Redmond Proficiency Academy Partners with Edmentum™ to Offer Digital Learning Opportunities

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Redmond Proficiency Academy Partners with Edmentum™ to Offer Digital Learning Opportunities

Central Oregon’s 'Outstanding' charter school will expand its curriculum inside and outside the classroom with an array of Edmentum learning solutions

January 28, 2013 - Minneapolis

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Edmentum, a leading provider of online learning solutions, and Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) in Redmond, Ore., have announced a partnership that will provide learners with a variety of engaging and accredited online learning opportunities – both inside and outside of the classroom.

RPA, a public charter school serving students in grades six through 12, will begin offering Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy, Plato Courseware and Edmentum Assessments on Jan. 28, 2013. The new learning solutions are tuition-free and open to all students in Central Oregon, including current RPA students, home-schooled students or students seeking to enroll in RPA’s unique and personalized proficiency-based educational program.

“As a charter school, we are keenly attuned to new approaches and materials that reflect the unique needs of all learners,” said RPA Director Jon Bullock.  “When we evaluated the achievement results following our pilot with Edmentum solutions, we knew these learning solutions were powerful. We could actually measure how well different learners responded to the content and individualize the learning based on their strengths and needs.”

The 2012 pilot program tested two Edmentum learning solutions: Plato Courseware and Edmentum Assessments. The Edmentum solutions, which are used across core, elective, Advanced Placement® and global language courses, resulted in measurable gains in learner achievement.

Edmentum’s learning solutions will provide RPA learners with a wide range of digital learning opportunities that extend beyond the classroom – and the boundaries of the district. EdOptions Academy is a fully accredited virtual high school that partners with schools and districts to provide virtual courses, expanding and enhancing their course and program offerings. Plato Courseware covers a wide range of core subjects, electives, global languages, honors and Advanced Placement® offerings. Edmentum Assessments help teachers understand students’ unique needs to effectively guide instruction and prepare a personalized learning path.

“Our partnership with Redmond Proficiency Academy signals the school’s commitment to 21st century learning,” said Edmentum CEO Vin Riera. “By providing access to personalized, interactive learning opportunities – from student-unique assessments to online coursework and a comprehensive, virtual high school – this school is giving students new pathways to academic success.”

Students interested in enrolling in RPA’s second semester courses should go online to and click on the “Admissions” link for more information. Also available online is RPA’s second semester course catalog.


About Edmentum, Inc.

Edmentum, Inc. is a leading provider of online learning solutions designed to drive learner achievement for academic and career success. With more than 50 years of experience driving significant advances in the industry, Edmentum offers a wide variety of innovative solutions spanning a multitude of program areas to empower 21st century teaching and learning. For more information, visit


About Redmond Proficiency Academy  

The Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) is a public charter school operating in the Redmond School District. In its fourth year of operation, RPA serves nearly 700 students in grades 6-12. Students come to RPA from throughout Central Oregon. Using a proficiency-based instructional model in a personalized school environment, RPA strives to prepare all students for success in college and life. For the second consecutive year, RPA was deemed “Outstanding” by Oregon School Report Card rating system, placing RPA in the top third of all Oregon schools.