K12 Inc. Congratulates Houston Public Schools Superintendent, Kim Ross, on Receiving the eSchool News Tech Savvy Superintendent Award

February 11, 2010
K12 and Houston Public Schools collaborate to offer the Minnesota Virtual Academy
HERNDON, Va., Feb 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ron Packard, founder and CEO of K12 Inc., congratulated Kim Ross, Superintendent of Houston Public Schools in Minnesota, on receiving the eSchool News Tech Savvy Superintendent Award. Mr. Ross was one of 10 recipients of the award which recognizes the nation's top K-12 executives for their outstanding ed-tech leadership and vision. He was honored today at a ceremony held in conjunction with the American Association of School Administrators' annual conference in Phoenix, AZ.

Ron Packard said, "K12 congratulates Kim Ross on receiving this award. He is a leader who has championed the field of online learning as Superintendent of Houston Public Schools. In 2002, K12 began our partnership with Houston Public Schools to offer the Minnesota Virtual Academy. Since then, it has grown to become the premier virtual school in the state serving more than 2,000 students in kindergarten through high school. K12 is honored to work with Kim and Houston Public Schools and we are proud of our successful partnership."

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 to students in kindergarten through high school. K12(R) provides high quality, customized education solutions to school districts, charter schools, and directly to families ranging from individual courses to classroom and hybrid programs to full-time virtual school programs. Since K12 was founded in 1999, it has delivered over 1.5 million courses to more than 150,000 students worldwide. The company also operates the K12 International AcademyTM, an accredited, diploma-granting online private school serving students in over 40 countries. More information can be found at www.K12.com.

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SOURCE: K12 Inc.

K12 Inc.
Jeff Kwitowski
VP, Public Relations