HERNDON, Va., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- K12 International Academy, an accredited, online private school open to students in grades K-12 worldwide, has launched a new Career Technical Education (CTE) program for fall 2016. The Destinations Career Program at K12 International Academy gives full- and part-time students in grades 9–12 a unique opportunity to prepare for both college and the workforce, regardless of where they live. The program integrates Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses from two nationally recognized career Clusters with existing core academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is delivered online.
K12 International Academy's career readiness offering uses a comprehensive end-to-end approach, designed to prepare students to enter the workforce or pursue other post-secondary options in their career field of interest. Students can access multiple versions of online high school courses and opt to take online CTE courses in one of two Career Clusters: Business, Management, and Administration or Information Technology, with the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications in a chosen field of study. Each career cluster has three separate career paths to choose from, giving students exposure to advanced study in their chosen field of interest
"Typically students do not get this level of exposure to career-specific skills until well into their college studies," said Miriam Rube, Head of School at K12 International Academy. "Exploring their career passions in high school gives students more confidence in selecting a college major in one of these high demand fields of study. We're very excited to bring the power of online learning to CTE and help students get access to these certifications no matter where they live."
Founded in 2008, K12 International Academy uses the award-winning K12 curriculum to offer students in grades K-12 an individualized learning experience. Students who enroll follow an academic program that includes engaging web-based lessons along with age-appropriate instructional materials – books, videos and other hands-on tools and resources – which are shipped directly to each student's home.
Instruction is facilitated by highly qualified teachers who individualize the learning experience for each student. Teachers also organize numerous virtual field trips, online clubs and school activities where students have the opportunity to participate in events that blend academics and socialization. Counselors work with students to help them identify career paths most in line with their interests and talents.
K12 International Academy is accredited by AdvancEd and its graduates receive a U.S. diploma. Students in the Destinations Career Program can also earn a nationally recognized career readiness certificate from the ACT, and an industry-recognized certification in their chosen career pathway. Past K12 International Academy graduates have gone on to attend prestigious colleges and universities such as Harvard, Duke, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and various military academies.
Enrollment is now open for the K12 International Academy 2016-2017 academic school year, and all interested families are encouraged to visit http://www.icademy.com for more information, as well as details on upcoming community events and online information sessions.
About K12 International Academy
The K12 International Academy is an accredited private school program that serves students in grades K through 12. Open to both full- and part-time students, the K12 international Academy gives parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. More information can be found at http://www.icademy.com.
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