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K12 Virtual Schools Graduate Over 1,000 Students

June 28, 2010
More than 90 percent of the 2010 graduating class to attend colleges, universities

HERNDON, Va., Jun 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Over 1,000 students graduated this year from virtual schools using the award winning, nationally-acclaimed K12(R) curriculum and online school program. K12 Inc., America's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school, operates public virtual schools in 25 states (and D.C.) in partnership with charter schools and school districts. The majority of graduates - 93 percent - plan to continue their education at colleges and universities, according to K12's 2010 senior survey. The survey also indicated that K12 graduates received over 1 million dollars in combined scholarship money. K12 students from this year's class have been accepted to many of the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities, including Cornell, Duke, Middlebury College, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, Princeton, Stanford, Vanderbilt, University of Southern California, and many more schools across the U.S. "All of us at K12 are extremely proud of these students," said Ron Packard, founder and CEO of K12 Inc. "These students are tomorrow's leaders. Their achievements are the result of a tremendous amount of hard work and perseverance. The parents, family members and friends of these graduates also deserve praise for providing encouragement, love and support through the years. Congratulations to the Class of 2010." The 2010 graduating class included students from 15 online public schools that use K12: Agora Cyber Charter School (PA), Arizona Virtual Academy, California Virtual Academies, Colorado Virtual Academy, Idaho Virtual Academy, Minnesota Virtual Academy, Nevada Virtual Academy, Ohio Virtual Academy, Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, South Carolina Virtual Charter School, Utah Virtual Academy, Washington Virtual Academies, Wisconsin Virtual Academy, Wyoming Virtual School, and Youth Connections Charter School, powered by K12 (Chicago). K12's online private school - the K12 International AcademyTM - also graduated students this year. The accredited, diploma-granting school serves students in more than 40 countries worldwide. "The success of this impressive class of students is more evidence of the effectiveness of K12's online school program." said Packard. "The K12 program is unmatched in its quality and ability to equip students with everything they need to succeed academically. It is why more families every year are choosing to enroll their children in online schools that use K12." The K12 online school program combines a high quality curriculum - using engaging online lessons and hands-on education materials - with professional teachers, advisors, and state-of-the-art technology that connects students to a vibrant worldwide school community. The program is customized for every student. This gives students the opportunity to receive an individualized education in their home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found, regardless of their geographic location or educational needs. K12 provides courses in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, History, Music, and Art. The K12 High School program offers students a catalog of more than 130 core, elective, and AP(R) courses. K12's powerspeaK12(R) world language program provides courses for students in grades 3-12 in Spanish, French, German, Latin, and Chinese. K12 has provided over 1.5 million courses to more than 150,000 students worldwide. Over 95 percent of parents are satisfied with the K12 program and agree that their children have benefited academically with K12. Additionally, K12 has received numerous awards and honors for academic achievement and innovation, and schools offering the K12 program regularly outperform other virtual schools on state test results. 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 online schools, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. K12 is accredited through AdvancED, the world's largest education community. Additional information on K12 can be found at: www.K12.com© 2010 K12Inc. K12 and powerspeaK12 are registered trademarks, and the K12 logo and K12 International Academy are trademarks of K12 Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Over 1,000 students graduated this year from virtual schools using the award winning, nationally-acclaimed K12(R) curriculum and online school program.

K12 Inc., America's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school, operates public virtual schools in 25 states (and D.C.) in partnership with charter schools and school districts.

The majority of graduates - 93 percent - plan to continue their education at colleges and universities, according to K12's 2010 senior survey. The survey also indicated that K12 graduates received over 1 million dollars in combined scholarship money.

K12 students from this year's class have been accepted to many of the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities, including Cornell, Duke, Middlebury College, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, Princeton, Stanford, Vanderbilt, University of Southern California, and many more schools across the U.S.

"All of us at K12 are extremely proud of these students," said Ron Packard, founder and CEO of K12 Inc. "These students are tomorrow's leaders. Their achievements are the result of a tremendous amount of hard work and perseverance. The parents, family members and friends of these graduates also deserve praise for providing encouragement, love and support through the years. Congratulations to the Class of 2010."

The 2010 graduating class included students from 15 online public schools that use K12: Agora Cyber Charter School (PA), Arizona Virtual Academy, California Virtual Academies, Colorado Virtual Academy, Idaho Virtual Academy, Minnesota Virtual Academy, Nevada Virtual Academy, Ohio Virtual Academy, Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, South Carolina Virtual Charter School, Utah Virtual Academy, Washington Virtual Academies, Wisconsin Virtual Academy, Wyoming Virtual School, and Youth Connections Charter School, powered by K12 (Chicago).

K12's online private school - the K12 International AcademyTM - also graduated students this year. The accredited, diploma-granting school serves students in more than 40 countries worldwide.

"The success of this impressive class of students is more evidence of the effectiveness of K12's online school program." said Packard. "The K12 program is unmatched in its quality and ability to equip students with everything they need to succeed academically. It is why more families every year are choosing to enroll their children in online schools that use K12."

The K12 online school program combines a high quality curriculum - using engaging online lessons and hands-on education materials - with professional teachers, advisors, and state-of-the-art technology that connects students to a vibrant worldwide school community. The program is customized for every student. This gives students the opportunity to receive an individualized education in their home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found, regardless of their geographic location or educational needs.

K12 provides courses in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, History, Music, and Art. The K12 High School program offers students a catalog of more than 130 core, elective, and AP(R) courses. K12's powerspeaK12(R) world language program provides courses for students in grades 3-12 in Spanish, French, German, Latin, and Chinese.

K12 has provided over 1.5 million courses to more than 150,000 students worldwide. Over 95 percent of parents are satisfied with the K12 program and agree that their children have benefited academically with K12. Additionally, K12 has received numerous awards and honors for academic achievement and innovation, and schools offering the K12 program regularly outperform other virtual schools on state test results.

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 online schools, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families.

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

© 2010 K12Inc. K12 and powerspeaK12 are registered trademarks, and the K12 logo and K12 International Academy are trademarks of K12 Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: K12 Inc.

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

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