New Jersey, USA-based next-generation K-12 learning solutions leader Savvas Learning Company acquired Outlier.org, an edtech startup which created a portfolio of high-quality, turnkey, online college-level courses, further enabling high school students to earn dual credit while never having to leave their school building. The company announced the acquisition on February 7, 2024. However, it did not disclose the amount of the acquisition.
Purpose of the acquisition by Savvas Learning
With the latest acquisition of Outlier.org, the learners get access to cinematically-produced, dual-credit online courses.
Further, this acquisition allows us to create an exciting new opportunity for millions of high school students served by Savvas.
What the Savvas Learning Company’s official has to add
Bethlam Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company, said, “There’s a growing demand for dual-enrollment and dual-credit opportunities for high school students across the country. However, school administrators have long faced challenges when considering these programs for their students, such as limited course offerings, along with costly transportation and other logistical issues. With Outlier, we are seeking to change that. This acquisition will allow us to create an exciting new opportunity for the millions of high school students served by Savvas.”
What the outlier.org official has to comment
Aaron Rasmussen, founder and CEO of Outlier.org, further added, “We are proud of our students’ success and excited to join Savvas to bring our proven classes to more students. We are thankful to our university partners, our educators, our students, and our team members who have helped us to accomplish our mission to provide access to college and career learning to students, regardless of geography or socioeconomic background.”
Aaron Rasmussen is the founder of Outlier.org.In addition to guiding students toward a college degree, Outlier’s services allow people seeking relevant employment and workforce training to obtain credit-bearing professional credentials from prominent technology firms such as Google, Meta, and Salesforce. Students who successfully complete Outlier courses receive transferable college credits from Outlier’s university partners, including the University of Pittsburgh, a top 50 worldwide university, and Golden Gate University. According to the Education Commission of the States, 48 states and the District of Columbia now have state-level dual-enrollment regulations in place, with 28 states establishing numerous dual-enrollment programs.
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