LOST SPRINGS, Kan., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kansas Online Learning Program, an online learning program for Kansas students provided through the Centre School District, will host information and enrollment sessions across the state this spring in preparation for the 2011-2012 school year.
The events are scheduled for: (All events are from 6:30-7:30 unless otherwise noted.)
- April 12 at the Herington Public Library (102 S. Broadway, Herrington) from 6-7 p.m.
- April 14 at the Marion Library (101 Library St., Marion)
- April 18 at the Hillsboro Library (120 E. Grand, Hillsboro)
- April 19 at the Chapman Library (402 N. Marshall St., Chapman)
- April 25 and May 24 at the Olathe Public Library (12990 S. Black Bob Rd., Olathe) from 6-7 p.m.
- April 26 at the Finney County Library (605 E. Walnut, Garden City)
- April 28 at the Pioneer Memorial Library (375 W. 4th St., Colby)
- May 3 at the Salina Library (301 W. Elm St., Salina)
- May 5 at the Hays Library (1205 Main St., Hays)
- May 12 at the Manhattan Library (629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan)
- May 19 at the McPherson Library (214 W. Marlin, McPherson)
- May 24 at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library (230 W. 7th St., Junction City)
"The Kansas Online Learning Program gives the students of Kansas control over their education by combining state-of-the-art technology, an engaging curriculum and highly-qualified teachers and staff," said Vickie Jirak, KOLP coordinator. "By attending an information session, interested families can learn more about how the program works, our curriculum, our support services, and the flexible and customizable learning options that are available."
At each event, attendees will meet with a member of the KOLP staff, hear from students currently enrolled in program, and learn about the program's support services and the accredited Lincoln Interactive curriculum.
"Online learning programs are still relatively new here in Kansas, so it's important that families interested in this way of learning attend an event to learn about all that we offer, meet our staff and see how KOLP can meet their educational needs."
New this year, the Kansas Online Learning Program is enrolling adult learners who wish to complete their high school education and receive their diploma.
"We are very excited to offer adults of all ages a way to get their high school diploma," Jirak said. "Our online, self-paced courses allow all students to work at their own pace, around their schedules and from the comfort of their own home. And now that applies to adult students who want to complete their high school education."
Attendees will have the opportunity to enroll in the Kansas online Learning Program at each event. All families are encouraged to bring the necessary documents needed for enrollment, including their child's birth certificate, immunization records, school transcripts and proof of residency in Kansas.
About The Kansas Online Learning Program: Founded in 2010, the Kansas Online Learning Program (KOLP) is an online learning program open to all full-time kindergarten through 12th grade students living in the state of Kansas. The program is provided through Centre School District and is tuition-free for Kansas families, with only minimal student fees. New for the 2011-2012 school year, KOLP is accepting adult learners who wish to complete their education and receive their high school diploma.
About NNDS: The National Network of Digital Schools (NNDS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit management foundation, dedicated to providing the highest quality K-12 online curriculum and comprehensive management services to traditional brick and mortar schools, charter schools and cyber schools focused on expanding educational opportunities for students. NNDS is the developer and provider of the nation's premier online learning curriculum, Lincoln Interactive.
Contact: Toni Cicone Craig, 724-544-3744 (c)
SOURCE National Network of Digital Schools