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Online Classes Become Norm for High School Graduation

Online Classes Becoming the Norm for High School Students

An increasing number of states require that their high school students take online courses. During the 2011-2012 school year, 620,000 students took online courses to fulfill graduation requirements. 

In states such as VA, AL, FL, TN and WI, students enroll in online courses to take a "necessary step toward college and career readiness," according to EducationNews.org. 

Central Florida, for example, has more than 11,000 high school juniors who have not passed an online course, thus not fulfilling their graduation requirements. 

"Some students in the class are very much supportive of this type of instruction, while others are having trouble fitting it into their out-of-school time schedule," said the article. "Any senior who has not taken the course by the beginning of the upcoming school year will be required to take a new 'blended learning' course in either economics or government."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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