In North College Hill High School’s library, junior Gracie Carver-Dews recently finished a class project, designing a video game in which a frenetic birdlike creature jumps onto blocks to grab at coins.
Next to her in class, junior Anthony Ledgyard finished assignments in Latin I and his Human Body class, both of which he takes online, hoping they’ll someday help him get into medical school.
Elsewhere in the building, social studies teacher Keith Spangler squeezes his first online class, psychology, in between his regular classes.
“I describe it as Facebook meets the classroom,” said Spangler, who teaches 26 students from around the country online.
“A very key cog in the whole process is collaboration among the students online … I don’t think it replaces face-to-face classes, but I know this online stuff is here and is only getting bigger.”