Online learning offers flexibility to high school students

Online learning used to mean sitting in front of a computer and click, click, clicking, page after mind-numbing page.

But over the past few years, online classes for high school students have evolved into a highly interactive, flexible way to learn. There are also opportunities to engage in social activities, internships, clubs and community service.

Students in grades 6 to 12 can attend school online full-time or part-time. All their courses and electives -- even physical education -- are available.

“At first, online classes were seen as different and in conflict with the traditional classroom,” said Daryl Diamond, director of innovative learning for Broward schools. “Now they are seen as a solution.”

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