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Aventa Learning to Showcase Online Services for Shaping the Future of Education at iNACOL Virtual School Symposium


 PORTLAND, Ore. – Nov. 11, 2009 – Aventa Learning, one of  the country’s top providers of online education services to school  districts, will showcase the ways it serves hundreds of thousands of  students around the country at the iNACOL: International Association  for Online Learning Virtual School Symposium (VSS), Nov. 15-17 in  

Austin, Texas. More than 1,200 K-12 administrators, policy leaders  and practitioners will attend the three-day conference, where they  will focus on ways that online learning can and is shaping the future  of education. Aventa Learning is a “Topaz” sponsor of this year’s event.

             Since 2002, Aventa Learning has partnered with more than  1,000 school districts around the country to ensure that all students  are on the path to academic success. Top Aventa Learning partners  include New York City Department of Education, Chicago Public  Schools, Rowland Unified School District (Calif.), Klamath County  

School District (Ore.), Evergreen Public Schools (Wash.),  

Spotsylvania  County Schools (Va.) and the Alliance for College Ready  Public Schools (Calif).

             One partner nominated Aventa Learning for iNACOL’s new  “Online Innovator Awards,” recognizing learning practices, new  research and individual achievements in the field of K-12 online learning.

             “We look forward to meeting with educators from around  the world who are using online learning to improve educational opportunities for their students, next week at the iNACOL symposium,” said Gregg Levin, Vice President, Aventa Learning. “I know we will learn a great deal from them about what is working in the schools,  districts and states so we can continue to enhance our offerings to  

meet their needs.”

             Levin continued, “Being nominated for one of iNACOL’s  new Online Innovator Awards will make this a particularly exciting  conference for Aventa Learning, and we are honored that one of our  partners believes that we are deserving of such recognition.”

             In a workshop on Nov. 17, the company’s Manager of  Instruction, Lisa Watkins, will give conference attendees a chance to  delve more deeply into the ways that Aventa Learning helps districts  serve special populations, with her presentation, “An Innovative  Online Solution for At-Risk Students and English Language Learners  

(ELL).” Session participants from Aventa Learning’s partner schools  will share their experiences offering the company’s standards-based,  diagnostically driven curriculum combined with ELL resources and rich  

instructional support in a unique credit recovery model to their students. A pioneer in K-12 online learning, Watkins is the former  program coordinator of the Georgia Virtual School.

             To learn more about Aventa Learning at the Virtual  

School Symposium, go to booth #20.


About Aventa Learning Aventa Learning is a leading provider of online curriculum and  instruction for schools and districts. The company offers one of the largest catalogs of online  courses, including core curriculum, electives, foreign language and Advanced Placement® for  middle school, high school and credit recovery. More than 1,000 virtual schools, charter  schools, school districts

and state education departments across the United States rely on  Aventa to offer expanded educational opportunities to their students, help at-risk students  succeed and accommodate students’ unique scheduling needs, without adding staff or  classrooms. For more information,



About KC Distance Learning

Headquartered in Portland, Ore., KC Distance Learning (KCDL) is a  leading provider of online

and distance learning programs for the K-12 education market through  its company brands:

Keystone National Middle School, Keystone National High School,  Aventa Learning and iQ

Academies. Over its 30-year history, KCDL has enriched the lives of  more than 200,000

students, helping them reach their individual learning goals. KCDL  offers online curriculum and

instruction for middle school and high school students directly to  families, including core,honors, foreign language and Advanced Placement courses. KCDL also  

provides to educational institutions and agencies a complete credit recovery  program, middle and high

school courses that augment existing school curriculum, and  comprehensive virtual school solutions. KCDL also partners with public school districts to offer a  public, statewide, tuition-free online education for students in  

grades 6-12 who want an alternative to a traditional school. For more  information, visit


For more information, press only:

Wendy Lienhart, L. Wolfe Communications 630-920-0182,

Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications, 773-227-1049,


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