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Jefferson County ESC earns prestigious Homeschool Award

UPublish story by Teresa Silvestri

Steubenville, Ohio…Jefferson County Educational Service Center (JCESC) is pleased to announce that JCESC Virtual Learning Academy was awarded the prestigious Top Homeschooling Curriculum Award for 2013 by

This honor was awarded by a team review from and vote by home school families, using online curriculum. The review of JCESC Virtual Learning Academy can be found at:

Some of the review highlights include: Flexible, customizable, and interactive, Updated for current and relevant material on an ongoing basis, Designed to promote reading and the ability to analyze and articulate thoughts, Self-paced, Designed to work well with all learning styles -- created to use an Active Learning Style and Composed of streaming video, audio and podcasts, and pdf downloads.

In existence since 2001, JCESC VLA offers over 100 courses that are fully aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards and is one of only 8 ESCs in the nation to receive national accreditation by North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. JCESC VLA provides an extensive portfolio of web-based curriculum spanning grades K-12, offered through a user-friendly Learning Management System that can be easily navigated by students of all ages and abilities.

Homeschool families looking for online curriculum are encouraged to contact the JCESC Virtual Learning Academy. For more information and full course listing from the JCESC Virtual Learning Academy, please visit the website at:, email: or call: 740.283.3347.

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