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Montana launches free online courses for high schoolers

June 14, 2010View for printing

While many high school students in Great Falls enrolled in summer school courses online this year, a new state program is ramping up efforts to get students enrolled in online high school courses this fall — for free.

Montana's Digital Academy based at the University of Montana in Missoula is planning to offer 45 online high school courses this fall. This is the first year of the state-funded program.

"There have been other efforts (before)," said Bob Currie, director of the Digital Academy. "But it wasn't statewide. This is really the first statewide program."


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