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Putting a Stop to the Dropout Crisis: Stride Doubles Down on Academic Excellence with Graduation Guarantee

Dropping out of high school remains a nationwide problem, with two million students – 5% of students – leaving school before graduating each year. As online learning offers many students a second chance and as graduation rates at Stride K12-powered schools have risen steadily over the past five years, Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is renewing its commitment to the academic and personal success of all learners with the launch of the Stride Graduation Guarantee . The Stride Graduation Guarantee will provide eligible students enrolled in Stride K12-powered full-time public schools and programs with a guaranteed path to graduate high school, no matter what. If a student ages out of a tuition-free public education option and their school no longer has the capacity to support them, Stride will cover the costs of tuition at a Stride private school of Stride’s choice or provide other remediation offered by Stride, until the student achieves the credits necessary to earn their high school diploma.

Galvanize to Enhance Military’s Tech Capabilities with Phase III Defense Contract

Software and data science leader secures DoD service member upskilling contract worth nearly $60M Galvanize – one of the nation’s leading providers of software engineering and data science training, is proud to announce that they have been awarded a Phase III SBIR Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract by the U.S. Department of Defense, as an extension of the Phase I SBIR contract awarded in January 2020. The IDIQ contract signals the Department of Defense’s acknowledgement of the need to not only increase the technical skills and capabilities of service members, but also to empower them to stay fluent with modern technologies. Through programs within the scope of the contract and its continued support of active duty service members and Veterans, Galvanize will support a cadre of digitally-enabled personnel through technical training and upskilling. “We are proud to continue our successful collaboration with the Department of Defense, and to be able to offer the brave

Stride, Inc. Alumni Services to Support 2 Million Learners and Counting

Discounted college tuition, networking opportunities, and more are a part of new Alumni Services As the Class of 2021 closes one chapter of their educational journey, Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN)—a leading provider of innovative, high-quality, and tech-enabled education solutions—is offering more than two million former students a suite of newly launched Stride-Powered School Alumni Services , including an opportunity to avoid crushing college debt. The Federal Reserve estimates that Americans owe more than $1.7 trillion in student loans. To combat this mounting debt, Stride-Powered Alumni Services will partner with colleges and universities to offer discounted tuition and scholarship opportunities. Stride-Powered Alumni Services will include access to career exploration content and the opportunity to build a personal online presence through Tallo , where they’ll join 1.5 million emerging professionals in creating a dynamic digital profile to showcase their skills and abilities to

The Students Are In Business: Job Shadow Week 2021 Begins July 19

The established leader in online learning is giving students a new opportunity to look towards the future, as Job Shadow Week 2021 kicks off on July 19. Presented by Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN), in collaboration with Tallo , Nepris , and Gamechangers , the free virtual event invites ambitious middle and high school students from across the country to engage with companies and professionals across a diverse array of industries. Students will explore future career options and hear from companies and organizations including Amazon, CVS, and NASA. Job Shadow Week 2021 begins as the future of the nation’s post-pandemic economy is still yet to be determined, as is the impact of a unique school year. According to a recent study , 65% of U.S. parents are looking for summer opportunities to help their kids make up for deficits caused by lost classroom time amid the pandemic. And when it comes to exploring career options, 82% of high school students and their families are likely to choose a

Colorado Students Can Earn Job Training and Experience, While Still in High School

Pikes Peak Online School, ( PPOS ), a full-time, online public district program, is adding career-focused courses so that high school students can obtain valuable career experience while still in school, and potentially save thousands of dollars in college tuition costs. Beginning this fall, students at PPOS will be able to explore career classes in Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and will be some of the first students in the nation to take classes in Law Enforcement, which has a curriculum created by a mix of nationwide law enforcement experts, community activists, and formerly incarcerated individuals. “Our hope here is to give future job-seekers a chance to explore a career path while still in high school. Check it out. Try. Fail. If you don’t like it, move on to something else, but gain some experience in the process, and maybe even save a little money at the college level,” said PPOS Principal, Dr. Allison Oswandel. According to some statistics , Colorado is 35

