Pandemic spurs enrollment at Oklahoma virtual charter school
July 24, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Enrollment at a virtual charter school in Oklahoma has skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic that forced closures for traditional school districts.
Epic Charter Schools, which has no schoolhouse and serves pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students who attend online, exploded in growth in the eight years since it launched and now boasts an enrollment that rivals the biggest districts in Oklahoma, with a projected student body of 46,000 kids by Oct. 1, according to Shelly Hickman, assistant superintendent of communications.
The Epic One-on-One digital platform, a...