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Pikes Peak Online School Welcomes Students for 2018-19 School Year

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Students Return to Online Public School on September 4

Students at Pikes
Peak Online School
(PPOS), an accredited online public school, will
begin their 2018-19 school year on September 4, simply by turning on
their computers. PPOS provides high school students across the state
with the opportunity to get back on track academically in the
distraction-free environment of their own home.

PPOS is public school at home, offering families and students an
alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education. Students
attending PPOS come from diverse backgrounds, many of them struggling in
a traditional classroom before finding PPOS. The online school combines
innovative technology with an engaging curriculum led by state-certified
teachers to provide each student with a personalized learning experience.

The school's comprehensive education approach focuses on providing
struggling students in grades 9-12 with the academic, social and
emotional support needed to reach graduation. Using a combination of
web-based lessons and support from dedicated teachers and counselors,
PPOS creates a unique education experience for each student that helps
to pave the way for their success after high school. In the event that a
student is deficient in course credit, the school's extensive credit
recovery courses allow a student to get back on track for a successful
graduation.

Students take benchmark assessments at the beginning of the school year
to identify strengths and challenges, and the results are used to
develop an individually tailored learning plan for each student. For
many, this Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) expands beyond current
academic objectives to include post-secondary goals for college or a
career.

Additionally, the online curriculum is bolstered by a Social and
Emotional Learning (SEL) program, as well as a family support team to
help students achieve success both academically and personally.
Moreover, the school's blended learning option combines online learning
with face-to-face instruction and support, giving students the
opportunity to meet and engage with their teachers and classmates in
person in addition to the online classroom.

"Pikes Peak has so much to offer my daughter," said Dalila Armijo, whose
daughter, Sally, has a serious heart condition and is a rising junior at
PPOS. "She can be in the hospital and go to class, and she receives
incredible support from her teachers. The online setting also allows me
to be deeply involved in her education as her learning coach."

Through live and recorded class sessions that are accessed online,
students and their teachers can engage and interact as if they were
sitting together in a traditional classroom. The state-certified
teachers at PPOS facilitate lessons during live, interactive online
classes. In addition, the dedicated teachers interact with students and
parents via phone, email, web-based classrooms and online discussions,
building close partnerships with parents and students to support
academic success and ensure families feel supported.

PPOS also gives students the opportunity to earn college credit while
still in high school through concurrent enrollment, which is available
in partnership with local colleges.

Students who are severely credit deficient and will not be able to
graduate high school by the time they are 21 years old can choose to
enroll in the school's tuition-free GED prep program. PPOS partners with
USA Test Prep to provide GED support in language arts, math, science and
social studies.

Throughout the school year, PPOS builds a sense of community through
in-person field trips, social outings and service learning
opportunities. PPOS celebrates the end of the school year with an
in-person prom and honors graduating seniors with an in-person
commencement ceremony in the spring. Virtual clubs and student
organizations also allow students to further explore their interests
together in the online setting.

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

About Pikes Peak Online School

Pikes Peak Online School (PPOS) is an accredited, full-time online
public school program of the Colorado Digital Board of Cooperative
Education Services that serves Colorado students in grades 9-12. As part
of the Colorado public school system, PPOS 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
PPOS, visit http://ppos.k12.com.

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