Founder & CEO
FlipSwitch is the result of more than ten years of research and development in the online learning industry. Founded in 2001 as American Virtual Academy (AVA) by visionary Damian Creamer, the company started as the exclusive technology and curriculum partner for a young, upstart institution in Arizona named Primavera Online High School.
In this collaborative environment, AVA regularly consulted with administrators, teachers, and students in an effort to continually improve online education. Over the years this relationship blossomed, spurring the development of technology and curriculum that brought new levels of sophistication and focus for the teen learner. As a result Primavera soon became one of the largest online high schools in the country, reaching an annual enrollment of over 6,000 students.
Today as FlipSwitch, we continue to evolve. Our products, professional consulting and real-world training services assist schools in the creation and management of successful online learning programs. Our passion is to empower educators to stay true to their commitment of keeping students motivated to learn.
"All children have the potential to succeed when provided with the right tools."
Damian Creamer, Founder
At FlipSwitch we deliver our benefits to schools, districts and teachers by focusing on the student. We want to encourage students to become lifelong learners who are affluent with today's technology and enjoy the challenge of reaching their true potential. That's why our products and services offer a superior online experience that generates a genuine enthusiasm for learning.
Our curriculum offers a broad selection of core, elective, AP and recovery courses suitable for a wide range of students. Our technology can also accommodate many different learning styles into our instructional design. We encourage group collaboration and extensive teacher interaction to provide feedback, guidance and encouragement to every student, every step of the way.
The FlipSwitch suite of offerings gives traditional schools superior tools that are easy to use. With better tools, everyone can work more efficiently and effectively to provide the platform that brings each student a personalized educational experience. As a result, schools and districts can retain the valued students and families by giving them the online educational options they demand.
FlipSwitch is a unique blend of education and technology specialists, united in a mission to develop and expand online education. As former school administrators and classroom teachers, our education team knows first-hand the many benefits online options can bring to brick and mortar institutions.
This group, working in concert with our technology team and guided by research, develops practical online solutions that address many of education's current and future challenges. This collaborative effort creates innovative products "built by educators for educators" that both drives us as individuals and defines us as a company.
Who We Serve
FlipSwitch was created as a flexible online learning technology that is perfectly suited for a variety of institutions:
- Charter Management Companies (CMO)
- Education Management Companies (EMO)
- Public School Districts
- Individual Public and Charter Schools
With FlipSwitch, any school can create, implement and manage an online program that meets their needs. Sample programs available for grades 6 through 12, include:
- 100% Online Programs
- Blended Classes
- Summer School
- Credit Recovery
- Curriculum Enhancement
Whether it's assisting in student retention efforts or part of a larger plan to increase enrollment through expanded offerings, FlipSwitch is the single, scalable solution that is flexible enough to grow and change with you.