Vigo County School Corporation to open virtual school

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – As the new school year approaches, the Vigo County School Corporation will be opening enrollment for a virtual school.

The curriculum for the virtual school from EdOptions is accredited from AdvancEd just like the public school’s curriculum, making virtual school a new option for Vigo County students.

According to Robin Smith, Principal of Vigo Virtual Success Academy and Booker T. Washington Alternative School, students will be able to video chat with teachers and complete coursework from home.

As of right now the program is only offered to middle school through high school students.

Smith explained this new platform could be a game changer for students.

“It’s gonna be the difference between earning a diploma and not. Because there are some kids who, for whatever reason, the brick and mortar school doesn’t work,” she said. “And so now they are going to be able to work from home, learn from home. But have the supports that they might need through having a dedicated principal, counselor and social worker.”

A town hall will be held Tuesday July 30 at six p.m. at Booker T. Washington.

A representative from EdMentum, the curriculum provider, will be available to answer questions from parents.

Enrollment will begin on Wednesday July 31, parents must fill out an application for their student.

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