K12 Inc was founded in 2000. It was incorporated in Delaware. It is a technology-based education company. It offers proprietary curriculum and educational services created for online delivery to students in kindergarten through 12th grade, or K-12. The Company's curriculum consists of the K12 online lessons, offline learning kit, lesson guides, Pre-K and K-8 Course and High School Courses.The Company's online lessons are accessed through an Online School (OLS) platform. Each online lesson provides the road map for the entire lesson including direction to specific online and offline materials, online lesson content and a summary of the objectives for the lesson. Lessons utilize a combination of technologies including flash animations, audio, video and other online interactivity, coordinated textbooks and hands-on materials and individualized feedback to create an engaging, responsive and effective curriculum. Pronunciation guides for key words and references to suggested additional resources, specific to each lesson and each student's assessment are included. Its courses utilize a series of offline learning kits in conjunction with the online lessons to help maximize the effectiveness of its learning system. In addition to receiving access to its online lessons through the Internet, each student receives a shipment of offline materials, including textbooks, art supplies, laboratory supplies (e.g. microscopes and scales) and other reference materials, which are incorporated throughout its curriculum. It competes with an education providers and publishers of traditional educational materials and these companies include Pearson PLC (Connections Academy and Advanced Academics), White Hat Management, LLC, and National Network of Digital Schools Management Foundation Inc. and among others. The Company has been granted three patents relating to the hardware and network infrastructure of OLS, including the system components for creating and administering assessment tests and lesson progress tracker and two patents related to foreign language instruction.
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