HERNDON, Va., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- K12 Inc., the nation's leading provider of proprietary curricula and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school, today announced it has partnered with Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District in California's Sonoma County to launch a new, blended online learning program for high school students across the district. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110113/PH29436LOGO) Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District has designed a multi-faceted online learning program to address the individual needs of its diverse student population, from advanced learners, to struggling students, to students that require alternative learning environments. Eligible students can elect to take some of their required courses, or additional courses, online using the Aventa Learning® by K12® curriculum. Beginning this school year, the online courses are available to students during the daily class schedule and after school in two newly remodelled classrooms, now serving as a math support lab and an independent studies lab, or students can access Aventa courses from home. The District's teachers provide guidance, review and grade assignments, and ensure students remain on track. In addition, the District provides Aventa courses for independent study through its Alternative Education program. "We see blended learning as the instructional model of the future," said Dr. Robert Haley, Superintendent of Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District. "By combining high quality online curricula with the guidance of our experienced teachers in a traditional setting, we are providing our students the best of both worlds." Aventa is a comprehensive online curriculum of high-quality, standards-based online courses for middle and high school. Covering all core subjects and electives, over 170 Aventa courses feature a rich multimedia format. The curriculum is designed to meet the University of California a-g requirements. For students who fall behind, need assistance for exam preparation, or remediation, the District uses the A+nyWhere Learning System® by K12 (A+) to conduct diagnostic assessments and prescribe lessons according to individual student needs. A+ contains over 5,500 lessons and over 200,000 pages of research- and objective-based, problem solving content – all very tightly aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
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