Online high schools in Oklahoma
Options for online high schools in Oklahoma include a tuition-free curriculum for students in participating school districts or charter schools. For eligible students, Oklahoma Virtual High School studies can lead to a diploma, and equal funding is spent on campus-based students and those attending Oklahoma online high schools.
Virtual public schools may have a special focus, such as serving the diverse community of students from the greater Oklahoma City area. Distance learning coursework spans the core subjects as well as world languages, health education and college preparatory classes. Electives may include these:
- Art history
- Computer literacy
- Financial literacy
- Music theory
- Web development
Private e-learning schools also provide a wide range of courses, including Advanced Placement preparation. Tuition-based schools often customize study plans to meet individual needs. For-fee schools typically feature flexible scheduling and enrollment, including part-time studies, regardless of where a student may reside.
Education in Oklahoma
U.S. Census data shows that 22 percent of Oklahoma residents over the age of 25 have completed at least a bachelor's degree, compared with the national average of 27.5 percent, but in Oklahoma County -- part of the Oklahoma City greater metro area -- the rate is higher, at 28.5 percent. In 2010, 24 percent of all Oklahomans were 18 years old or younger, which is roughly the same as the U.S. average.
For those considering online education, the Oklahoma Virtual High School website has some good advice: Time management is a key to success, especially since students may not be online at the same time as instructors as other students.