State OKs online learning program powered by Centre

The Kansas Online Learning Program, powered by the Centre school district (usd397.com), has been approved by the Kansas Department of Education to offer a statewide, online learning program for students, beginning this fall.

KOLP currently is enrolling students for the upcoming school year, both online at kansasonlinelearning.org and at enrollment events being held throughout the state.

KOLP is a public-school option open to all Kansas students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

According to Centre Superintendent Jerri Kemble, ?KOLP offers students an innovative, effective educational experience while utilizing state-of-the-art technology, an interactive and engaging curriculum, and the guidance and support of highly qualified, Kansas-certified instructors.

?We are excited to offer Kansas students a quality curriculum that they can access any time, any place,? Kemble added. ?Virtual education allows students to work at their own pace and accommodates their individual learning style.

?The Centre school district is proud to offer this opportunity to meet the needs of all Kansas students.?

KOLP features the nation?s leading online curriculum, Lincoln Interactive. Used by thousands of students worldwide, Lincoln Interactive offers more than 250 courses, allowing students to personalize their education based on their wants and needs.

?Lincoln Interactive?s utilization of 21st century technology?interactive videos, games, 3-D graphics, social rooms, language labs and flash animation?provides an innovative learning experience for all students,? Kemble said.

In addition to the nationally certified curriculum, KOLP students receive a printer and scanner, and are paired with a ?student learning advocate? who will work with each child individually to ensure their learning experience fits their learning style, according to Kemble.

KOLP hosted enrollment sessions in Council Grove, Abilene, Junction City, Manhattan and Fort Riley earlier thius month.

Interested families and students are encouraged to visit the Web site at kansasonlinelearning.org to enroll online or request more information.

?This is an exciting time for Kansas students,? Kemble said. ?They now have the opportunity to acquire their education in more than one venue.?

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