Archipelago Learning Searches for Emerging Student Artists Through ‘Art for the Archipelago’ 2010 Contest

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Deadline November 5th; Cash Prizes Awarded To Teachers And Students; Art To Be Featured In New Dallas Company Headquarters

Calling all budding Van Gogh’s, Picasso’s and Renoir’s! Archipelago Learning, (NASDAQ:ARCL) a leading subscription-based online education company and developer of the highly respected Study Island, is sponsoring the Art for the Archipelago contest to help decorate its new company headquarters in Dallas with original artwork created by students in grades K-12.

To participate in the art contest, students must illustrate how Study Island makes learning fun, engaging and effective using either hand-developed or computer-generated drawings, paintings, or sketches. There are five themes for students to select from, and entries will be categorized into groups by grade level including kindergarten-second, third-fifth, sixth-eighth, and ninth-12th. Each group will have a first, second and third prize winner, with prizes of $100, $50 and $25, given to the student and their teacher. One grand prize winner will be selected from all entries received. That student and his or her teacher will each be awarded $250.

“At Study Island, we pride ourselves in making learning captivating and fun,” said Allison Duquette, Archipelago Learning’s chief marketing officer. “What better way to demonstrate our point than by sponsoring a contest where students can demonstrate their feelings and interpretations about our solution in a creative and fun way. And as we walk our company hallways everyday, we will be reminded of what’s important about what we do – making learning interesting, engaging and fun!”

The power behind Study Island is its standards-based instruction, which is delivered through interactive games and a reward system that helps drive improved student outcomes. By providing engaging, self-paced instruction and positive reinforcement, Study Island helps students take control of their learning and build their confidence, while creating a culture of academic success. The comprehensive, web-based program combines rigorous content in math, reading, writing, science and social studies which is built directly from state standards and the new common core standards. For teachers, Study Island includes lesson plans, video and supplemental and digital resources and student progress monitoring that enables differentiated instruction for on-level, struggling and advanced learners.

The deadline for entries is Nov. 5, 2010 and only one entry per student is allowed. Contestants must be current Study Island customers. To review the official rules and obtain a contest entry form go to

About Archipelago Learning

Archipelago Learning is a leading subscription-based online education company that provides standards-based instruction, practice, assessments, productivity and reporting tools that improve the performance of educators and students. Study Island, its flagship product line, helps students in kindergarten through 12th grade master grade-level academic standards in a fun and engaging manner and is utilized by over 10 million students in approximately 22,800 schools in the United States and Canada. Reading Eggs, an online early literacy program for students ages three to eight, offers skills, strategies and leveled eBooks essential for sustained reading success. EducationCity provides online K-6 instructional content and assessments for reading, mathematics and science and is used by 8,500 schools in the United Kingdom and 4,500 schools in the United States. For the post-secondary market, Northstar Learning offers online instructional content and exam preparation products across a variety of core college curriculum and career licensure areas. Archipelago Learning is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit


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