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Destinations Career Academy of Colorado Welcomes Students for 2018-19 School Year

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Students Return to CTE-Focused Online Public School on August 21

Students at Destinations
Career Academy of Colorado
(CODCA), an accredited, full-time online
public school program, will begin the 2018-19 school year on August 21.
CODCA is the first online state-approved Career Technical Education
(CTE) program in Colorado, teaching students statewide in grades 9-12
career and employment skills while they are still in high school.

CODCA introduces students to technical and specialty trades through a
robust CTE curriculum, allowing them to explore potential future
occupations in high-demand career fields. Students can discover exciting
options for their future in six career fields: Agriculture, Business and
Marketing, Education and Teacher Training, Health Science, Information
Technology, and STEM. CODCA is the first online school in the state to
receive the top level of approval from the State Board of Community
Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) for the business,
marketing, health sciences and programming pathways.

According to a national
survey
released by K12 Inc. and Edge Research in 2017, almost 95
percent of Americans agree that high school students should have more
opportunities to learn practical, real-world skills. Moreover, 96
percent of parents see CTE as a good option for students who want to
start a career immediately after high school, and 88 percent of parents
said the same for students who are college-bound.

Students at CODCA prepare to earn technical credentials and may earn
college credits and gain workplace skills while still in high school.
Other learning opportunities include interview preparation, team
collaboration and effective communication. Graduates from CODCA are well
prepared to enter a two- or four-year college or the workforce.

"There are skilled jobs waiting to be filled in Colorado and beyond,"
said Teri Cady, head of school at Destinations Career Academy of
Colorado. "We give our students meaningful exposure to real-world skills
and career opportunities to ensure they are better prepared to join the
21st century workforce."

Combining innovative technology with a rigorous and engaging curriculum
led by state-certified teachers, CODCA provides each student with a
personalized learning experience.

In addition to CTE courses, CODCA students take a full course load
across the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science,
history, world languages, art and music. Advanced Placement®
courses are available, as well.

CODCA students can also take advantage of K12's new partnership with STEM
Premier
, a collaborative relationship-building platform connecting
students with career pathways, jobs, colleges, trade schools and
scholarship opportunities. Students create online portfolios
highlighting career interests, academic achievements, extracurricular
activities and certifications. The platform allows STEM Premier member
organizations to recruit for skilled talent.

"Students enrolled in Destinations Career Academy pathways are being
prepared for in-demand, lucrative career opportunities in the 21st
century workforce," said Casey Welch, STEM Premier President and CEO.
"We look forward to providing an opportunity for these students to
showcase their skills, talents and abilities on the STEM Premier
platform."

State-licensed teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive
online classes. In addition, the dedicated teachers interact with
students and families via phone, email, web-based classrooms and online
discussions, building close partnerships with parents and students to
support academic success. The online platform enables students to enjoy
a safe learning environment while connecting with classmates and
teachers from across the state.

Outside of the class time, CODCA provides opportunities for students and
their families to connect with one another and with industry
professionals in their future careers. Students may participate in
SkillsUSA, a career and technical student organization, or other CTE
student organizations.

CODCA is still accepting enrollments for this fall. Interested families
are encouraged to attend online or in-person information sessions hosted
by the school. To learn more, visit codca.k12.com
or download the K12
enrollment app
for iOS and Android devices.

About Destinations Career Academy of Colorado

Destinations Career Academy of Colorado (CODCA) is an accredited,
full-time online public school program of the Julesburg School District
that serves Colorado students in grades 9-12. As part of the Colorado
public school system, CODCA is tuition-free, giving parents and families
the choice to access the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN),
the nation's leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online
education programs. For more information about CODCA, visit http://codca.k12.com.

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