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K12 High School Program Now Offered Through the Minnesota Virtual Academy

June 17, 2008

HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 17, 2008--K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) announced today that the Minnesota Virtual Academy (MNVA), a statewide online public school program, will expand to offer the K12 high school program beginning this Fall.

Under a new agreement with Houston Public Schools, the school district that operates MNVA, K12 will provide its complete high school curriculum, technology solutions, and professional school administrative services to MNVA to serve full-time and part-time students in grades 9-12 across the state. MNVA will continue to use the K12 curriculum for grades K-8. It will also begin using the K12 world languages courses.

K12 began providing its curriculum to MNVA in 2002. The online school program was one of the first to be approved by the Minnesota Department of Education and has since grown to become the state's largest online public school.

"K12 is pleased to expand our partnership with Houston Public Schools to offer an outstanding online high school option for students across Minnesota," said Ron Packard, CEO and Founder of K12 Inc. "We developed our high school program based on the highest standards of quality, academic rigor and accountability that have set K12 apart as the leader in K-12 online school programs."

Kim Ross, Superintendent of Houston Public Schools said, "We are very excited to work with K12 to include a high school offering at the Minnesota Virtual Academy. The K12 curriculum is extremely popular with our families and has enriched the lives of many students. Extending the K12 program from kindergarten through high school will ensure that MNVA continues to be the premier online school in the state."

The K12 high school program combines the highest quality curriculum with individual attention and support that enables every student to build a path to personal success. The curriculum includes a robust and diverse catalog of more than ninety core, elective, and AP(R) courses. Each student receives an Individualized Learning Plan that is tailored to meet his or her individual goals and abilities. Supported by the "xTeam" - a combination of teachers, advisors, counselors and customer support representatives - students benefit from the attention of up to eight professionals dedicated to helping them reach their xPotential(TM). Students are also connected to a broader community of peers through engaging online forums, clubs, and networks - all of which allow them to thrive in a flexible learning environment.

MNVA is currently accepting enrollments for the 2008-2009 school year. Families can learn more about K12 and MNVA, and view a list of upcoming information sessions across the state, by visiting www.K12.com.

About K12 Inc.

K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is the leading provider of K-12 curriculum and online education programs. K12 provides its curriculum and academic services to online schools, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. Over 40,000 students in 17 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.

K12 Inc. is accredited through the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). It is the largest national K-12 online school provider to be recognized by CITA. More information can be found at www.K12.com.

(C) 2008 K12 Inc. K12 is a registered trademark, and the K12 logo, 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
Houston Public Schools
Kim Ross
Superintendent
507-896-5323
kim.ross@houston.k12.mn.us

SOURCE: K12 Inc.

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