A Nevada school district describes what success, financing of online learning academy might look like
Remote learning is not entirely new for the Nevada Community School District, but a K-12 online academy would be, and a district leader described how that will be judged as successful — and paid for.
Nevada’s school board approved for the district to move forward with its plan to have Edmentum EdOptions offer an online academy in the fall for K-12 students.
Edmentum already offers virtual course options to the district’s high school students. The district is also seeking state approval in order to offer open enrollment access to remote learners from outside the district.
Kody Asmus, Nevada’s associate superintendent for school improvement, said the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the district to expand Edmentum’s program from high school to include middle school students — which in Nevada includes fifth-graders — for those who chose a remote learning option in the past year.
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