Edmentum, a global education curriculum and services leader and pioneer in online teaching and learning, has announced the acquisition of Calvert Education Services. The acquisition brings together Calvert’s blended learning solutions and virtual K-8 academy with Edmentum’s award-winning Plato Courseware, to provide schools and districts across the country high-quality, standards-aligned K-12 digital curriculum delivered by state-certified educators through Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Calvert Education Services into the Edmentum family. Calvert’s history as a forerunner in blended learning complements our 60+ year mission of empowering educators through innovation and a deep commitment to new school models,” said Jamie Candee, Edmentum’s chief executive officer. “As schools evolve their virtual and blended learning offerings, this acquisition fills an important need to support elementary learners in an environment that is most conducive to their learning modality. Our K-12 instructional services will serve as a national model for ensuring all students have equitable opportunities to learn.”
Calvert Education Services helps educators and students succeed with virtual and blended learning solutions that build creative problem solving and other lifelong skills needed to thrive in a fast-changing world. Elementary students and their parents will have full access to Calvert’s best-in-class digital resources, step-by-step lesson plans, assessments, progress tracking tools, and more through Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy. Edmentum’s team of highly experienced elementary educators will ensure elementary students are fully supported in their learning journey, and parents and students will have full access to elementary teachers at any time.
“For years, Calvert has specialized in nontraditional learning opportunities for students and now we are doing so with an engaging digital-first experience designed for schools,” said Steve Gross, Calvert Education Services chief executive officer. “Together, Edmentum and Calvert will continue that mission in schools, both in the US and around the world.”
Kindergarten through 12th grade virtual learning options will be available to schools and districts beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.
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. Edmentum’s virtual learning solution, EdOptions Academy, is a fully accredited K-12 online school that offers award-winning curriculum, certified teachers, and accredited high school diplomas to schools and students who need flexible learning options. 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.
Calvert invented modern homeschooling 110 years ago and has been perfecting teaching and learning models outside of the traditional classroom experience ever since. Calvert has helped more than 600,000 students in all 50 states and in more than 90 countries around the world. For more information, visit https://www.calvertlearning.com/.
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