Florida Department of Education Approves NNDS's Grade 6-12 Lincoln Interactive Curriculum

School Districts Can Now Choose Nationally Recognized, Interactive, Personalized and Flexible Online Curriculum for Students Enrolled in Virtual Instruction Programs

Jun 07, 2010, 09:30 ET from National Network of Digital Schools

BEAVER, Pa., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Network of Digital Schools (NNDS) is proud to announce that the Florida Department of Education has added Lincoln Interactive's Grade 6-12 curriculum to its list of approved providers for the school district virtual instruction program.

Every Florida school district is required, by law, to offer a virtual instruction program to eligible students in partnership with an approved provider.  The National Network of Digital Schools'  Lincoln Interactive is the newest addition to the list of approved providers that will be available to Grade 6-12 students beginning in the 2010-2011 school year.

"The state of Florida has been leading the charge in online learning for years," explained Bryan Bown, Director of Educational Services from NNDS, "and we are very pleased to offer our cutting-edge Lincoln Interactive curriculum to Florida students this Fall."

As part of their expansion into Florida, NNDS will create "The Florida Cyber Program", a vibrant community of students and teachers who use and teach with Lincoln Interactive curriculum. Students will be able to choose over 250 courses, and will use interactive videos, games, 3-D graphics, avatars, discussion boards, hands-on manipulatives, language labs, and Flash animation to learn in a unique and personalized online environment.

"We understand that all students do not learn in the same way. By using Lincoln Interactive curriculum, students can learn at any time and at their own pace, while also having access to support, feedback and guidance from dedicated, highly qualified, state-certified teachers who are committed to providing the best possible online learning experience," added Mr. Bown.

Lincoln Interactive courses empower students across the whole spectrum by offering accelerated courses, alternative education and credit recovery courses – as well supporting effective educational programs for special education students.  Each student will receive a custom-designed course of study to meet his or her individual needs and abilities.

"We're excited to present families in Florida with our curriculum," added Mr. Bown. "We believe that with our advanced delivery mechanisms and highly-qualified teachers, students in Florida will not only enjoy learning, but also attain a high level of achievement."

About NNDS: NNDS is the exclusive provider of Lincoln Interactive, the nation's leading K-12 online curriculum used by tens of thousands of students in more than 200 traditional classrooms and online schools across fourteen states. The dynamic courses are standards-based and utilize a variety of traditional and technology-enabled approaches such as simulations, virtual reality environments and game-like scenarios to help students meet their fullest academic potential.

SOURCE National Network of Digital Schools