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Digital Learning Now!

Digital Learning Now! is a national campaign to advance policies that will create a high quality digital learning environment to better prepare students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and careers. During the fall of 2010, the Digital Learning Council defined the elements and identified the actions that need to be taken by lawmakers and policymakers to foster a high quality, customized education for all students. This includes technology-enhanced learning in traditional schools, online and virtual learning, and blended learning that combines online and onsite learning.

The VHS Collaborative - Gifted & Talented

Formerly known as Virtual High School Global Consortium, this organization offers online courses for Gifted & Talented middle school students. They work to identify high school level courses that provide the stimulation and motivation gifted students need to stay challenged and enthusiastic about their learning. Online classes are 15-week semester courses that offer full credit for completion, and are instructor-led with a high emphasis on peer-to-peer collaboration.

Schools & Programs: College Affiliated

Independent High School Program - University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE)

With more than 100 courses to choose from for students in grades 9-12, this distance learning program through the University of Nebraska, Lincoln offers an online, convenient course delivery system coupled with the dependability of an accredited, university-based high school. The school's students can be in a home school environment, a learning organization, a traditional high school, or have a lifestyle of extensive travel. Students can transfer credits back to a school or organization of their choosing, or earn a fully-accredited, college-prep diploma. Graduates receive a diploma that meets the admissions standards of colleges and universities across the nation.

Stanford Online High School (OHS)

The Stanford Online High School (OHS) is an independent school for academically talented and motivated students in grades seven through 12. Online instruction includes live, synchronous seminars on a college-style class schedule, encouraging independence, discipline and strong time-management skills. The varied needs, interests and exceptional talents of our students are accommodated by the flexibility of Stanford OHS enrollment options, which include full-time, part-time and single course enrollment. Students are supported by counselors, college counselors and academic advisors. Beyond the online classroom, students engage in a rich array of extracurricular, student-led clubs, homeroom, and assemblies. A two-week intensive residential summer program at Stanford University presents students with further opportunity to connect with each other and their instructors.

The George Washington University Online High School (Ashburn, VA)

The George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS) is an independent private school for students in grades 9–12 who seek a rigorous yet flexible college preparatory program.

Schools & Programs: Independent

21st Century Cyber Charter School (Exton, PA)

This public, tuition-free alternative school for grades 6-12 has been in existence since 1999. It provides all Pennsylvania students the opportunity to experience a quality curriculum, designed to meet their individual needs by enabling motivated students to accelerate their education or graduate early. The school is chartered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Gifted LearningLinks Program (GLL) at the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern

Gifted LearningLinks (GLL) offers engaging gifted online courses and programs, including family programs, enrichment, core essentials, honors, and AP® courses for gifted and talented students in kindergarten through grade 12. Eligible home schooled, elementary, middle or high school students can accelerate and broaden their knowledge base any time and any place. GLL courses provide rigorous, individualized instruction helping gifted students to achieve their educational goals.

Oaks Christian Online School (Westlake Village, CA)

Launched in the fall of 2000, Oaks Christian School has experienced 12 straight years of steady growth—from 196 students in its first year to more than1,400 students that occupy their two campuses today. Now, online students can access this school's courses and the opportunities offered at Oaks Christian School. The school’s mission of being dedicated to Christ in the pursuit of academic excellence, artistic expression, and athletics was the impetus for expanding the on-campus school to serve students worldwide through an online school. Students that are seeking all the advantages of an online education and desire excellence in academics combined with core spiritual values and a brand name they can trust, may find Oaks Christian Online School to be the right choice.

Schools & Programs: Public

ECOT - Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (Columbus, OH)

ECOT provides a valuable service for all Ohio students and families seeking an alternative to traditional public education. This public school for students K-12 relies is funded by the state of Ohio and tuition is free for all students. ECOT students are required to take the state's proficiency tests and all state-required tests. All teachers are certified by the Ohio Department of Education.

Illinois Virtual High School (Springfield, IL)

The Illinois Virtual High School is a cyber high school offering distance learning opportunities for students in Illinois. Their mission is to use new and emerging technologies that expand the boundaries of space and time to provide Illinois students and their teachers with increased equity and access to the highest quality educational opportunities.

Myron B. Thompson Academy (MBTA) (Honolulu, HI)

Myron B. Thompson Academy (MBTA) is an innovative competency-based K-12 public charter school that provides high quality standards-based curriculum to all students across the state. As a school for anyone, anytime, Thompson Academy offers greater flexibility for students in a non-traditional, educational environment. Hawai‘i E-Charter formally changed its name to Myron B. Thompson Academy (MBTA) in August 2002. This school provides online courses to students on Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawai‘i.

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (Midland, PA)

This public coeducational charter cyberschool serves students residing in Pennsylvania in grades K-12. Find a custom-made accredited curriculum, self-paced programs, online instruction, dual college courses and support activities to ensure academic success. The PA Cyber is required by the IDEA ’97 to provide a free appropriate public education to school age children who have been identified as gifted and in need of specially designed instruction.

The Electronic High School (EHS) (Salt Lake City, UT)

This online high school has been in operation since 1994 and provides courses that are developed to match the Utah core standards and objectives. They are divided into Academic and Elective courses. Students are able to enroll any day of the year and work at their own pace until the course is completed. Courses in the Electronic High School are free to Utah students. The school offers a diploma to a Utah students and is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.

Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (Exeter, NH)

The Virtual Learning Academy Charter School is New Hampshire's first statewide, online high school that is available, free of charge, to all high school students who live in New Hampshire.

Websites & Other Media: Informational

K12 - Online courses, online school, homeschooling

In many states, K12 Inc.’s inspired curriculum is available to families at no cost through virtual public schools and distance-learning programs. These are not tutoring programs — they’re full-time, tuition-free, public schools using K12 Inc.’s award-winning curriculum. K12 has partnered with these schools in the belief that all kinds of kids — from gifted children, to those needing a more flexible pace than what is possible in a traditional school — can achieve mastery of the key concepts and skills they need to succeed. It is this mastery that allows children to reach their personal potential.

This website is a comprehensive state-by-state guide that is a compilation of every full and part time college program offered online in America. It provides a directory of all college programs that students can take online apart from the more well known online schools. This database will be updated yearly and will always remain free and open.