SCSD1 virtual academy is ‘full’

Sheridan County School District 1’s virtual academy is full.

That’s according to School Superintendent Pete Kilbride in a recent interview with Sheridan Media. The program is called the Cowboy State Virtual Academy.

Kilbride said the district chose to cap enrollment in the online academy at 200, and this year’s enrollment is 191.

The academy is now in its fourth year of operation, and Kilbride said the district knew the program would grow. This year, he said, growth was quite rapid over the summer as parents debated whether to send their children back to brick-and-mortar school buildings.

Kilbride said the decision to limit size was based on a desire for the virtual academy to be small enough that the district could do a really good job in managing the school.

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