Florida Business Profile
Julie Young is a Principal Entrepreneur
How a restless assistant principal built the nation's leading online public school.
How Many and Who
97,011 — Students who took at least one high school course online in 2009-10 — 12% of all high school students.
57% — More than half of all students taking a course online are female.
Where the Students Come From
Students from large counties constitute nearly 40% of all online students.
|County||% of All Online Students|
Type of School
|Public schools, including charters||66%|
What They Study
The top virtual courses, as a percentage of overall online enrollment:
|Course||Students % of Online|
|Driver’s Ed/Traffic Safety||5|
3,565 — Number of students enrolled in online Advanced Placement courses (3.6% of the total)
42% of the students in online AP courses are minorities.