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Texas Online Schools Plan Events to Mark National School Choice Week (Jan. 25-Feb. 1)

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online students across Texas will participate in special events to celebrate National School Choice Week, including whistle stop tour events across the state.

The events, which will be held during the week of Jan. 25-Feb. 1, will be among more than 5,500 independently planned events across the country during National School Choice Week 2014.

Texas Virtual Academy and Texas Online Preparatory School, full-time, online public charter schools serving students in grades 3-12, will be hosting the following in-person events:

  • Houston Whistle Stop Tour and Rally on Jan. 25 from 4 - 6 p.m.
  • San Antonio Whistle Stop Tour and Rally on Jan. 27 from 9 - 11 a.m.
  • Austin Whistle Stop Tour and Rally on Jan. 27 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Area National School Choice Week Celebration on Jan. 28 from 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Tyler Area National School Choice Week Celebration on Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Both schools give parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 tuition-free.

More information is available at http://www.k12.com/txva or http://www.k12.com/tops.

"We're thrilled that Texas Virtual Academy and Texas Online Preparatory School are participating in National School Choice Week," said Andrew Campanella, National School Choice Week president. "We hear a lot about education in the news, but the students, teachers, and school leaders at Texas Virtual Academy and Texas Online Preparatory School remind us that, every single day, there are great things happening in schools of choice across America."

National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.

About Texas Virtual Academy

Texas Virtual Academy is a full-time, online public school in Texas. Texas Virtual Academy is tuition-free for Texas residents and is made possible through a partnership between ResponsiveEd and K12 Inc. For more information, please visit http://www.k12.com/txva or call 866-360-0161.

About Texas Online Preparatory School

Texas Online Preparatory School is a full-time, online public school in Texas. Texas Online Preparatory Academy is tuition-free for Texas residents and is made possible through a partnership between Huntsville Independent School District and K12 Inc. For more information, please visit http://www.k12.com/tops or call 888-263-6497.

About K12

K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is leading the transformation to technology-powered individualized learning, which aims to customize instruction to meet each student's unique capabilities, interests, and needs. As the nation's leading provider of online education solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school, K¹² empowers states, districts, and schools to offer their students the broadest array of options for learning in a flexible, individualized, and innovative way. K¹² provides online curricula, academic services, and learning solutions to public and private schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families.

SOURCE K12 Inc.

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