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Last updated on Monday, July 11, 2011
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - Forget setting the alarm clock to wake up and catch the school bus. There’s a new way for Indiana students to get a high school education.
It's called "achieve virtual education academy" and it's the first virtual public high school in the state.
It's a pilot program being run by Wayne Township Schools but it's available to all students across the state. State Superintendent, Tony Bennett says the virtual school will open up new doors to all Indiana students.
Achieve offers more than 80 courses, including English Chemistry and Algebra.
AP course include history, calculus and biology. It's being touted as a place for full-time students, or those looking to pick up specific classes part time.
Enrollment is free for students in Wayne Township or for anyone who enrolls full time before September 15th.
Part time students outside the district will pay $250 per class.
Students will be able to complete course work at the own pace while interacting with teachers through email and video conferencing.
Students will be required to take final exams in person, to defend against cheating.
Butts says 188 students enrolled in Achieve's summer pilot program. Officials are hoping to have at least 50 full-time students enrolled for next fall.
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