K12 Inc. Announces Partnership with National Society of High School Scholars

October 27, 2010

HERNDON, Va., Oct 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- K12 Inc., the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school, is announcing an exclusive new partnership with The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).

The partnership gives members of NSHSS special access to more than 130 high quality online high school courses through K12's online private school - The K12 International Academy. NSHSS students will be able to choose from a variety of course offerings including Honors, AP(R), world languages, technology, and multiple electives, at discounted rates.

The K12 International Academy and NSHSS share the goals of helping students achieve academic excellence and enabling them to develop their unique character and intellect. This partnership gives high achieving students access to more resources, education options, and rigorous academic content. It also provides students exciting new opportunities to engage and connect with a global community of their peers through powerful and interactive technology.

"Our partnership provides an exclusive opportunity for NSHSS students with superior academic standing to reach their full potential," said Darby Carr, K12 International Academy Head of School. "Our broad array of online courses, widely regarded as the highest quality available, and our global online classrooms are designed to help build students' 21st-century skills. We're excited about how our partnership with NSHSS will enable more students to access K12's individualized learning programs and unique enrichment opportunities."

"K12 International Academy allows students access to the finest educational resources," said Claes Nobel, Chairman of The National Society of High School Scholars and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. "The courses and curricula, including AP/Honors and electives, will help our members better prepare themselves for their future. Our community of young scholars is incredibly diverse. What they have in common is their love for learning, their passion for education, and their commitment to the future. Access to K12's broad range of courses and excellent educational resources will allow all of our members to pursue excellence and deepen their knowledge in their areas of interest."

About K12 Inc.

K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN), a technology-based education company, is the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. K12 provides its curriculum and academic services to public and private online schools, traditional classrooms, hybrid school programs, and directly to families. K12 also operates the K12 International AcademyTM, an accredited, diploma-granting online private school serving students in 59 countries plus the U.S.

Founded in 2000, K12 has provided over 1.5 million courses - core subjects, AP(R), world languages, credit recovery, and electives - to more than 200,000 students worldwide. Over 95 percent of parents surveyed are satisfied with the K12 program and agree that their children have benefited academically with K12. Students graduating from K12 online schools have been accepted to hundreds of higher education institutions including many of the nation's top-ranked colleges and universities.

K12 is accredited through AdvancED, the world's largest education community. More information on K12 can be found at: www.k12.com


Formed in 2002, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of the organization to apply their unique talents, vision, and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. Currently there are more than 600,000 Society members in 160 countries. NSHSS provides scholarship opportunities for deserving young people. For more information about NSHSS visit www.nshss.org.

© 2010 K12Inc. K12 is a registered trademark, and the K12 logo and K12 International Academy are trademarks of K12 Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: K12 Inc.

K12 Inc.
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Vice President, Public Affairs
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