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Online Charter Schools To Open in Florida

Students in Florida's Hillsborough and Lee Counties will be able to attend online public charter schools this fall.

The free schools for students in grades 6-12, Pivot Charter School Hillsborough and Pivot Charter School Fort Myer, feature core courses aligned to Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and comply with all Florida graduation requirements.

The schools will also offer more than 15 advanced placement courses, electives, service learning, early graduation, and dual enrollment in college courses.

Students will be required to attend on-site sessions for four to five hours a day, where they will engage in coursework, receive assistance and instruction from both online and on-site teachers, take part in small group instruction, individual tutoring, or other activities. Students will also have immediate access to online teachers 24 hours a day.

"At Pivot Charter School, we are dedicated to preparing area students for a productive and successful life in the twenty-first century," said Paul Kirk, principal of the Fort Myers school. "Our program is unique in that it helps students succeed by combining high-tech online courses with individualized instruction from experienced, Florida-credentialed teachers at our safe, convenient facility. Flexible class schedules mean that students can spend more time on the subjects where they need the most help."

Advanced Academics will provide the curriculum, learning management system, and online teaching staff.

Both schools are currently enrolling students and classes will begin August 23.

More information is available at pivotcharterschool.com.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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