Street
Galt, CA

An estimated 275,000 students attended full-time virtual schools in the 2011-2012 school year, according to the annual Keeping Pace With K-12 Online & Blended Learning report. Numerous families in California have enrolled their children in full-time virtual and blended online/on-site public schools, like Galt Virtual Academy.

The fully accredited Academy for students in grades K-8 is available to all residents of the Sacramento region, allowing students to complete schoolwork from an on-site virtual learning center or learn anytime, anywhere online with a computer and course materials provided by the school district. The Academy’s comprehensive online curriculum includes AP courses, foreign languages, core academics and more. Among the engaging electives offered are Juilliard eLearning, online music courses developed with the famed conservatory, The Juilliard School.

“Our personalized, flexible approach to education allows students to learn in a way that is best suited to their academic strengths and needs,” Nacario said.
Galt Virtual Academy is a program of the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, made possible through the district’s Race to the Top grant awarded by the US Department of Education. Galt Joint Union Elementary School District is one of only 16 districts nationwide to have received this prestigious grant award. The Academy’s curriculum and other services are provided through a contract by Connections Education, a leading provider of high-quality online and blended learning. Accredited by AdvancED, Connections Education is part of the global education leader, Pearson.

For more information about Galt Virtual Academy or to enroll, email, call 209-744-4545, or visit

About Galt Virtual Academy
Galt Virtual Academy is a fully accredited, tuition-free virtual and blended school option available to Sacramento region residents in grades K-8, and is provided by the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District. For more information, visit

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