Online curriculum increases options for Arizona students

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

With the school year approaching, many local school districts are flaunting success with online schooling for today’s busy, on-the-go, technology wielding student.

Online schooling, a format that’s been expanding in colleges during the past decade, is now available and attracting younger students who want the high school or middle school experience, but want to make it their own at their own pace.

“Students choose to take online courses for various reasons like illness, peer conflicts, to work faster and get ahead, credit recovery, or scheduling conflicts,” said Helen Riddle, executive director of the Mesa Distance Learning Program.

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