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Nashville to open online High School in the fall

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Nashville's newest high school goes online - literally - in the fall.

The Tennessean reports that Metro Nashville Public Schools will open its first virtual high school in the 2010-11 school year, with courses offered entirely online and accessible to everyone from home-schooled students to students looking for elective classes they can't find at the school they attend.

The virtual high school is still under construction. The district has yet to decide which classes will be offered, how many students will be enrolled and how widespread the first year's effort will be.

Going online is part of the school district's long-range goal of ensuring all students take at least one class online before they graduate.

The district set aside $556,000 to help launch the virtual high school.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

 

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