Principal says Omaha Virtual School is evolving

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Enrollment is up at the Omaha Public Schools' experiment in online learning at the Virtual School.

Principal Wendy Loewenstein told the Omaha World-Herald that the school is evolving, "But it's where we want it to be."

The school lets students learn at their personal pace through a mix of online and in-class instruction. The free program serves home-schooled students using the online K12 Classroom LLC curriculum bought by the district. The students attend classes led by district teachers at least once a week at a former office space in eastern Omaha.

This year the program serves roughly 210 students in kindergarten through ninth grade. Enrollment was around 130 at the end of the 2016-17 school year -- the program's first -- but class offerings went only through eighth grade.