I did my Master's thesis about online education for high school students, but that was almost 10 years ago. The only thing that rose to the surface as "good" at the time was the Virtual High School: http://www.govhs.org/
I believe VHS still requires participation from the sending institution - a teacher at the local high school must provide virtual instruction to be able to have kids from that school enroll in courses.
Also, some states had set up their own "virtual high schools" which were basically old correspondence courses turned into digital format - instead of using postal mail, they digitized the work and used e-mail. The degrees were earned through the state education departments rather than the local schools. I think one of the more organized ones, with higher participation rate, was offered through the state of Virginia (maybe West Virginia?).
I'm sure there is more out there now. I'll be interested to see if anyone has any good recommendations and what has developed in the last 10 years.
>>> Patricia Aigner <[log in to unmask]> 07/24/08 12:34 PM >>>
Do you have any suggestions for online programs for a student as an
alternative to a high school diploma? There are many out there.
Patricia W. Aigner
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