21K School, India’s first online school, announced a partnership with Stride, Inc. USA (formerly K12 Inc.) (NYSE: LRN) – world’s leading online school offering high-quality personalised learning programs for students. Since its inception, Stride has provided more than twenty lakh students in kindergarten through 12th Grade with online and blended educational offerings that include an award-winning personalised curriculum and platform.
Students in India will partner with both Stride’s curriculum, and curriculum specifically from The Keystone School, an accredited private online school for students worldwide, in four core areas, including:
- Specialised Programs for K-8 students – focusing on an array of fundamental classroom subjects in tune with Stride’s U.S. curriculum.
- Career Readiness Programs from Stride for students in grades 7-12 who want to take career-focused classes in public speaking, creative writing, or health care to get a jump start on their future occupation
- Utilising The Keystone School’s curriculum, a high school diploma pathway for students in grades 9-12, including a self-study program for online students at home
- Utilising The Keystone School’s curriculum, a Dual Diploma Program for students pursuing a senior secondary certification in India
“We are excited to partner with Stride, Inc. as it will empower Indian students with a world-class international curriculum they can access from any city in India,” said Yeshwanth Raj Parasmal, Co-Founder & Principal Director at 21K School. “We believe that international education is now made affordable in India and within reach of every aspiring parent and student. Specifically, the Dual Diploma Program opens a window of opportunity to students seeking admissions in top American Universities.”
“Stride, Inc. has a proven curriculum designed to help advance the education for learners of all ages, and in all places,” said Scott Durand, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Learning Solutions. “This collaboration with 21K School in India gives Indian students the opportunity to advance their education and get ahead of the competition.”
Presently, 21K School offers the National Curriculum to over 300 students from Nursery to Grade 5 across 25+ cities in India and abroad. The international programs in association with Stride, Inc. USA would be available in India from the start of the academic year 2021, i.e. April 2021. Admissions for this program would begin from January 14, 2021. All programs are delivered online, and students from across Indian sub-continent can enrol.