The Globe reports today on Wellesley and other local communities whose high school students are taking courses via the Internet in a program designed to offer more choice to schools with tight budgets:
Doug Brown, the site coordinator at Wellesley High School, said the program got off to a slow start this year, and has just six students enrolled. He said by the time it got set up, many of the most popular online classes were already filled.
But he’s confident that after word spreads, more students will sign up for the second semester offerings.
“This gives them an ability to explore different careers,’’ he said. “It’s tough unless you’re a really big high school to offer specialized classes.’’