Virtual High Schools: Is the Virtual School Curriculum Aligned to the State's Academic Standards?
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Virtual High Schools: Is the Virtual School Curriculum Aligned to the State's Academic Standards?

State academic standards are enacted to ensure that all students are given access to the same basic content that the state has identified as important for success. This database lists whether or not the state's virtual high school must meet the same standards.

Why does it matter?

  • Students benefit when they are assured equitable rigor in instruction and curriculum.
  • States benefit when they ensure the quality of virtual school programs.

    Highlights:
  • Twenty-seven states align the virtual high school curriculum to the state‚Äôs academic standards.
  • No information was available to address this question in one state.

    Methodology: This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations, and state education agencies, and will be updated as new policies and programs are enacted.

    Sources for all data points are available through this link.

    Last updated: December 3, 2007

    Research conducted by Melodye Bush and Michael Colasanti. Please contact Bush (303.299.3631 or mbush@ecs.org) or Colasanti (303.299.3672 or mcolasanti@ecs.org) with comments or questions about this database.


  • Is the virtual school curriculum aligned to the state's academic standards?
    Alabama Yes
    Arizona Yes
    Arkansas Yes
    California Yes
    Colorado Yes
    Florida Yes
    Georgia Yes
    Hawaii No information available
    Idaho Yes
    Illinois Yes
    Iowa Yes
    Kentucky Yes
    Louisiana Yes
    Maryland Yes
    Michigan Yes
    Mississippi Yes
    Missouri Yes
    New Mexico Yes
    North Carolina Yes
    North Dakota Yes
    Oregon Yes
    South Carolina Yes
    South Dakota Yes
    Texas Yes
    Utah Yes
    Virginia Yes; however, courses offered are primarily AP.
    West Virginia Yes
    Wisconsin Yes

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