eClassroomSM Partners with to Extend Online Content Opportunities for District-wide and State-wide Programs

August 20, 2003

The partnership allows educators to access’s extensive library of academic core and elective online classes through the eClassroom SystemSM.

“’s proven online content gives districts and states more options in building and growing their online programs,” said Oakleigh Thorne, chairman and CEO of eCollege. “This partnership represents our commitment to bringing the right solutions and offerings together to best meet the specific needs of our virtual school customers, so our customers in turn can help students achieve their educational objectives.”

eClassroom’s complete solution for virtual school success includes planning, administration, course creation and delivery, teacher development and student support. The partnership with builds on eClassroom’s total outsource solution, enabling schools to easily and quickly build and enhance online programs with complete online classes.’s online offerings include classes in general subjects such as mathematics, science, social studies and language arts, as well as electives including business, technology and career planning.

“eClassroom has a strong and growing customer base, and we believe our partnership will open doors to bring our content to some of the largest and fastest growing virtual schools in the country,” said Katherine Endacott, CEO of “As we continue to extend the reach of our online classes, more students will have the opportunity to engage and excel in both traditional subjects, as well as subjects their schools might not otherwise offer.”

About, Inc. provides local school districts with complete eLearning solutions: Internet-based courses, training, software hosting and consulting services. Through these partnerships, helps innovative educators create new learning opportunities in local communities. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska,, Inc. is a privately held company distributing Internet-based secondary school courses throughout the United States. Students in more than 4,400 high schools have access to courses. For more information about, Inc., go to

About eClassroom
eClassroom, the K-12 division of eCollege [Nasdaq: ECLG], supports school districts and state departments of education in providing complete virtual schools. The eClassroom solution consists of the five key components to create and support virtual school success, including planning, course creation and delivery, teacher development, administrator support and student support. Customers include the Kentucky Virtual High School; Illinois Virtual High School; and Gwinnett County Public Schools, the largest school district in Georgia. For more information, please visit

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