Virtual School Spots Mostly Filled

1 decade 1 year 10 months ago Friday, June 22 2007 Jun 22, 2007 Friday, June 22, 2007 2:07:47 PM CDT June 22, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Free slots in the state's virtual school program are just about filled. State education officials extended the enrollment period at the end of May because they still had funding available. Now they say high school slots are full, and elementary courses are 96 percent full. In a virtual school, students take courses over the Internet, whenever is best for their schedule. They communicate with teachers by phone or online. Starting Monday, parents can apply to send their students to the virtual school by paying tuition. Tuition should be about $360 per semester-long course. Once the data is calculated, the state also will fill the few remaining state-funded seats. About 2,500 students have signed up to participate in the program's inaugural year.

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