Rowland Unified approves online high school

The Rowland Unified School District will become the first in the state to operate an online high school through iQ Academy.

The School Board Tuesday night approved the virtual charter high school where students will take courses online.

While iQ Academy will operate out of Rowland Heights, it will be
open to any student in Los Angeles County and surrounding counties,
including Ventura, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside.

Each student who enrolls in the academy fulltime is provided with a laptop and can take all their high school courses online.

There will be centers available where students can come to get extra tutoring, officials said.

The academy currently operates virtual schools in Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Wisconsin, Texas, Washington and Kansas.