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Delaware has very little online and blended learning activity.

Fully online schools

Delaware does not have any online charter schools.

State virtual school

In January 2008, Delaware launched the Delaware Virtual School as a pilot program offering six online courses through 27 high schools and serving nearly 300 students. Unfortunately, the Virtual School’s budget was eliminated. A limited version of the pilot program continued through the 2008-09 school year, but the program did not receive funding for 2009-10 due to an $800 million state budget deficit. It has not received funding since the initial pilot.

District programs

Some districts use vendor-provided courses on a limited basis, and some high schools participate in the University of Delaware’s Online High School, which provides dual enrollment courses for high school students across the state at a cost of $620 per course. The Department of Education offers an online World Language Program that offered Spanish and Mandarin Chinese courses for 7th and 8th grade students. The program reported 350 enrollments in SY 2013-14. One school, The New Moyer Academy, uses online curriculum from K12 Inc. in a blended environment, requiring the students be at the school site every school day; it enrolled 182 students in SY 2012-13.

Online learning policy history

Delaware does not have any legislative policy related to online learning.

Blended learning

In 2013, four districts formed the BRINC Consortium to provide professional development on blended learning for teachers; it is taking steps to offer personalized learning for Delaware students. The 10 high schools in the consortium serve about one-third of Delaware’s high school students.

last updated October 9, 2014

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