Many Oregon students are turning to virtual public charter schools as an alternative.
Although the percentage of students attending these schools statewide is small, student enrollment has steadily climbed since 2005.
A dozen public charter schools in Oregon are virtual, meaning the majority of their students receive instruction and clock in the required number of school hours by taking online courses. Most core courses for subjects such as English language arts, math and science are not offered in a physical location.
Read more at The Statesman Journal.