New York, NY, April 11, 2011 — This spring, middle and high school students around the country are poised to successfully complete the more than 100 online courses offered by Pearson Virtual Learning powered by Florida Virtual School. In fact, Pearson, the global leader in education and education technology, is so confident of student success that it will guarantee an 80% passing rate — and if that is not achieved, return to schools the cost of the course for those students who do not attain a passing grade in classes taught by Florida Virtual Schools’ certified teachers.
Pearson Virtual Learning powered by Florida Virtual School’s virtual teachers are specially trained in their individual areas of expertise to teach online courses. In a “high touch” environment, teachers are available in the evenings and on the weekends with open-ended communication between students and teachers via phone, email, texting and instant messaging. In addition, teachers communicate with school leaders and parents through phone calls and progress reports.
“Today’s students are growing up in a world where they are incredibly well-prepared for virtual learning. We are offering this guarantee because we have a wealth of experience and data that confirms that these digital natives become highly engaged with their virtual schooling and are, therefore, successful in their coursework,” said Andy Ross, general manager, Pearson Virtual Learning powered by Florida Virtual School.
Pearson Virtual Learning powered by Florida Virtual School’s online courses span all subject areas for grades 6-12 including advanced placement and career and technology courses, and are aligned to the new Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics as well as individual state standards.
Pearson’s “Achievement Guarantee” for schools and districts applies to course enrollments purchased from April 1-June 30, 2011. For more information on the terms, conditions, and eligibility requirements, visit http://www.PearsonSchool.com/VirtualLearning.
The global leader in online learning from school through professional and career training, Pearson offers the Pearson Virtual Learning powered by Florida Virtual School courses to middle and high school students across the U.S. As the exclusive global provider (outside of the state of Florida) of the nationally recognized and award-winning Florida Virtual School (FLVS) online courses, Pearson shares a vision with FLVS of transforming education for learners worldwide. With courses that are aligned to the new Common Core standards, as well as state standards, Pearson and FLVS are collaborating to deliver a high quality, technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success in the 21st Century.