10/19/2009

An Arizona high-school student is worried about not graduating on time after discovering that he must pass district competency tests to receive credit for courses he took online, a concern of his virtual charter school as the number of students taking online courses statewide grows. While the Arizona Department of Education requires public schools to give credit for online electives taken at that state's 14 virtual public schools, it allows districts to decide how to evaluate online work in core-curriculum classes.

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