Least Restrictive Environment

Georgia Cyber Academy and Least Restrictive Environment

Submitted by Tim on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 03:23 PM

The Georgia Cyber Academy is a public program for students from kindergarten to 11th grade.  Although it is a public school, children attend from home via computer connection from the internet. Taking advantage of the virtual environment, students can go through the program at their own pace, consistent with state curriculum requirements. Although there are many implementation concerns, the ideal is that competition between the virtual schools and the local school districts will create additional incentives for the local districts to improve the quality of their programs.