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Virtual Academy expanding, offering online education for all grades

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Right now, about 150 high school students use the curriculum. Right now, about 150 high school students use the curriculum.

Some homeschoolers have a new option for completing their school work.

EVSC's Virtual Academy, typically for those in high school, is now open to kids in Kindergarten through Eighth grade.

Right now, about 150 high school students use the curriculum.

The lessons, based on the common core, are taught online by certified teachers.

Program Director Janet Leistner says they've had a lot of success with their high school students, and they think that will translate with the younger children as well.

"And as well develop our K through Eight, we want to be able to offer good options for people who do decide on home schooling," Leistner said. "There's lots of different ways to educate kids nowadays, technology is a great source to use but it's only as good as you use it. That's why we want to make sure our teachers are very interactive with our students."

Any parents or students who want to learn more about the virtual academy can attend a meeting Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center on Lynch Road.

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