MO Moves Toward Virtual School

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Thursday, December 07 2006 Dec 7, 2006 Thursday, December 07, 2006 2:37:35 PM CST December 07, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A school that is open 24 hours a day sounds like a student's worst nightmare, but in Missouri a lot of people are excited about it. The state will open a virtual school on the Internet next year. The program ultimately will allow students from kindergarten to 12th grade to take a course from an Internet-connected computer. But the parents of middle school aged children will have to be patient, Missouri's virtual school director Curt Fuchs says the first year does not include offerings for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. He says it was a tough choice, but necessary to focus on the initial offerings. He says the second year of the program will include those grade levels.

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