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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’s 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 Melodye Bush (303.299.3631 or mbush@ecs.org) with comments or questions about this database.
  • Is the virtual school curriculum aligned to the state's academic standards?
    Alabama Yes
    Alaska
    American Samoa
    Arizona Yes
    Arkansas Yes
    California Yes
    Colorado Yes
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Florida Yes
    Georgia Yes
    Guam
    Hawaii No information available
    Idaho Yes
    Illinois Yes
    Indiana
    Iowa Yes
    Kansas
    Kentucky Yes
    Louisiana Yes
    Maine
    Maryland Yes
    Massachusetts
    Michigan Yes
    Minnesota
    Mississippi Yes
    Missouri Yes
    Montana
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New Mexico Yes
    New York
    North Carolina Yes
    North Dakota Yes
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Oregon Yes
    Pennsylvania
    Puerto Rico
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina Yes
    South Dakota Yes
    Tennessee
    Texas Yes
    Utah Yes
    Vermont
    Virgin Islands
    Virginia Yes; however, courses offered are primarily AP.
    Washington
    West Virginia Yes
    Wisconsin Yes
    Wyoming


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