Despite writing, “Several hundred home school students entered the public school ranks through a [sic] online school,”Â the reporter later seems toÂ include public-school-at-homeÂ in the category of homeschooling.Â
The grammar could use a little work, too.
- The Worldlink.com, The World, Coos Bay, Oregon, 28 February 2006, Local school enrollment, funding drop
Home schooling upÂ Â Â
Home schooling, private and charter schools take students out of the public schools, either by regulating the way they can be counted for funding, or by enrolling in schools or education options outside of the public school system.
Several hundred home school students entered the public school ranks through a online school now offered by Scio School District, just outside of Salem. While the online school, Connections Academy, allows home schooling students to remain enrolled in the public system and has expanded options for students learning at home, it doesn’t help local school districts much, Evans said.
The Scio School District enrollment increased by 88 percent in the last year, from 696 to 1,314. According to Evans, students who enrolled in Communications Academy, the online school for home schooling, aren’t counted in hometown school districts.
â€œSome people are going to private school, and many people are going to home schooling,â€ he said, â€œand with the online academy, more people are thinking about home schooling.â€