Hundreds of Missouri Students Flock to Rural School District's Free Online Summer School

  • 2017-07-27
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The rural Grandview School District in Jefferson County has only 825 students during the school year. But this summer, it raked in thousands of state dollars for educating about 1,500 students through its own online school.

Students from across the state — not just from Grandview — are drawn to the summer online offerings. Some are high school students looking to make up for a class they previously failed. Others take state-required courses such as personal finance, a move that frees up their schedule during the regular school year.

All the students are taking the classes tuition-free, thanks to state funding that has helped the district beef up its summer virtual class offerings.