HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2009--The Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA), a statewide online public school using
the K12 curriculum and services, was named the Parent's
Choice winner in Ohio in a state-by-state look at the best high schools
in the U.S. conducted by GreatSchools.net and Business Week
According to the magazine's website, BusinessWeek.com worked with
GreatSchools, a San-Francisco-based nonprofit organization that rates
schools and provides an online community for parents, and came up with
the best high schools in each state in a number of different categories.
"Our school is very pleased to be recognized by parents as a top public
high school in Ohio," said Jeff Shaw, Head of School for the Ohio
Virtual Academy. "This achievement speaks to the hard work and
commitment of our teachers, administrators, parents and students.
Together we have created a vibrant and innovative public school that
provides students an exceptional learning experience."
OHVA was founded in 2002 and currently serves more than 7,000 students
across Ohio, making it one of the largest public schools in the state.
The school is part of the national network of online public schools
affiliated with K12 Inc., the U.S. leader in K-12 online school programs.
"Congratulations to OHVA," said Ron Packard, Founder and CEO of K12 Inc.
"K12 strives to deliver not only a world class curriculum but
also outstanding service to our students and customers. We are extremely
proud of our partnership with OHVA."
OHVA is accredited through the Commission on International and
Trans-Regional Accreditation, and the North Central Association
Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Its administrative
offices are located in Maumee, OH.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN), a technology-based education company, is the
nation's leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online education
programs to students in grades K-12. K12 provides its
curriculum and academic services to online schools, traditional
classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. Over
50,000 students in 21 states are enrolled in online public schools that
use the K12 program. K12 Inc. also operates the K12
International Academy, an accredited, diploma-granting online
private school serving students worldwide.
K12's mission is to provide any child the curriculum and
tools to maximize success in life, regardless of geographic, financial,
or demographic circumstances. More information can be found at www.K12.com.
(C) 2009 K12 Inc. K12 is a registered trademark, and
the K12 logo, powerspeaK12, Unleash the xPotential
and xPotential are trademarks of K12 Inc. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.
CONTACT: K12 Inc.
Vice President, Public Relations
Ohio Virtual Academy
Head of School
Source: K12 Inc.