For many students — both in college and high school — online classes have become very popular. With the increased popularity, the Springfield School District decided to offer online classes for elementary students.
The Springfield School District isn’t the first to introduce this. Oregon Connections Academy, based out of Scio, Ore., is a K-12 charter school that is based entirely online.
Regardless of their online-only approach, the academy is considered a public school. Any child can enroll from anywhere around the State of Oregon. Being a public school, the program is tuition free. The material that is needed is all provided by the program.
Like a public school, extra-curricular activities and sports are offered for the students enrolled in the program, an academy spokesperson said.