Edgenuity’s Instructional Services Now Pre-Approved by NCAA

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Edgenuity’s Rigorous, Standards-Aligned Courses and Implementation are Driving Better Academic Outcomes for Student-Athletes

Our engaging curriculum, personalized learning experience and qualified virtual instructors facilitate motivation, self-direction and preparedness as students enter college and beyond

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, announced today that it has been awarded “cleared” status by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) after undergoing an extended evaluation period. Edgenuity’s Instructional Services program is now pre-approved to be used by student-athletes to fulfill their academic requirements.

“Our engaging curriculum, personalized learning experience and qualified virtual instructors facilitate motivation, self-direction and preparedness as students enter college and beyond,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “We have seen many of the country’s student-athletes succeed with Edgenuity and we are proud that the NCAA has recognized us as a trusted education solution.”

Edgenuity’s digital curriculum is also pre-approved for use with district teachers. Although districts must submit the details of their implementation for NCAA review, they do not need to submit the curriculum. Rio Rancho Cyber Academy (RRCA) in Rio Rancho, New Mexico uses Edgenuity’s NCAA approved curriculum to provide online learning opportunities for middle and high school students in grades 6-12 with their own teachers. With Edgenuity, RRCA students and student-athletes undergo a rigorous, college-preparatory learning experience that pairs online learning with the benefit of a robust teacher-student interactive component.

“RRCA uses Edgenuity with our student-athletes because we know it provides an equal-to or more rigorous educational experience compared to a traditional brick-and-mortar classroom,” said Heidi Kenworthy, RRCA Program Manager. “Combining online learning with content and lessons available 24/7, plus face-to-face instruction with highly qualified teachers, allows our student-athletes to have a win-win situation meeting their individual needs for credit towards graduation.”

Edgenuity’s Instructional Services provides state-certified teachers who interact with students via web conferencing, virtual whiteboard, email, phone, and chat to provide direct instruction and support. In July 2013, the NCAA awarded “extended evaluation” status for Edgenuity after completing a thorough review of Edgenuity’s curriculum and implementation model, finding that it met their guidelines for online courses. Since that review, Edgenuity has served more than 200 student-athletes through its Instructional Services program across the country. As part of the extended evaluation, NCAA monitored progress from many of these student-athletes, resulting in their recent status update of “cleared.”

For more information on Edgenuity’s NCAA-eligible curriculum for high school students, please see http://www.edgenuity.com/NCAA.

About Edgenuity
Edgenuity provides engaging online education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers a range of Core Curriculum, AP®, Elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Credit Recovery courses aligned to the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core and iNACOL standards and designed to inspire life-long learning. Fully flexible for use in any blended or online learning model, Edgenuity supports an environment where personalized learning is possible. With more than 200 semester-long courses and growing, Edgenuity is driving outcomes for millions of students in schools and districts across the country. For more information, and to see Edgenuity in action, visit Edgenuity.com.

Hayley Milbourn
Sloane & Company

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