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Model Online Learning Programs From Across the U.S.

Virtual schools are transforming students' experiences nationwide, as spotlighted these standout examples from the Edutopia archives.

    Virtual High School: Education on Demand

    A pioneering effort of the Hudson School District and the Concord Consortium of Massachusetts allows students from around the world to schedule classes at their convenience in subjects not offered at their local school. Each school site offers an online course in exchange for its students having the opportunity to take courses offered by other schools.

    Online Learning Gets Personal

    The Florida Virtual School serves 100,000 students throughout the United States, offering courses not available to them locally and providing more individual interaction with a teacher. Students capitalize on this opportunity to work part- or full-time, earn college credits, or study at their own pace.

    School Snapshot

    Idaho Digital Learning Academy

    Grades 9-12 | Statewide, ID
    ABOUT THE SCHOOL The state-sponsored Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA), an accredited, online virtual school has a rigorous system of teacher support and evaluation that emphasizes not only academic content but also student engagement, collaboration, and critical thinking. IDLA works in partnership with Idaho school districts to offer a variety of online choices that would otherwise be unavailable to all students in Idaho. IDLA courses create flexibility in scheduling as well as access to dual credit or Advanced Placement courses for college credit.

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