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Virtual schools inscrease popularity in Georgia
GEORGIA (WABC) -- Seventh grader, David Tanner, is off to a new school year, but he's not in a traditional classroom. He attends Georgia Cyber Academy, a statewide public virtual charter school.
His mother transferred him to a virtual school because she felt he wasn't reaching his full potential in a traditional school. David tunes in to lessons taught by a live teacher, fully certified by the state. The classes are recorded so he can watch them again later at his own pace.
Learning isn't limited to online. There are monthly field trips, allowing David to get out and meet other students.
The state contributes $3,000 for each child.
Kids from all over Georgia are eligible to attend, and the school says it attracts all kinds. David's mother makes sure he stays active and connected, and they still make time for the fun stuff, like homemade milkshakes.
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