This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Texas Online Preparatory School To Open This Year

Stocks in this article: LRN

LEWISVILLE, Texas, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas families now have access to a new tuition-free public school option through the Texas Online Preparatory School, an online college-prep program that will serve students in grades 3-12 across Texas beginning this fall.

Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS) is a free online public school open to all families in Texas.  The school was created by Huntsville Independent School District.  Sam Houston State University (SHSU), a partner with the Huntsville school district in this innovative effort, will also help provide oversight and guidance.  The school will use the award-winning curriculum and academic programs provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a leading national provider of digital learning content and online and blended school programs in the U.S. K12 Inc. is accredited by AdvancED, the world's largest education community.  The education company's high quality curricula and academic programs are used by over 2,000 public school districts across the country. 

" Huntsville is excited to offer a new online school option to local families and those across Texas," said Dr. Steve Johnson, Superintendent of Huntsville Independent School District. "TOPS will offer a unique public education program in Texas that will combine high quality digital learning programs and skilled teachers to deliver instruction to meet the individualized needs of students.  Digital, individualized instructional methods hold enormous promise. We are pleased to be at the forefront of this innovation."

Texas Online Preparatory School will provide students access to multiple core and elective courses, assessments, and instruction from Texas-certified teachers.  The school will follow all state requirements and accountability standards.

"We are thrilled to be part of this innovative partnership with Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS) and Huntsville Independent School District to bring university-quality online options to K-12 students," said Bill Angrove, Associate Vice President for Distance Learning at Sam Houston State University. "SHSU Online has been recognized as having some of the best online programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Four of our programs were named among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report in 2012. We look forward to expanding our role in online education by providing teacher training, research capabilities, and overall academic evaluations to the new online public school in Huntsville."

Texas Online Preparatory School is subject to the rules of the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN).  Highly qualified and Texas-certified teachers will provide instruction, intervention, guidance, and support to students and regularly communicate with families. TOPS will foster a vibrant school community through numerous academic and social events, clubs and extracurricular activities.

"We're excited to partner with Huntsville Independent School District and Sam Houston State University," said Allison Cleveland, K12's Executive Vice President of School Services.  "At K12, we are always looking for strong partnerships with educators and institutions dedicated to putting the individual needs of students first.  We will leverage our extensive experience delivering high quality digital learning programs, online instruction, and academic services to make Texas Online Preparatory School a success for students and parents."

Families interested in enrolling in Texas Online Preparatory School for the 2013-14 school year can apply now. For more information on TOPS, please visit: www.K12.com/tops

SOURCE Texas Online Preparatory School

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 18,053.71 +23.50 0.13%
S&P 500 2,088.77 +6.89 0.33%
NASDAQ 4,806.8590 +33.3870 0.70%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs