Online high schools in Texas
Advanced Placement test takers are on the rise in the Lone Star State. The Texas Education Agency reports an increase of nearly 11 percent in students who took at least one of the advanced exams in 2011.
Along with AP exam candidates, online high schools in Texas are also growing. The Texas Virtual School Network reports that in the spring 2010 semester, seven high school districts offered coursework online to more than 600 students through TxVSN.
Choosing online high schools in Texas
High school coursework through TxVSN is often used to supplement regular classes, and driver education was the most popular course in the spring of 2010. The dual-credit program, another new venture through the TxVSN, aims to help students earn advanced and college credits online -- U.S. Government and Psychology courses had the largest enrollments for dual-credit courses.
Online private high schools present another option, providing education regardless of the student's county or state of residency. With their flexible scheduling, private online schools could suit the student who holds residency in different locations, perhaps because of dual custody or a parent's job.
Distance learning for students in grades 9-12 is an alternative for those who need to supplement or replace a traditional high school experience. Learn more about your options for Texas online high schools and you could end up joining a growing trend.