Free Online Summer School Expands Course Offerings for Students

Missouri Online Summer Institute Now Accepting Enrollments

HILLSBORO, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This summer, Missouri students will have access to more summer school
courses than ever through the Missouri
Online Summer Institute
(MOSI), a tuition- free online program open
to students in grades 7 – 12. Over one hundred online courses are being
offered this year, including career-oriented electives and Advanced
Placement® courses. MOSI is a program of the Grandview
R-2 school district.


“Many school districts don’t offer summer school or only offer a few
courses,” said Mike Brown, MOSI coordinator and former Superintendent of
the Grandview R-2 school district. “This program allows students to
attend summer school on their own schedule. They can take part in family
vacations and summer sporting activities yet still continue their
studies online to achieve their academic goals and satisfy graduation
requirements.”

The Grandview R-2 school district began online summer school operations
five years ago and the popular program grew quickly. Enrollment this
summer is expected to surpass one thousand, with students in rural
communities standing to benefit the most.

“Many rural school districts offer little or no summer school because of
limited resources. The courses they do tend to offer are often
remedial,” said Ray Patrick, former Director of the Missouri Association
of Rural Educators. “MOSI offers students the ability to take a wide
variety of courses to catch up or get ahead in their studies.”

Students also have the opportunity to explore career-oriented courses in
the following fields: healthcare, hospitality and tourism, agriculture,
IT, business and STEM.

The Missouri Online Summer Institute is currently accepting enrollments
through July 3rd. Students can enroll at www.mosummerschool.org.
The online courses will be available to students as early as May 22nd
depending on when their regular school year finishes. Students can
enroll in up to four courses or a total of two credits and must provide
their own computer and internet access.

The Grandview
R-2 school district
is an accredited Missouri public school
district. MOSI courses are taught by state-licensed teachers. Students
have access to a virtual classroom where they interact with teachers,
advisors and other students via online tools. An orientation process is
held to review the skills and practices that help foster success in the
online learning environment.

The Missouri Online Summer Institute uses the Fuel
Education
online curriculum with programmatic support services
provided by K12
Inc.,
the leading provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and online
education programs.

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. K12’s
curriculum 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 thousands of online school educators providing instruction,
academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and
districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly
to families. The K12 program is offered through K12 partner public
schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and through private
schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
More information can be found at K12.com.

Contacts

K12 Inc.
Donna Savarese, 703-436-3273
dsavarese@k12.com