Carrie Hagen, Nonfiction Writer and Researcher, Teacher
Eastern Pennsylvania is one place where school districts are using Bridges Virtual Learning as a platform for online learning. The school district where I teach has piloted several online classes, and I taught an accelerated composition course there for several semesters. These courses have given many students an opportunity to take required courses in alternative settings. One concern, however, has been accountability. While the online high school class sounds, and is, an excellent option, students aren't always aware of how much work and self-discipline it requires. My students had a definite learning curve when it came to self-directed study. At the end of the course, they were happy to have experienced this learning curve prior to tackling an online course at the college level.
If you are interested in finding an online program, consider looking to see if your state offers one. Pennsylvania, I know, has a cyber charter school that is growing in popularity.