Long Ignored, Private Online Schools See Golden Opportunity in Pandemic

By Avi Wolfman-Arent
December 25, 2020

As she entered her senior year this fall, Kayla Shenk felt ready for a change.

She adored the small Quaker school she’d attended since 6th grade. But because of its size, the school didn’t offer all of the advanced science courses she wanted to take as she prepared for college.

And with the coronavirus pandemic still smoldering, she and her mom, Patti, figured she’d be better off at an online school that could offer a big course catalog and grant Kayla some of the independence she craved.

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