By Alicia Wolff
This table compares three options that Madison-area students have for virtual schooling and online classes.
|Public/ Cost?||Part-time/ Full-time?||Who is eligible?||What is offered?||Other points of interest|
|Madison Virtual Campus||Public, through the Madison Metropolitan School District, no cost to student in district||Part-time. Students are typically limited to taking at most 2 online classes a semester||Any middle or high school student in the MMSD who meets a ‘compelling need’||More than 100 semester courses offered, covering graduation requirements courses, Advanced Placement courses and various electives||Online instructors are in based locally in consortium of 12 districts, works closely with student and parents|
|21st Century eSchool||Public, through the Middleton- Cross Plains School District, no cost to student in district or to approved open-enrollment students||Part-time and full-time. May be taken as a supplement to in-class courses||Any student K-12 in Wisconsin; non-district students must apply during an open-enrollment period and be approved||There are two programs available: K12 offers core subjects and curriculum to every age student, Wisconsin eSchool Network provides core curriculum as well as electives for grades 9-12||Offers full-time students eligibility to participate in extra-curricular sports and activities within the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Schools|
|Wisconsin Virtual School||Supplemental program for WI, (Not associated with a district), if not currently enrolled in a state district student is responsible for cost||Most students are part-time, but also available full-time||Any student-aged student in the state of Wisconsin, either enrolled in a state district or homeschooled||Offers middle & high school, credit recovery and Advanced Placement core curriculum courses||Appoints a Local Education Guide (LEG) for each student, program has served over 15,000 Wisconsin students since 2000|