KATY, TX - It is the middle of the summer, so school work is probably the last thing on most kids' minds right now. But in Katy ISD there will be a whole new way to get work done this fall, or should we say bring your work home with you? Katy ISD will be offering online courses through the Katy Virtual School.
The program will give students flexibility with schedules and the chance to take specialized courses that may not be offered at their home campus due to low enrollment. It should also help students fulfill graduation requirements when transferring to Katy ISD from out of state.
Most Katy virtual school courses are 200 dollars per semester. Katy students should contact their campus counselor if they are interested in enrolling.
But if kids won't be going to class, how much could they really be learning? Don't most kids spend their time in school learning how to navigate complex and delicate social hierarchies?
The district calls it a cost-effective way to teach and adds it could eventually be self-sustained financially.
Technology might make it easier for student to get to class, but you gotta wonder what it's taking away from their social studies.