Fairfax County (Va.) district considers starting a virtual high school

April 13, 2012
It would be the first such public school in the Washington, D.C., area

From The Washington Post: TheFairfax County (Va.) district could become the first in the Washington, D.C., region to create a virtual public high school that would enable students to take all their classes from a computer at home. If the school board backs the idea, the virtual school would be open to all county high school students. Under the proposal, teachers would be Fairfax employees working from home offices, corresponding by phone and e-mail, and occasionally meeting students face to face for orientation sessions and exams. Students and teachers would gather online for lessons about one-fifth of the time; otherwise, students would be able to design their schedules, working on assignments at their convenience.

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