FlipSwitch and Inspire Charter Schools Launch StrongMind Online for California Middle and High School Students

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100% Online, Tuition-free and Accredited Program Unites Rigorous and Captivating Curriculum with Highly Qualified Teachers to Deliver a Premium Online Education

FlipSwitch, the integrated technology and curriculum platform for online and blended schools, announced today that it is partnering with Inspire Charter Schools to launch StrongMind Online Schools (http://www.strongmindonline.com), a 100% online middle and high school program dedicated to providing a quality alternative to the traditional school experience. Students in 24 counties throughout California can enroll now at StrongMind Online for the 2016-17 school year, which begins August 17.

StrongMind Online is tuition-free, accredited and offers highly qualified instructors with a personalized approach to education. Students will benefit from StrongMind Digital Learning (http://www.strongmind.com), FlipSwitch’s rigorous and engaging online curriculum for grades 6-12 that encompasses all core classes and compelling electives. Courses are aligned to Common Core, national and California state standards. The full core curriculum has been certified by the University of California to meet A-G requirements. StrongMind is ideal for home schooling, giving parents complete visibility into their student’s learning and making communication between parent, student and teacher easier than ever.

“FlipSwitch has run one of the nation’s largest and most successful online charter schools and we have nearly 20 years of experience in K-12 online school programs,” said Damian Creamer, CEO at FlipSwitch. “This partnership unites the innovative and passionate educators at Inspire with FlipSwitch’s powerful and truly dynamic online learning platform to offer a superior online education for California students.”

In addition to delivering research-based, pedagogically sound content, StrongMind courses include a variety of multimedia, gaming and interactive elements that engage students for greater retention and deeper understanding. This year StrongMind curriculum received the coveted SIIA CODiE award for the Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution and five Telly Awards for groundbreaking online education videos.

“Inspire Charter Schools is dedicated to empowering families with personalized learning to meet the unique needs of each student,” said Nick Nichols, Ed.D., Executive Director of Inspire Charter Schools. “We are honored to partner with FlipSwitch to deliver a truly progressive option that will help students build the skills, knowledge and vision they need to succeed in college and their career.”

Families interested in enrolling or learning more about StrongMind Online Schools should visit http://www.strongmindonline.com.

About FlipSwitch                                                                                                                                                         FlipSwitch is the integrated technology and curriculum solution that enables online schools to support and empower their students and staff while operating efficiently, effectively and economically. Comprised of a Student Information System (SIS), Learning Management System (LMS), Parent/Student Portal (PSP) and the StrongMind Digital Learning curriculum, the FlipSwitch solution works seamlessly to deliver a personalized, intuitive and engaging platform for online learning. Learn more at http://www.flipswitch.com.

About Inspire Charter Schools                                                                                                                                 Inspire Charter Schools is an up-and-coming personalized learning public charter school that provides a high standard of education to students through a blended, comprehensive curriculum supported by dynamic teachers. To learn more, visit http://www.inspireschools.org.

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FlipSwitch Contact: Wendy Brooks, 480-310-1410, wendy.brooks(at)flipswitch(dot)com
Inspire Charter Schools Contact: Kimmi Buzzard, 562-584-0427, kimmi(at)inspireschools(dot)org

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