Online learning fills gaps in rural education

by CAM FORTEMS, Clearwater Daily News

People living here can’t remember the last time one of their brightest kids went on to medical school. This year’s graduating class at Clearwater secondary school numbers 54 students. But classes can fluctuate: the current Grade 7 class at the elementary school has just 25 kids. Even at 54 students, Clearwater cannot offer academic mainstays such as biology 12, math 12 and chemistry 12, let alone honours-level classes demanded by the province’s brightest 17-year-olds. So students Katie Bieber and Chyan Kennedy are grouped in with other high-achieving students from rural schools through video-conferencing classes

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