David Glick, the first online learning coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Education, has launched a first-of-its-kind online high school for GLBTQ youth, TwinCities.com reports:
"The online nature of the school allows it to reach young people wherever they have Internet access — especially in rural areas, whose smaller populations makes a physical version of his school impossible, Glick said.
It also removes gay students from potentially hostile school environments and places them in what he touts as a 'safe and welcoming educational community.' Instead of facing bullies every day, students would be learning with other students who understand their concerns."
Glick is planning to "open the doors" of the school in January. The tuition will be $5900 for one year. Glick says 50 students will be needed to launch it, and 24 are already signed up. 100 have applied for staff positions.
GLBTQ Online High School [official site]