View all news

K12 Inc. Announces 100 Percent Expansion of South Carolina Virtual Charter School

April 13, 2009

HERNDON, Va., Apr 13, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- K12 Inc. is announcing that the South Carolina Virtual Charter School (SCVCS) was approved to increase enrollment to 2,000 students in kindergarten through high school for the 2009-2010 school year. The South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) voted unanimously to approve the school's expansion at a board meeting held last Thursday in Columbia, SC.

The school's expansion represents a 100 percent increase from March 2008 when SCVCS was originally approved to open with 1,000 students. Applications to SCVCS quickly exceeded that number and first-year students had to be selected through a lottery. Demand from families who wanted to enroll their children into SCVCS remained strong throughout the school year.

"The SCVCS Board of Trustees is grateful for the confidence the South Carolina Public Charter School District has in our school to serve additional students," said Alison Miller, Chair of the SCVCS Board of Trustees. "We appreciate the SCPCSD's leadership in supporting high quality educational opportunities for students across our state."

SCVCS uses the curriculum, technology and school services provided by K12 Inc., the nation's leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school.

"At the heart of the South Carolina Virtual Charter School is the exceptional K12 program," said Miller. "Through the use of cutting-edge technology, the K12 curriculum offers students rich and engaging content that develops academic skills and engenders a love of learning. When delivered with the support of our team of highly qualified, dedicated teachers, students receive an outstanding educational experience."

"We are excited to be able to serve more students in South Carolina," said Ron Packard, Founder and CEO of K12 Inc. "The demand for this school is quite large and we are pleased to be able to deliver our high quality education program to more families in South Carolina."

Additional information on SCVCS can be found at www.k12.com/sc.

About K12 Inc.

K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a technology-based education company, is the nation's leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in grades K-12. K12 (R) provides its curriculum and academic services to online schools, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. Over 55,000 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 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.

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.

© 2009 K12Inc. 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.

SOURCE: K12 Inc.

K12 Inc.
Jeff Kwitowski, 703-483-7281
Vice President, Public Relations
jkwitowski@k12.com

Multimedia Files:

Categories: Press Releases
View all news