Tag Archives: state virtual schools

Maine Approves First Statewide Fully Online School, Obstacles Remain

After reporting in Keeping Pace 2013 that the number of states allowing statewide fully online schools dropped (for the first time in our 10 years of publication) to 29 states in SY 2013-14, we are pleased to see options expanding, if slowly. We previously reported on Massachusetts, and now it appears likely that Maine will […]

KP 2011: State virtual schools

The next type of online programs we’ll dig into are the state virtual schools. In a dedicated section beginning on p. 28, Keeping Pace 2011 identified 40 state virtual schools and state-led online initiatives. State virtual schools typically offer supplemental courses to high school students, although there are examples of additional grade levels served and […]

Keeping Pace 2011 Trend 5: State virtual schools diverging into two tiers

In preparation for the release of Keeping Pace 2011 on November 8, we are sharing nine trends identified during our research and the writing of the report. To see the list of trends as it grows over these two weeks, please visit: http://kpk12.com/blog/2011/10/keeping-pace-2011-top-trends-in-online-and-blended-learning/. Trend #5: State virtual schools are dividing into two tiers—those with significant […]

S.B. 65 poised to change online learning in Utah

While there are a number of states considering online learning laws this year, the law signed by the governor in Utah this month is perhaps the most far-reaching. S.B. 65 creates the Statewide Online Education Program, and will largely take effect on July 1, 2011. It will expand opportunities for a broader group of high […]

Do state virtual schools offer diplomas?

In the past couple of weeks we’ve been asked the same question a few times: do state virtual schools (SVS) offer diplomas? The simple answer is: SVS do not usually offer diplomas, and they do not generally have many full-time students, if any. Most state virtual schools are supplemental course providers that work in partnership […]

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