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Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy Offers Option to Better Prepare Students for First Grade


Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA) is actively enrolling students for a new Transitional First (T-1) program launching in August. The personalized program is designed to address the needs of students who are not ready to move forward with the tasks and speed required by first grade curriculum and have been recommended for kindergarten retention.

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OVCA opens new Transitional First (T-1) enrollment program for students. (Photo: Business Wire)

OVCA opens new Transitional First (T-1) enrollment program for students. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Rather than just having students repeat kindergarten, our T-1 program bolsters needed kindergarten skills while exploring first grade objectives,” said Audra Plummer, OVCA Head of School. “This approach allows young learners to build a strong foundation for success in first grade.”

T-1 teacher Christina McBride said most Oklahoma schools have transitioned away from Transitional First programs, so OVCA’s offering is truly unique.

“Many kindergartners are simply not ready for first grade, whether it’s because they have summer birthdays or they’re not prepared for the more advanced curriculum,” McBride said. “I look forward to working with these students and helping them grow to achieve educational milestones.”

Preference for the T-1 program is given to children who have birthdays in May, June, July or August and have not yet turned six. Learning coach support is also a requirement.

The program has limited enrollment capacity, so if interested, please contact Elementary K-2 Principal Karin Campbell at

About Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy

Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA) is a full-time public charter school authorized by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board and serves Oklahoma students in kindergarten through 12th grade. As part of the Oklahoma public school system, OVCA is tuition-free and gives parents and families the choice to access the curriculum and tools provided by K12, a Stride company (NYSE: LRN). Stride offers learners of all ages a more effective way to learn and build their skills for the future. For more information about OVCA, visit


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