Oxford Community Schools' Virtual Academy

Michigan School District Virtually Bucks Spending Cuts Trend

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Many school districts in Michigan claim state budget cuts have forced them to make drastic reductions in programs and course offerings. This is not the case in Oxford Community Schools, which has added sports teams, doubled its entire fine arts program and created an orchestra and world language programs.

The district also has developed a virtual academy, which is anticipated to double enrollment within the next five years. In this video, you'll meet the minds behind the virtual endeavor, as well as students, a parent and teacher who are excited to take learning to a new cyber level.

For more information, read A Virtual Learning Revolution.