Written by Savannah Norton
Akyra Carter is known as many things in her household: an actress, a model, a pageant princess, an anti-bullying advocate, and also a 2nd grader at California Virtual Academy (CAVA).
Her mother, Diana Carter, enrolled Akyra in CAVA this past August to help her receive a proper education and support while she pursued her passion of acting.
Diana appreciates the “24/7 support" from teachers as well as school advisors.
“Time is so important for any mom, but when you’re a ‘Hollywood Mom’ on such a tight schedule it is critical,” Diana said.
Akyra’s life in the spotlight first began when she started doing pageants when she was 11 months old. This soon evolved into modeling in print and on runways.
“She loved being on stage from the moment we started,” Diana said. “In 2014, we started working with Jody Taylor of Sixty5 Media who packaged Akyra and walked us to the next level. Like any mom, I was nervous, but Jody was very intuitive on Akyra’s strengths and limits and showed us what Akyra was capable of."