CO OKs online school for rural students

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SCHOOL ONLINE: Classes taken over the computer allow rural students access to classes they otherwise couldn't take.

SCHOOL ONLINE: Classes taken over the computer allow rural students access to classes they otherwise couldn’t take.

By Calvin Thompson | Colorado Watchdog

Colorado officials this week said it’s OK for a new statewide, online public school, Colorado Preparatory Online Academy, to start business.

Started by the newly created Colorado Digital Board of Cooperative Education Services, the school opens next year. In addition to using the K12 Inc. curriculum, the Colorado Prep Online Academy will offer students a network of support from teachers and staff while requiring community service to graduate.

While the program will be available to students across Colorado, the school was designed with rural students in mind. With access to new online programs, students will be able to take classes that formerly were available only at larger schools.

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