Get a computer, hook up Internet access, and you have a classroom at home. Those are the basics for Connections Academy's virtual school.
Students learn at home, usually with their parents' help. But because this program receives public money, parents do not have to pay for any classroom materials. It's all provided.
This virtual school is set up for students who, for whatever reason, learn better outside a tradition classroom. "The parents really want to have control over what their students are learning. They want to be able to see how they're doing every step of the way," says Brian Polangin of Connections Academy
Around 500 students in the state have already signed up for this virtual school program.