Students at Melbourne High School work online for classes they are taking through Virtual Arkansas, an Arkansas-based program that is implemented through a partnership between the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Education Service Cooperatives.
The program was developed to provide Arkansas students with opportunities to earn concurrent college credit or to simply take classes that may not be offered at their school. There is a wide array of classes students can take, from art appreciation, photography, and computer science to Algebra I, English, oral communications, and world history.
“I’m taking a photography class right now. The knowledge I am gaining right now is helping me to decide what I want to be in life,” senior Mary Alice Cole said about her virtual class.