Utah Electronic High School
From Researching Virtual Initiatives in Education
The Utah Electronic High School (EHS) is a US tuition-free state virtual school founded in 1994 (among the first in the country). It is based in the state of Utah, US. Funding for the school is provided by the Utah State Office of Education.
The school grants diplomas to a very restricted group of Utah students: those home-schooled exclusively, those who have dropped out of school and their class has graduated, and direct school district referrals to EHS. Most students take classes from EHS to make up failed quarter classes or to accelerate their graduation from their local high school. EHS does however deliver a full high school curriculum to Utah students.
There were 7,846 course enrollments in 2009-10, and 630 FTEs.
The Utah Electronic High School web site is at http://www.schools.utah.gov/ehs/
EHS operates through a free, open-source interface. Courses are mostly self-paced. There are no age or grade restrictions for Utah students to enroll in electronic high school courses. Non-resident students may enroll in electronic high school courses for a fee of $100 per course per semester, depending on availability.
Beginning July 1, 2012, selecting and enrolling in classes at EHS will be altered to meet requirements set by the Utah Legislature in March 2011.