Orlando, FL (March 23, 2012) – The Foundation for Florida Virtual School (The Foundation for FLVS) accepted a generous $14,000 donation on March 22 from Everest University Online, one of the nation’s leading online career colleges, in support of the Laptop for Learners Program.

The 2011 Florida’s Digital Learning Act requires all public high school students to complete an online course before graduating. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is a free, award-winning, public option available to Florida students. As the official supporting organization of FLVS, The Foundation for FLVS provides the necessary resources to deliver a high quality, learning experience to Florida students. Everest University Online’s sponsorship of the Laptop for Learners program will assist The Foundation of FLVS in providing laptops on loan to 20 deserving FLVS students.

The Laptop for Learners program, which provides FLVS students in need with a loaner laptop, was re-launched in November 2011. Currently more than 35 students are being assisted through the program.

“The Laptop for Learners program saved my grandsons’ education when The Foundation for Florida Virtual School loaned us a laptop when ours crashed,” stated Cliff McRary, guardian of an FLVS student. “I have 22 years of experience in education and the traditional brick-and-mortar education does not even compare to the education they are receiving with FLVS. My grandsons have never had a problem getting special attention from their FLVS teachers, working with them until they understand the materials, attention he never got at his brick-and-mortar school. I am an advocate of FLVS, because of the wonderful educational experience we’ve had.”

About Everest University Online:
Everest University Online provides career-oriented associates, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in accounting, business, paralegal, criminal justice, criminal investigations, homeland security and information technology. The Everest University Online Education Service Center is located at NetPark Tampa Bay, 5701 East Hillsborough Ave. Everest University Online is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit www.everestonline.edu. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

About the Foundation for Florida Virtual School:
The Foundation for Florida Virtual School (The Foundation for FLVS), the philanthropic arm of Florida Virtual School (FLVS), strives to ensure all students have access to world-class education and quality online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. The Foundation for FLVS invests resources to award scholarships for academic achievement, provide support for clubs and events, and extend FLVS access to students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from online education. To learn more about The Foundation for FLVS and to make a donation, visit www.flvsfoundation.org.

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In the photo left to right: Judy Tordesillas, community and corporate development for Everest University Online; Star Kraschinsky, executive director for The Foundation for Florida Virtual School; Julie Young, president and chief executive officer for Florida Virtual School; and Keith Burkhalter, Everest University Online division vice president of operations.

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