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Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin Kicks off 2018-2019 School Year on September 4

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Online Public School Prepares Students for In-Demand Careers

Students and teachers at Destinations
Career Academy of Wisconsin
(DCAWI) will start classes for the
2018-2019 school year on September 4. The Career Technical Education
(CTE)-focused online public school – the first of its kind in Wisconsin
– introduces students statewide in grades 9-12 to future career options
through its full- and part-time programs.

DCAWI combines innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by
Wisconsin-certified teachers to prepare students for college and
careers. The school's Destinations Pathways Program introduces students
to technical and specialty trades through online courses focused on
building skills in the fields of architecture and construction, business
management and administration, finance, marketing, health science or
information technology.

"Our students are getting a jump-start on future career opportunities
while still in high school," said Nicholaus Sutherland, head of school
at DCAWI. "Our teachers are committed to the success of each student, no
matter their goals, and the online learning platform offers an
opportunity for students to reach their full potential."

For students interested in exploring careers in the construction
industry, DCAWI is the state's first career prep program to offer
pre-apprenticeship opportunities in the field. The school's Operating
Engineer Pre-apprenticeship Program
prepares students to enter an
apprenticeship training program in the construction industry in
partnership with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local
139 and Fox Valley Technical College. Students gain knowledge and
experience via the specialized curriculum, and have access to simulators
of construction equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, excavators,
forklifts and more.

"Our partnership with DCAWI will help fill in-demand jobs right here in
Wisconsin," said Terry McGowan, president of the International Union of
Operating Engineers Local 139. "By introducing the heavy equipment trade
skills in an online setting, we're able to reach more students across
Wisconsin, and build the state's future workforce in an innovative way."

In addition to CTE courses, DCAWI students take classes in the core
subjects of math, science, English language arts and history. Teachers
facilitate live, interactive online classes, and connect with students
and families via phone, email and online discussions to build close
partnerships in support of academic success and long term goals. The
online platform allows students to enjoy a safe learning environment
while connecting with classmates and teachers from across the state.

DCAWI is accepting enrollment applications for the 2018-2019 academic
year. Families are encouraged to attend an online or in-person
information session hosted by the school. To learn more about enrollment
and for a schedule of upcoming events, visit widca.k12.com
or download the K12
enrollment app
for iOS and Android devices.

About Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin

Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, a charter school authorized by
the McFarland School District, is the first-ever career and technical
education-focused online high school in Wisconsin using the curriculum
and academic programs of K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN). It is also the first
online career readiness program in Wisconsin to offer a construction
pre-apprenticeship program in partnership with industry leaders. As part
of the Wisconsin public school system, Destinations Career Academy is
tuition-free and serves students statewide in grades 9-12. For more
information about Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, visit widca.k12.com.

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