Most states have a limited budget for their virtual high school program. As such, students enrollment is often limited based on available funds.
Why does it matter?
|Does the state limit enrollment in online courses based on available funding (and if so--does the district assume responsibility for all costs if a student wants to enroll in an online course?)|
|Iowa||Enrollment is determined by the local school district.|
|Louisiana||Yes, Louisiana Virtual High School uses a three-phase registration system that initially caps course registrations from any single school.|
|Michigan||Yes, schools can either buy a "seat" in courses or ask parents to purchase a course for a student.|
|Missouri||Yes. Student assumes the responsibility for cost if additional courses are desired.|
|New Mexico||Yes, New Mexico gives priority to students in need because of geographic location, lack of qualified teachers and/or access to core course instruction.|
|North Carolina||No information available|
|North Dakota||No information available|
|Oregon||Enrollment guidelines are determined by the local district|
|South Dakota||No information available|
|Utah||Yes, enrollment is on a first-come first-served basis.|
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