Stride Releases Environmental, Social and Governance Report Detailing Its Efforts to Contribute to Select United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Including Quality Education

Announces Goal to Graduate more than 300 thousand across its Career Learning Programs by 2030 Stride Inc. (NYSE: LRN), one of the nation’s leading tech-enabled education companies, today announced the release of its inaugural environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives report. The report details Stride’s efforts to champion a more equitable education system, develop a future ready workforce, and foster a stronger society. It outlines the company’s current ESG initiatives and commitments and lays out long-term targets informed by key frameworks such as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Education framework and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Stride’s ESG initiatives hinge on four cornerstones, which inform the work the company does to educate learners and build a healthier, stronger society: 1) Expand lifelong learning for today’s digital workforce,
2) Support racial and socioeconomic equity and inclusion,
3) Foster

Online School Program in Colorado ‘Synonymous With Student Success’

Destinations Career Academy of Colorado (CODCA) Boasts Higher Graduation and Teacher Retention Rates Than State and National Averages Destinations Career Academy of Colorado ( CODCA )—an online public school program serving sixth through twelfth-grade students across the state—has stronger teacher retention rates, higher graduation rates, and lower drop-out rates than state and national averages, according to a new report . An online program of the Julesburg School District, CODCA has seen four-year graduation rates increase nearly 10 percentage points each year over the last five years. In addition, CODCA achieved an 85.9% graduation rate during the 2019-2020 academic year, which surpassed the state of Colorado’s average graduation rate that year of 81.9%. Further, for the past five years, teacher retention rates at CODCA have remained steady at more than 90% each year, a higher percentage than the national teacher retention rate of about 84% . “We work hard to ensure our school is

New Career Programs Will Help Ensure Your Student Becomes the Office “MVP”

Miami Virtual Program, Arizona ( MVPAZ ), a full-time, online public district program, is adding career-focused courses so that high school students can get a leg up on their competition, earning valuable career experience while still in school, and potentially saving thousands of dollars in college tuition costs. Beginning this fall, students at MVPAZ will be able to explore career classes in IT, Health & Human Services, Business & Marketing, and Art, Audio/Visual Technology & Communications. “There is a huge skills gap in this country. Recruiters need employees with certain skills and traditional education is having trouble getting the job done,” said MVPAZ Head of School Bouchra Bouanani. “Our hope here is to give future job-seekers a chance to explore a career path while still in high school. Check it out. Try. Fail. If you don’t like it, move on to something else, but gain some experience in the process.” According to some statistics , U.S. students are over $1.7

More Than Just a Game, It’s the Future! Stride eSports Camps Are Enrolling Now!

Participating students will learn skills to help them succeed far beyond the video console. After a school year like no other, Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is looking to give students, and families a way to learn new life-long skills, and have a little fun. Starting this summer, with Stride’s eSports Summer camp, Stride will grow eSports participation to at least 10,000 students nationwide and expand its services to offer an eSports Competition against the best gamers in the world. Stride powered schools are the perfect place for students to learn and excel in not just academics but in sports of all kinds. And with Stride’s national reach and ability to bring some of the top players in to work with students, the 2021/22 will be an amazing experience. Running June 24 – August 13 and entirely online, the free camp is open to students 13 and older who are already enrolled in a Stride K12-powered school. Each session is led by a professional eSports coach from Gamer Sensei , specialized in

K12 Private Academy Celebrates Class of 2021 with Virtual Graduation Ceremony

After a year like no other, K12 Private Academy , a private online college preparatory school serving K-12 students worldwide, will celebrate its graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 25, 2021. This year, K12 Private Academy will graduate 180 students. Collectively, the Class of 2021 reports receiving scholarships of more than $4.1 million The graduating class reports it has been accepted to colleges and universities across the world, including: American University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Elon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Spellman College, and Yale University. “I’m excited to recognize the hard work of all of our graduating students,” said Leslie Smith, K12 Private Academy Head of School. “All of the graduates have demonstrated their dedication to reach this point. No matter where they are, we know that they are ready to grow into leaders