New Whitmore Lake “cyber school” took advantage of a loophole to get chartered | From Michigan Radio

Technically, Livingston Classical Academy is a “cyber school.”

In reality, though, the only class that will be online this year is health – which parents will be encouraged to participate in for the more “sensitive discussions.”

A few more online classes will be added next year, like career readiness and nutrition.

But for the most part, this brand new charter school looks like any other brick-and-mortar K-9 school. Kids in plaid uniforms and khaki pants stop by their lockers, whisper to friends during band class, read the Red Badge of Courage in 7th grade, and take handwritten notes.

That’s because LCA’s founders never envisioned their charter school as having a “cyber” component. In fact, its administrators assure parents that they’re cracking down on any wayward technology use, like personal iPhones or tablets during class.

But it turned out that getting a cyber charter, was the only way this school could open its doors.

Read more and listen to the story here: New Whitmore Lake “cyber school” took advantage of a loophole to get chartered | Michigan Radio

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