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USD 403 stepping into the 21st Century with virtual school

Through Skype, a teacher located in Alexander, teaches Spanish 1, 2, and 3 to USD 403 Otis-Bison students. Skype allows the students and teachers to interact. The district also has a virtual school, which has no teacher, and the work is done entirely through computer.

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OTIS-BISON — USD 403 Otis-Bison School District has firmly stepped into the twenty-first century, offering technology as a way to improve the number of available classes and opening a virtual school, Southwinds Academy. This small Kansas town is on the forefront of the future.
A virtual school has no teacher. The students work through the course on their own on the computer with a classroom monitor who is available to assist. The students can choose to read the text or, with the click of a mouse, hear it.
With the virtual school, students can take trigonometry, physics and creative writing. The ...

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