Families Nationwide Credit Online and Blended Learning for Empowering
HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2017--
K12 Inc. is marking National
School Choice Week (NSCW) January 22-28 by highlighting
the powerful role online and blended learning continues to make in the
lives of students from coast to coast.
Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA) has empowered my son to fulfill his
passion to become an anti-bullying advocate for other kids,” said Diana
Santos mother of 11-year-old child
author Brenden Santos.
“Brenden experienced debilitating physical and emotional bullying at his
brick and mortar school. NCVA’s online classroom provided Brenden with a
sense of safety and meaningful friendships, not to mention the ability
to thrive academically. ”
Virtual Academy (WYVA) 11th grader Grace Belize Anderson,
named to the prestigious 2017 United
States Senate Youth Program, opted for online school for a different
“I’ve logged more than 450 community service hours volunteering for
various causes including Wyoming’s Family, Career, and Community Leaders
of America (FCCLA),” said Grace. “WYVA’s personalized learning model
instilled in me a profound sense of confidence that has allowed me to
take on leadership roles in community service projects I am passionate
Held annually since 2011, National
School Choice Week is an independent public awareness initiative to
inform Americans about the types of education options available for
students, including online learning, blended learning and public charter
schools. In recognition of NSCW, more than 21,000 events are taking
place across the country, including Utah’s Charter
Day on the Hill on Thursday, January 26th where pianist
Virtual Academy 10th grader Junhao Wang will perform.
“Our nation’s future depends on all students having access to
appropriate educational opportunities that meet their needs,” said
Stuart Udell, CEO of K12 Inc. “We’ve witnessed progress in expanding
public school choice. However, there’s more work to be done to protect
and advance the ability of American families to choose the best school
or environment for their children.”
Both K12 CEO Stuart Udell and partner school families are available for
interview. Visit bloggEd,
for more information.
K12 is helping to provide innovative education options to families by
delivering its high quality curriculum and academic programs to online
and blended schools, and to thousands of school districts across the
U.S. The education provider also works with more than 5,000 teachers,
the nation’s largest network of online school teachers.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is
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. K12’s award-winning curriculum
serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more
than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company
consisting of thousands of online school educators providing
instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools
and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and
directly to families. The K12 program is offered through
K12 partner public schools in 33 states and the District
of Columbia, and through private schools serving students in all 50
states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at K12.com.
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