Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District Launches District-Wide Blended
Online Learning Program with K12 Inc.
HERNDON, Va., Aug. 27, 2012
HERNDON, Va., Aug.27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --K12 Inc., the nation's leading
provider of proprietary curricula and online education programs for students
in kindergarten through high school, today announced it has partnered with
Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District in California's Sonoma County to
launch a new, blended online learning program for high school students across
Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District has designed a multi-faceted
online learning program to address the individual needs of its diverse student
population, from advanced learners, to struggling students, to students that
require alternative learning environments. Eligible students can elect to
take some of their required courses, or additional courses, online using the
Aventa Learning® by K12® curriculum.
Beginning this school year, the online courses are available to students
during the daily class schedule and after school in two newly remodelled
classrooms, now serving as a math support lab and an independent studies lab,
or students can access Aventa courses from home. The District's teachers
provide guidance, review and grade assignments, and ensure students remain on
track. In addition, the District provides Aventa courses for independent
study through its Alternative Education program.
"We see blended learning as the instructional model of the future," said Dr.
Robert Haley, Superintendent of Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District.
"By combining high quality online curricula with the guidance of our
experienced teachers in a traditional setting, we are providing our students
the best of both worlds."
Aventa is a comprehensive online curriculum of high-quality, standards-based
online courses for middle and high school. Covering all core subjects and
electives, over 170 Aventa courses feature a rich multimedia format. The
curriculum is designed to meet the University of California a-g requirements.
For students who fall behind, need assistance for exam preparation, or
remediation, the District uses the A+nyWhere Learning System® by K12 (A+) to
conduct diagnostic assessments and prescribe lessons according to individual
student needs. A+ contains over 5,500 lessons and over 200,000 pages of
research- and objective-based, problem solving content – all very tightly
aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
"We are very pleased be able to offer our high school students the option to
learn anywhere, anytime using proven, well-known curricula from K12," said Dr.
Elizabeth Kaufman, Assistant Superintendent of Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified
School District. "K12 enables us to cost effectively provide a consistent,
district-wide program so we can focus our attention on meeting the individual
needs of more of our students."
"By maximizing use of their existing technology, leveraging their excellent
teaching staff and relying on K12 for world class online curricula and
support, Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District is better preparing their
students for the future," said John Olsen, Executive Vice President of
Operations for K12. "We are very pleased to work with the District to
implement online learning on a large scale."
Cotati-Rohnert Park USD will soon expand its world language offering by
providing access to online world language courses by Middlebury Interactive
Languages™, a joint venture that combines Middlebury College's proven language
pedagogy with K12's expertise in online learning. Middlebury provides schools
and districts with online courses in five world languages for grades 3-12,
available in multiple levels to help students achieve world language fluency.
Middlebury courses are developed using proven academic methods to meet
national ACTFL standards.
In addition to training and instructional support, K12 also provides
Cotati-Rohnert Park USD with all of the technology tools required to support a
district-wide program through its latest innovation, PEAK12™. This
intelligent management center for online learning enables schools and
districts to manage and personalize their online learning program solutions –
including K12 and third-party solutions, open education resources, and
district-authored or district-generated content – from one place. PEAK12
eliminates the hassle of managing multiple accounts and user roles and
provides a consistent online environment for students, teachers and
administrators, whether they are managing or participating in full-time online
schooling, credit recovery, world language classes or in blended online
To facilitate a successful launch, K12 hosted an enterprise orientation event
on site at the Cotati-Rohnert Park USD headquarters for teachers and
administrators two weeks ago. The event provided consultation on strategies
for optimizing its implementation of blending learning through use of K12
curricula and services. In addition K12 provided an in-depth review of its
comprehensive support services, including dedicated Client Services
representatives, online communities, training resources, and teacher
K12 provides schools and districts the industry's most complete continuum of
proprietary kindergarten through high school online learning solutions for
full-time virtual, blended, and traditional classroom learning environments.
Over the past decade, the company has served more than 2,000 districts and
delivered over 4 million online course enrollments from its award-winning
portfolio. MDR's market research service EdNET Insight recently reported that
K12 is the leading provider of online curriculum to school districts across
the United States.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is the nation's largest provider of proprietary curricula
and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high
school. K12 provides districts and schools the ability to offer their students
the broadest array of options for learning in a flexible, individualized, and
innovative way. K12 provides online curricula, academic services, and online
learning solutions to public and private schools and districts, traditional
classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. K12 is
accredited through AdvancED, the world's largest education community.
Additional information on K12 for schools and districts can be found at
© 2012 K12 Inc. K12, Aventa Learning and A+nyWhere Learning System are
registered trademarks, and the K12 logo and PEAK12 are trademarks of K12 Inc.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE K12 Inc.
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