Virtual, for-profit school tour visits Boise

Posted at 6:41 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 20:41:50-04

A virtual for-profit school is promoting its benefits with a nationwide tour that stopped in Idaho. The K-12 traveling mobile exhibit is here in Idaho to promote the Idaho Virtual Academy. 

The charter school allows students to study at home at their own pace while connecting with certified teachers online. Parents are required to monitor their student's progress.

"They can live anywhere in the state of Idaho and still have the high-quality course selection, teacher opportunities that may be a little school can't provide," said Heidi Higgins, local development manager for K-12.

There has been some controversy with virtual schools. According to our media partner Idaho Education News, Idaho Virtual Academy was recently sanctioned by the state because of low test scores and graduation rates. 

Those who want to see the tour can visit the bus at the Boise Aquarium on Thursday.