Charter looks to become first in Ga. to offer virtual high school

07/16/2010 | Athens Banner-Herald (Ga.)

Parents and educators are seeking the expansion of an online charter academy to make it the first virtual school to offer classes to high-school students in the state. Renee Lord, who is president of the Georgia Families for Public Virtual Education, says her 10-year-old son has benefited from the individual support and self-paced learning at the Georgia Cyber Academy and wants to see the program extended to the upper grades. However, the state's Charter School Commission has rejected a petition for expansion, citing concerns about math performance and the school's governing structure.

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