POSTED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 6:11pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 9:48am
Hallsville, Tx (KETK) — As new technology continues to change the world, Hallsville High School will be joining an elite club of only five other public school districts in the state to offer an online curriculum.
The curriculum, that took two years to design is modeled after the same curriculum that's taught in the classroom. Core classes will be offered online to start. The district hopes to expand the list of classes each year.
Each student will log on to their classes for a certain amount of hours each week. Amber Daub is the secondary curriculum coordinator for Hallsville Independent School District and says the district's research found students are already on the internet so much that online school participation is through the roof.
" There's not a time that students are not logging in on virtual schools. So the attendance to online schools is much higher that traditional schools..students actually engage much more."
An online curriculum can cost upwards of $300,000, but Hallsville's curriuculum isn't costing the district or taxpayers a dime because it was designed by their faculty.
Daub says the possibilities for students enrolling in the online school are endless.
" Students who would like to be able to set their own pace or be able to travel while they're in school..graduate on a different scope or pace."
For more information on the school you can visit: http://www.hisd.com/pages/VA1