Kaplan K12 Learning Services and K¹² Partner to Maximize College Preparation

Two Industry Leaders Combine their Education Solutions to Offer a Complete
Approach to College Readiness

Note to editors: Kaplan is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO)

Press Contact Kaplan K12 Learning Services: Russell Schaffer, russell.schaffer@kaplan.com, 212.453.7538

Press Contact K¹²:  Jeff Kwitowski, jkwitowski@k12.com, 703.483.7281

New York, NY (November 15, 2011) – Kaplan K12 Learning Services, which partners with elementary, middle and high schools to measurably propel student achievement and K¹², a leading provider of online K12 educational curriculum, have partnered to offer a complete portfolio of college preparation solutions.  Kaplan K12 Learning Services has a strong record of achievement in helping schools and districts implement college readiness solutions, focusing on improved student performance on the SAT and ACT college entrance exams and state assessments.   K¹²‘s portfolio of innovative and high quality instructional and curriculum offerings includes credit recovery solutions that help students stay on track for graduation, serving 63,000 course enrollments in the last year.  Together, Kaplan and K¹² bring nearly 90 years of experience delivering successful results to schools and students.

“K¹²’s suite of products is a perfect fit for Kaplan’s comprehensive college readiness solutions. In particular, K¹²’s Aventa Credit Recovery program is uniquely designed to help students recover the credits needed to graduate from high school, with additional audio, ELL support and a phone hotline staffed by subject matter expert instructors. Our partnership creates the right combination of courses, assessments, and test preparation needed to maximize a student’s opportunity to graduate, enter college and succeed,” said Justin Serrano, president, Kaplan K12 Learning Services.

“Adding Kaplan’s renowned test readiness solutions to our suite of credit recovery offerings allows us to offer a holistic college readiness portfolio of products and services to our school, district, and state partners,” said John Olsen, executive vice President of operations at K¹².  “By working together, we can help educators overcome key challenges with at-risk students, providing those students with the tools needed to be successful in preparing for college.

About Kaplan K12 Learning Services

Kaplan K12 Learning Services (http://www.kaplank12.com), a unit of Kaplan Test Prep (http://www.kaptest.com), partners with schools to measurably propel student achievement. Kaplan K12 offers state test readiness programs to help students meet and exceed state standards, and college preparation solutions that support students as they prepare for college entrance exams and the admissions process. Its solutions also provide teachers with robust Kaplan K12 resources and professional development support to impact achievement in their classrooms. Kaplan Test Prep is a division of Kaplan Inc. (http://www.kaplan.com), a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).

About K¹²

K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a technology-based education company, is the largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school in the U.S. K¹² provides its curriculum and academic services to public and private online schools, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. K¹² has provided over 2 million courses – core subjects, AP(R), world languages, credit recovery, and electives – to more than 200,000 students worldwide. Over 90 percent of parents surveyed are satisfied with the K¹² program and agree that their children have benefited academically with K¹². Students graduating from K¹² (R) virtual schools have been accepted to hundreds of higher education institutions including many of the nation’s top-ranked colleges and universities. K¹² is accredited through AdvancED, the world’s largest education community. More information about K¹²’s solutions for schools and districts can be found at www.k12.com/educators.

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