HERNDON, Va., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --K12 Inc. has announced that a new merit-based scholarship is available for students interested in attending its private online school. The K12 Private School Scholarship is designed to support economically disadvantaged high school youth who have demonstrated academic success and seek a more rigorous and individualized educational experience. The Scholarship Committee will award a one year, renewable scholarship to a total of five recipients that will cover the cost of tuition, books and support services at K12 International Academy.
"I am delighted to announce this scholarship, which reflects our mission to put students first," says Stuart Udell, CEO of K12 Inc. "Online learning is uniquely well suited to the motivated student who wants more out of their education. This scholarship will help remove any barriers related to financial means for the recipients."
K12 International Academy is an accredited online private school for full- and part-time students. Operating since 2008, K12 International Academy utilizes the award-winning K12 curriculum and offers students a choice from more than two hundred and forty online courses to suit their interests and goals. K12 teachers customize lesson plans to create an individualized learning experience for their students.
Course offerings include multiple versions of core online high school courses, an extensive array of electives including world languages and even Career Technical Education classes designed to give students a head start on their career goals by earning technical and specialty trade credentials, college credits, and workplace experiences. The school also offers a wide range of clubs, activities and organizations.
The K12 Private School Scholarship is valued at $6,995 a year and is renewable for up to $28,000 over 4 years. Five scholarships will be awarded annually based on a combination of merit and families' financial circumstances. In addition to the tuition grant, scholarship recipients will be eligible for the following:
Laptop computer during enrollment
Books and materials
An extensive support team of teachers, academic coaches, and counselors.
Scholarship students will also be assigned a mentor who will meet regularly with the student to assist with the transition to online learning and provide additional support.
All students who attend a public, private, or charter school or who are homeschooled are eligible for consideration based upon their completed application to K12 Inc., which must be received no later than August 5, 2016. Students must have a GPA of 3.0, must be a rising 9th grade student and must be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States. Additional documentation demonstrating financial need may be required from applicants.
About K12 Inc. K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. With nearly a half-billion dollars invested in developing award winning curriculum, K12 serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company of educators with the nation's largest network of K-12 online school teachers, providing instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. More information can be found at www.K12.com or on Facebook.