The virtual high school will offer a full standard curriculum — and more — for students in 10th through 12th grades, leading to a high school diploma.
The only restrictions? Students will have to prove their intellectual prowess — and come up with the tuition of about $12,000 a year. Applications are being accepted later this month, classes will begin in the fall.
With the promise of a diploma that says “gifted” and “Stanford,” this should prove popular.
My daughter took EPGY algebra in seventh grade when the program was in its early all-math stages. She wasn’t really gifted in math, but she was desperate to escape an incompetent pre-algebra teacher and a fuzzy math curriculum. It took a lot of self-discipline and help from her math-major father to complete the program. Unfortunately, EPGY didn’t offer geometry so she spent the eighth grade math period helping the school librarian computerize records and serving as an aide to her former sixth grade teacher.