San Francisco USD picks Edgenuity

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced that it has been selected by the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to serve as the district’s online learning provider for grades 9-12. Edgenuity’s curriculum and instructional model have met a rigorous set of standards and can now be used for credit recovery and supplemental instruction across all of SFUSD’s 17 high schools. SFUSD is the seventh largest district in California and serves over 55,000 students each year.

“Today’s students are truly digital natives, having grown up with technology in every part of their lives, so we are thrilled to partner with Edgenuity to provide San Francisco students with an online learning platform that is familiar, rigorous and engaging,” said Bill Sanderson, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for SFUSD. “Working with Edgenuity, we look forward to maximizing the impact and effectiveness of online learning to help at-risk students and increase overall student achievement and graduation rates.”

“Edgenuity is pleased to partner with the San Francisco Unified School District, empowering them to meet the unique needs of their students and improve academic outcomes,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “Our online, research-based curriculum is coupled with tools that provide teachers with rich data to closely monitor student progress and personalize the learning experience. Through this platform, we can help schools better prepare students for college and career.”

SFUSD’s approval process included an RFP and a three-stage process of review. Edgenuity was approved because it offers an instructional design with multi-dimensional pedagogy and multiple learning paths, adequate methods to assess student learning, and content that is continuously refreshed and up-to-date. Another determining factor was Edgenuity’s plethora of UC doorways approved a-g course offerings.

Edgenuity is being rolled out in the district this month, with plans to expand the program to provide additional blended and virtual learning options for students as an alternative to the traditional school setting. Through Edgenuity, the district is offering one of the first online, a-g approved wet lab Chemistry classes in the state of California.

About Edgenuity

Edgenuity (formerly E2020, Inc) provides engaging online education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers a range of Core Curriculum, AP, Elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Credit Recovery courses aligned to the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core and iNACOL standards and designed to inspire life-long learning. Fully flexible for use in any blended or online learning model, Edgenuity supports an environment where personalized learning is possible. With more than 200 semester-long courses and growing, Edgenuity has already driven outcomes for more than one million students in schools and districts across the country. For more information, and to see Edgenuity in action, visit Edgenuity.com.