MVPS was founded in 2011, with a simple and clear focus:
Help Students Find Their Love of Learning!
As pioneers in Kansas Virtual Schools, the Maize Virtual Preparatory School Team has created the ideal model for students and families.
What is it?
Focus teaching and learning that inspires students to Find Their Love of Learning!
History of Maize Virtual Preparatory School
Founded in 2011 by Gary Lewis, a Leader in Kansas Virtual Education Programming, along with ten experienced virtual educators, MVPS was created to break free of the cookie cutter approach to virtual education. MVPS was created to have a “small town” feel; where families feel like they are part of a unique, personal community.
MVPS Teachers, grades K-12, possess 100+ Years of combined Virtual Teaching Experience (with additional teaching experience in public, private, and homeschool settings).
Our program is designed and supported by experienced Virtual Educators, who are experts in their subject matter AND virtual education. When we talk to parents, we have real life solutions to meet their student’s needs.
Small Class Size
Small Class size allows teachers to focus on individualized academic plans for students and families.
Each family works with their teacher(s) to develop a success plan. Students are encouraged to go beyond their curriculum and explore learning, not just check boxes.
K-8 Families Focus on Teaching Kids, not Curriculum
MVPS Families have options in identifying the best curriculum for each student. Through the Maize By Design Process, each student receives the best school program for learning. Each family, new and returning, meets with a MVPS teacher to complete a Family Conference. At this conference, students complete an academic readiness profile, which provides the foundation for an Individualized Learning Plan.
High School Students Explore Learning
Students in grades 9-12 enjoy core content courses such as English, Algebra, History and Biology. Expanded Learning, a personalized learning project, allows students to go deeper into an area of interest. Areas of focus may include the arts, leadership, community engagement or STEM.
In addition, all high school students have an Individual Plan of Study (IPOS) to assist them in navigating their high school career path.