Epic One on One Charter School and Calvert Education Services, one of the nation's premier providers of distance education, today announced an innovative partnership to launch a new online elementary and middle charter school for students throughout the state of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Calvert Academy (OKCAL).
Online PR News – 28-April-2011 – – Epic One on One Charter School and Calvert Education Services, one of the nation's premier providers of distance education, today announced an innovative partnership to launch a new online elementary and middle charter school for students throughout the state of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Calvert Academy (OKCAL). Classes in this new Oklahoma virtual school will begin in the fall of 2011.
"We are very proud to include Epic One on One Charter School in our ever-expanding list of partner schools and we are excited to provide this innovative academic option to students in Oklahoma," said Richard Rasmus, CEO of Calvert Education Services. "Epic's passion for virtual education led to this dynamic partnership. This program will enhance virtual education options throughout the state and contribute directly to the development of 21st century competencies in Oklahoma students, preparing them for the workplace of tomorrow."
OKCAL is designed for families seeking a personalized education for their children that is custom-tailored to their individual family needs. Students in Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade attend OKCAL from their home in a blended online and offline environment. They frequently participate in age-appropriate, online classes conducted by highly qualified instructors. Students also complete class work both online and offline using provided web-based tools, textbooks from major publishers, workbooks, activity books, and supplies. A parent or guardian serves as the Learning Guide offering assistance, verifying work, and serving as liaison with the supervising instructor.
"OKCAL is perfect for students who would thrive in an alternative to the traditional classroom setting," said Rasmus. "With the flexibility inherent in virtual education, students are able to learn at their own pace, whether they need to accelerate or if they are in need of remediation. In addition, virtual education helps accommodate families with scheduling conflicts or those students whose parents desire to be with their children more and exercise more control over their social and learning environments." There is no cost for the OKCAL program, and students will be able to access courses anywhere an Internet connection can be found.
The Calvert Education Services and Epic One on One Charter School partnership brings together two academic leaders. Epic One on One operates their charter throughout the state of Oklahoma and is committed to offering innovative academic solutions to all Oklahoma families. Calvert Education Services is the nation's oldest provider of distance education services and features an Oklahoma state-certified version of the world-renowned Calvert School curriculum, which has been successfully used to educate over 600,000 students through the last century. The high-quality Calvert academic program is used in homes, charter schools, virtual programs, and brick and mortar institutions worldwide.
"This partnership with Calvert Education Services is just another innovative option for Oklahoma families," said David Chaney, Founder of Epic One On One Charter School. "We remain committed to making the best academic programs available to our students."
OKCAL began accepting enrollments in mid-February, 2011. Parents may enroll their children on the website, oklahomacalvertacademy.com, or by calling (888) 361-2635.