State education officials say West Virginia Virtual School is helping more at-risk students complete their educations and earn a diploma.
The program provides high school students the opportunity to recover lost credit through flexible scheduling, online coursework and the virtual school.
The classes were piloted in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. During the pilot, student enrollment in the West Virginia Virtual School jumped from 1,980 to 2,083.
State Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple says at-risk students need opportunities and alternatives to stay in school and on a path to high school graduation.
The virtual school is aiding other students with its Spanish courses. It also is helping bring advanced placement courses and core course offerings to students at schools were curriculum is limited.
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