Somewhere between the freedom of homeschooling and serving time in homeroom detention lies the untapped world of online education.
Now that too has come to the Carson City School District.
Nevada Connections Academy - touted as the state's only "virtual school" - will, for the first time, open its virtual doors for the 2007-08 school year.
The national accredited academy, which has curriculum for fourth through eleventh grades, is touted by state officials as a "proven entity" with 10,000 students in 14 states.
The Nevada Department of Education approved the private company's entry into the Silver State in June.