K12 Inc. today announced that it has expanded its course catalog available to school districts for the school year 2012-2013. The company's catalog, with more than 550 unique online courses and titles, includes over 85 new or enhanced courses and titles, including world languages and expanded electives.
New courses for the 2012-2013 school year include:
- World Languages - Now K12 offers school districts new and enhanced Middlebury Interactive Languages courses. Combining Middlebury College's proven language pedagogy with K12's expertise in online learning, schools and districts have access to courses in five world languages for grades 3-12, available in multiple levels to help students achieve world language fluency.
- Expanded Electives - Designed to engage and motivate today's teenagers in high-interest subject areas, K12 now offers 19 new high school electives including Criminology, Law & Order Legal Studies, Gothic Literature, Great Minds in Science, Hospitality & Tourism, International Business, Mythology & Folklore, and Introduction to Social Media.
- Other New and Updated Courses and Titles - K12 has also added new core, remediation and credit recovery courses, as well as updated versions of more than 45 existing courses and titles across its catalog.
- Common Core Alignment - The company continues to develop all of its courses in full alignment with Common Core State Standards, as well as other state and national standards.