Edmentum, a global education leader and pioneer in online teaching and learning solutions, announces new course approvals from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for the 2019–20 school year. Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy is proud to now offer 272 OSPI-approved online courses for grades 6–12, making Edmentum the number-one-ranked provider by number of approved courses. The approved courses cover a wide range of elective topics, including courses such as Health Science, Engineering and Technology, Graphic Design and Illustration, Culinary Arts, and Professional Communications.
These new approvals from OSPI recognize the strong alignment of EdOptions Academy curricula to Washington State K–12 Learning Standards and instructional rigor. By providing solid, research-based curricula paired with highly trained, Washington-certified teachers, Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy is committed to providing students with the best virtual learning options.
“We are very excited about ranking first on the 2019–20 list for Washington State OSPI–approved courses,” said Dr. Shane Dennison, state and federal programs manager at Edmentum. “We look forward to expanding our partnerships with educators throughout the state.”
In addition to approvals from the WA State OSPI, Edmentum has over 6,500 course approvals by agencies in 30 states, as well as by 10 national third-party organizations: AdvancED (now called Cognia), ISTE, Quality Matters, the College Board, the GED Publisher Program, EdCredible, Certica, EdSurge, Learning List, and the NCAA. Edmentum values certifications from third-party organizations because they validate that its courses meet the highest level of quality standards set forth for online curricula and solidify Edmentum as the industry leader in rigorous virtual education.
Edmentum, Inc., is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through simple technology, high-quality content, and actionable data. Founded in innovation, Edmentum’s powerful learning programs blend technology with individual teaching approaches. Edmentum is committed to being educators' most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs. Edmentum solutions currently support educators and students in more than 40,000 schools nationwide. For more information, visit edmentum.com.