Blended and Online Learning Grow Quickly at the School District Level

The annual report Keeping Pace with K-12 Online & Blended Learning highlights a rising trend in school districts.

by News Staff / November 1, 2013 0

District online and blended programs are growing faster than any other type of online education.

They're not only growing faster, but they also make up the largest slice of online and blended learning programs in the nation, according to the 10th annual report Keeping Pace with K-12 Online & Blended Learning from the Evergreen Education Group. That said, the numbers are not easy to track because schools generally do not have to report the number of students who are taking these types of courses within their school district.

In some cases, large school districts are taking it upon themselves to establish blended or online learning programs. And the report suggests some of these school districts are doing so because their states do not operate virtual schools.

Three programs at the school district level include the following:

  • MNPS (Metro Nashville Public School) Virtual School in Tennessee.
  • Clark County School District Virtual High School in Nevada.
  • Riverside Virtual School in California.

In the 2012-13 school year, Clark County School District Virtual High School experienced an increase of 184 percent in the number of students who enrolled in supplemental online courses compared to the previous year.