Tue., April 5, 2011 2:15pm (EDT)

Virtual Schools Registering Students
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 3 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
(GPB file photo)
(GPB file photo)
Registration for Georgia’s four virtual schools is now open. More young people are expected to start taking classes at home.

This year 8,000 kids will have completed the school year online. Thousands more are expected to enroll this year in virtual schools.

Jeff Kwitowski is with K-12 Online. The company provides curriculum, technology and teachers for the Georgia Cyber Academy. He says online learning has advantages.

“You can keep the costs contained and you can still educate a higher number of students, provide even more learning programs, more electives; foreign language down to the third-grade level which is what we’re going to be able to offer in Georgia.”

Kwitowski says his company is airing television commercials to get the word out. Lawmakers approved virtual schools in 2008.