MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - You've probably heard of online classes at the college level. Now there's a new way for high school students to go to school on the web.
Provost Academy Georgia will begin classes for students this fall.
Just like any other public school, this one will be funded by the state and federal governments and there is no tuition.
The school will serve students in grades 9-12, and when they receive their diplomas, they will be recognized by colleges and employers just like those from a traditional school.
The academy's executive director, Dr. Monica Henson, feels online learning isn't necessarily better for all students, but she says public education should be an open menu of ways for students to choose to learn.
"Our teachers are all Georgia certified public school educators and the least number of years of experience that our teachers have is 10," says Henson. "Several of them have more than that. We have a former teacher of the year from North Carolina. We have three national board certified teachers. These are all folks who have taught in the Georgia public schools. They have taught in an online environment as well, and they also have charter school experience."
The first of two Macon informational sessions about the school was held Monday night at Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church on Bass Road. If you missed it, Dr. Henson will be at the church again Tuesday night at 6 to answer questions from interested parents.