Idaho online tech high school plans 2014 opening

Statesman staffDecember 19, 2013 

A new online charter high school aimed at technical and specialty trade education is coming to Idaho in fall 2014 in a partnership between K12 Inc. and the Idaho College and Career Readiness Academy.

The academy is designed to teach technical skills and direct students to job opportunities or to post-secondary technical training.

"Our focus is to remove barriers to technical education so that more students stay in school to pursue a hopeful future," said Kerry Wysocki, academy board president and general manager of Meridian-based Northwest Machining Inc.

K12 provides online education materials for pre-kindergarten through high school.

The school, which will be headquartered in Meridian, has set an enrollment goal of 200 students for the first year. But that number could change depending on demand.

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