K12 to Sponsor AJGA Qualifier Series in 2009

Leading national provider of online school programs will provide more than 5,000 opportunities to junior golfers

BRASELTON, Ga. — K12 Inc., the national leader in K-12 curriculum and online school programs, announced its sponsorship of the American Junior Golf Association’s qualifier series Monday, a partnership which will provide more than 5,000 playing opportunities to top junior golfers nationwide.

The K12 Qualifier Series offers 100 junior golfers, ages 12-18, national competition and the opportunity to compete for a selected number of spots in an AJGA open tournament field. Each 18-hole qualifier precedes one of approximately 50 Open tournaments, and ensures the strongest golfers vie for each AJGA trophy.

“K12 is proud to support the mission of the AJGA,” said Jeff Kwitowski, K12’s Vice President of Public Relations. “Both the AJGA and K12 are devoted to inspiring young men and women by providing exceptional opportunities for their development.”

K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is the leading provider of K-12 curriculum and online education programs. K12 provides its curriculum and academic services to online schools, traditional classrooms, blended school programs and directly to families. Last year, over 40,000 students in 17 states were enrolled in online public schools that use the K&12 program. K12 Inc. also operates the K12 International Academy, an accredited, diploma-granting online private school serving students worldwide.

K12’s mission is to provide any child the curriculum and tools to maximize success in life, regardless of geographic, financial, or demographic circumstances. The K12 program combines a cognitive research-based curriculum with individualized and flexible learning approaches for students of all abilities in numerous education settings. The K12 academic program is used by many young people who are pursuing a career in athletics, music, art, acting, and other professions. More information can be found at www.k12.com.

“We are very excited to promote the K12Qualifier Series,” said Jason Etzen, AJGA executive vice president of corporate partnerships. “The support of K12 will provide opportunities that impact the lives of young people in a positive way while also helping to grow the sport of golf.”

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA, the largest Association of its kind, has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 foreign countries.

Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 200 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 350 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.

For more information, please contact Roseanna Smith (rsmith@ajga.org) in the AJGA Sponsorship Department at (678) 425-1741.