The Hub: ARVA’s Onsite Learning Center

Who We Are

Arkansas Virtual Academy (ARVA) is a full-time online public school for K through 12 students. For more than 20 years, our experienced staff has inspired and empowered students through personalized, hands-on learning.

What We Do

Our state-licensed teachers ensure students can learn and thrive in the ways that are right for them—at home, on the road, or wherever there’s an internet connection. Now, that includes a versatile, first-of-its-kind space that will expand the virtual learning experience.

Where We’re Going

ARVA celebrates its 20th anniversary with the opening of a state-of-the-art facility in Little Rock! Learn more about our school and this extraordinary new resource for ARVA students below.

ARVA’s Expansion: Access Our Media Kit

On August 1, the ARVA Hub opens at 717 W. 7th Street. The Hub will provide ARVA students and staff with a remote location for online learning and in-person training, testing, activities, and career training programs for students across the state. Access our event press kit and supporting materials below.

Amy Johnson,
Head of School

Ms. Johnson graduated from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, with a BS in secondary education and later completed her master’s degree in curriculum, instruction, and assessment from Walden University. Ms. Johnson began teaching in 1997 and spent the next 13 years instructing students, leading teachers, and serving as a school-wide curriculum coordinator. Ms. Johnson began her virtual education experience as a curriculum writer and reviewer for various online curriculum providers. In 2015, Ms. Johnson started as an English teacher at Arkansas Virtual Academy, a K through 12 open-enrollment public charter school housing more than 4,000 students. She went on to serve as an instructional coach before stepping into the role of academic administrator.  As AA, Ms. Johnson led change in teacher effectiveness, student relationship building, and clear process and procedure creation. Ms. Johnson accepted the position of head of schools at Arkansas Virtual Academy in 2018 and is currently leading the charge for individualized learning and growth for students and teachers alike. Most recently, she charted unprecedented growth through COVID-19 and has just launched a 50,000-square-foot home for ARVA, a blended program, and a career training and upskill center. She is passionate about student achievement and is known as an innovator and creative thinker for student achievement and success. 

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