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K12's Ohio Virtual Academy Named the Parent's Choice Winner in GreatSchools.net/Business Week School Rankings for Ohio

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 magazine.

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.
Jeff Kwitowski
Vice President, Public Relations
703-483-7281
jkwitowski@k12.com
or
Ohio Virtual Academy
Jeff Shaw
Head of School
419-794-7601
jshaw@k12.com

Source: K12 Inc.