Virtual school offers alternatives

Field trips, commencement, even dances—all aspects of a traditional school experience that might fall by the wayside in a digital learning environment.

But North Carolina Connections Academy has found a way to blend the two concepts, using virtual classrooms, enrichment and student engagement to bring students and families an alternative education system right in their own living rooms.

“We are a charter school; we are our own local education agency,” Connections Academy Superintendent Nathan Currie said. “Next April, we’ll be having prom, and the year after that we’ll be having graduation.”

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