|K12 Inc. Named Leading Provider of Online Curriculum to School Districts|
EdNET Insight's report, "State of the K-12 Market 2011," a comprehensive overview of K-12 education in
Further, the report confirms the rapid growth of U.S. school districts implementing online programs, citing that 75 percent of school districts now offer online courses compared to just 47 percent in 2010. School districts that previously had no plans to offer online courses declined from 34 percent in 2010 to just 11 percent in 2011. The report concludes that the "enormous growth in online programs is likely to continue."
"There is explosive growth of online education in the U.S, particularly in school districts where online programs are implemented to address student-specific needs," said
The findings underscore the growing partnerships between school districts and online curriculum providers such as K12 to provide schools with a variety of core, elective, AP and remedial courses and programs. The report found that 90 percent of school districts implemented online courses to offer credit recovery solutions and 80 percent said they added online courses not previously available in their schools' curriculum. Further, the report noted that remediation, enrichment and dual credit/joint enrichment were major reasons to provide online course solutions, and that the number of districts offering online AP courses jumped from 48 percent in 2010 to 64 percent in 2011.
"As districts expand their online programs, they look to K12 to provide more than just great curriculum," said
Over the past decade, K12 has delivered over 4.5 million online courses from its extensive portfolio, including credit recovery, core courses, world languages, AP and high school electives.
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