K12 Inc. is a technology-based education company that prides itself on driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. With nearly a half-billion dollars invested in developing award winning curriculum, K12 specializes in the creation of proprietary software, learning systems and educational services designed to facilitate individualized learning on a highly scalable basis for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Collectively, K12 serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. In 2013, AdvancEd, a non-profit nationwide accreditation agency for schools and school systems, renewed its five year quality assurance accreditation of the Company.
As an innovator in K-12 online education, we believe we have attained distinctive core competencies that allow us to meet the varied needs of our school customers and students. These core competencies include:
- Our ability to create engaging curriculum
- Train teachers to be highly-effective in online instruction
- Provide turn-key management services to online and blended schools
- Customize online learning programs for school districts
- Develop innovative new educational offerings and assist legislators and policy makers in understanding the many benefits of online learning to complement and transform traditional schools.
These strengths enable us to provide a unique set of products and services primarily to three lines of business that share many common attributes, including curriculum, learning systems, management expertise, logistical systems and marketing. These businesses are: Managed Public Schools (turn-key management services sold to public schools), Institutional Sales (educational products and services sold to school districts, public schools and other educational institutions that we do not manage), and International and Private Pay Schools (private schools for which we charge student tuition and make direct consumer sales).
In school year 2013-14, we served public schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia in our Managed Public School Business; school districts or individual schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in our Institutional Business and students in more than 100 countries in our International and Private Pay Business.