Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy Earns Online Course Provider Approval in Washington State

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Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy Earns Online Course Provider Approval in Washington State

EdOptions Academy online courses meet rigorous state criteria and are now available to all public school districts

May 20, 2014 - Minneapolis

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Edmentum, a leading provider of online learning solutions, has been recognized by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) as a multidistrict online course provider and program provider in Washington state. Edmentum’s online course offerings, accessible through EdOptions Academy, have been approved for the 2014-15 school year, and the approval will remain valid for the next three years.

Washington public schools must use approved providers or an OSPI-approved program to receive state funding for their online programs. Providers are reviewed by the Digital Learning Department, a division of the OSPI, to ensure accreditation, teacher certification and state standards alignment. EdOptions Academy’s approval encompasses core, elective, foreign language, and advanced courses.

“Our EdOptions Academy online courses provide flexibility and additional learning opportunities to students in Washington, while also aligning to state quality standards,” said Vin Riera, CEO of Edmentum, Inc. “This approval allows us to partner with more schools in Washington to achieve the state’s educational goals.”

Edmentum has an active presence in the state of Washington. Plato Courseware also has approval from Washington Learning Source (WLS), a statewide program developed by Washington’s nine regional Educational Service Districts. WLS provides a way for districts to choose high-quality products through a regionally supported delivery model.