Freshwater Education District Virtual School Consortium
The Freshwater Education District Virtual School Consortium (FED Online) is a Virtual School Consortium located in the US state of Minnesota. Part-time, free, online, public, high-school-level courses are open only to students attending a Freshwater Education District school. All courses can be taken 100% online; if additional materials are needed they are provided by the student's home school district. Students work from home, or on site while under supervision.
As a general rule, only 50% of courses may be taken online. Some students may exceed this in consultation with their local school.
The Freshwater Education District Virtual School Consortium web site is at http://www.fed.k12.mn.us/online/index_online.htm
College courses are provided as well, through Central Lakes College.
- "A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning", iNACOL, October 2010, http://www.inacol.org/research/docs/national_report.pdf
- Freshwater Education District Virtual School Consortium web site, http://www.fed.k12.mn.us/online/index_online.htm
- "Keeping Pace With Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice", Evergreen Education Group, 2010, http://kpk12.com/reports/