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Subject: Online High School
Date Posted: 6/24/2008 6:24 PM ET
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Anyone out there know much about the online high school programs out there?  I have 2 high schoolers and am thinking about going that route with them this year.

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 8:55 PM ET
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I know a little about the K12 schools.

Also, I have good friends who use NorthStar Academy.

We're looking into the university online high schools in a year or so.

JC

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 10:58 PM ET
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My daughter teaches math or science courses for three of them, which has allowed her to stay home with their 2 boys.

Potter's School sounds wonderful. That is the main one that she teaches for. The other one that I know of is Red Oak.

A lot will depend on where you live, and whether you are looking for a Christian or a secular school.

Chandra

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 9:56 AM ET
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I meant to post the list of ones I've looked into:

Apex:
http://www.apexlearning.com/

K12:
http://k12.com/highschool/

Florida Virtual School:
http://www.flvs.net/

NorthStar Academy:
http://www.northstar-academy.org/......

UNL Independent Study High School:
http://nebraskahs.unl.edu/index.shtml......

Center for Distance and Independent Study:
http://cdis.missouri.edu/

Keystone High School:
http://www.keystonehighschool.com/

The Potter's School:
http://www.pottersschool.com/

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 11:11 AM ET
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Thanks for the links!  Right now we are looking at Ashworth University it is based here in Georgia where we live.  They have college prep high school courses that I think will better prepare them for college.

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 7:59 PM ET
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Ashworth U is the former James Madison, correct?  I haven't heard good things about JM on HS'ing boards.  You may want to *really* research that one before committing!  It seems to be similar to Penn Foster - which is why both are so "cheap".  You don't really have teacher-led instruction like the ones I listed.  It's just that teachers are available during "office hours".  I've heard with PF they are *very* hard to reach.

I also don't trust schools that don't publish all their fees/tuition online - or without having to give them your personal information.  Every school I listed in my links has easy access to the cost online.

JC



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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 7:04 PM ET
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Thanks JC I will certainly think about that!  Being able to reach an instructor is very important!

Date Posted: 7/6/2008 12:15 AM ET
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Crazy Daisy, if you are in Georgia, why don't you use the Georgia Virtual School which is for middle/high school? Their selection is amazing and includes serious science, AP courses, foreign languages, and loads of IT. http://www.gavirtualschool.org/

This list of resources includes virtual high schools for LD and gifted. http://fosteringandadoptingolderchildren.yuku.com/topic/1958