Statewide virtual high schools typically have a specific focus: core curriculum, accelerated courses and credit recovery are the most common focus areas.
Why does it matter?
|Does the virtual high school have a specific focus?|
|Alabama||Core curriculum and AP courses|
|Arizona||Core curriculum and AP courses|
|Arkansas||Core curriculum and AP courses|
|California||Core curriculum and AP courses|
|Colorado||Core curriculum, electives and AP courses|
|Florida||Core curriculum, honors programs and AP courses|
|Georgia||Core curriculum and AP courses|
|Hawaii||Supplementary and AP courses|
|Idaho||Remediation, dual credit and AP courses|
|Illinois||Primarily supplemental, some AP courses|
|Iowa||Supplemental courses |
Iowa Online AP Academy, run through the University of Iowa, offers AP courses. Both Iowa Learning Online is funded by the state. Iowa Online AP is funded by a federal grant.
|Kentucky||Core curriculum and dual credit offered|
Kentucky Virtual Advanced Placement Academy division of the Kentucky Virtual Schools offers access to a core AP curriculum.
|Louisiana||Supplemental curriculum, AP courses in European and U.S. History|
|Maryland||Core curriculum, supplemental courses and AP courses|
|Michigan||Core curriculum and AP courses|
|Mississippi||Core curriculum and AP courses|
|New Mexico||Core curriculum|
|North Carolina||Core curriculum, honors courses, AP courses and credit recovery. Also, there are dual enrollment opportunities through the Learn and Earn Online program.|
|North Dakota||Core curriculum and AP courses|
|Oregon||College preparatory and AP courses|
|South Carolina||Core curriculum, AP courses and credit recovery|
|South Dakota||Core curriculum and AP courses|
|Texas||Core curriculum, driver education and AP courses|
|Virginia||Core curriculum and AP|
|West Virginia||Both core and non-core curriculum and AP courses|
|Wisconsin||Core curriculum, credit recovery and AP courses|
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