I received information on the school the other day asking me to include a link to them on my website. I have done that, even though only people that reside in Colorado can use this resource, mainly because I think the concept is awesome and I want to ask, “Why can’t every state have something like this?”
Seeing what I have seen in the years I have worked in residential childcare, and working with children that have struggled greatly in traditional school, I think if every state had a program like this it would be one of the top resources for residential childcare providers. It would be the perfect resource for some of those kids that are doomed to be dropouts or are unable to attend traditional school.
Here is some of the information they sent me about the school: We are a K-11 tuition-free, public charter school that services the entire state of Colorado. We supply free computers and fax/scanner/copier units to our students. Our entire curriculum is online. Students and parents can access the Learning Management System 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also provide licensed teachers and academic advisers for grades 7-11 from 7:30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. After hours tutoring is provided for those students needing additional help. We are an accredited institution; thus allowing students who wish to attend college the opportunity to do so.
Their website address is: http://www.cdela.com/ If you are in Colorado you might want to check them out. According to their website there are also programs in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Just 47 more states to go.
I would be interested to hear what others think of this concept and if you know of anything like this in other states.