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One of the most common questions related to online schools is how you can attend one for free. Online learning industry currently has free online and commercial schools. Free online school types include:

Online charter school
Department of Foreign School Online Education
Online school public school district
What schools are the right choice for you can vary.

Online charter school

Charter school is an educational organization that does not have to follow all the more traditional school rules. However, they are still public schools and must accept students as long as they have available space.

School charter is established, in part, to be able to innovate. One innovation that a number of school charter is to take their online program. Because they are public schools, they must be free.

Department of Foreign School Online Education

Some of the State Education Departments have established online schools. Usually, this is not a full-time effort for students, but the way to take free online courses (or at a very reduced level).

Usually, the courses offered are advanced placements, foreign languages, more advanced mathematics. The reason for this special course is related to providing access to college preparation courses for students living in small cities. Think, for example, Georgia only has several big cities and many small cities. The possibility of finding teachers for such courses can be challenging. Offering this online course gives students great access to college.

Online school public school district

More and more, public schools offer full online programs and part-time. Because they are public schools, courses must be free. Reasons vary for why offering online programs, but often related to competitive with many free online schools out there (and the fact that free online schools attract their students to their school).

What is the rule?

There are two basic rules related to accepted at free online schools. They:

Are you the right age for school; and
Do you live in the right geographical area?
With traditional public schools and the State Education Department, the maximum age is around 18 and is bound to traditional K-12 systems. More importantly, it can be bound to class. If you have completed the twelfth grade (whether you really passed value or not), you might be done and need to see another option.

Charter school can be a different story. Some charters can accept students to the age of twenty one, but this varies greatly. You need to contact your local online charter school to find out the limits of the age.

In the case of the correct geographical region, to be eligible for public schools and public schools, you may need to live in the right and definite school district in the right situation.

Again, the charter school is somewhat different. Charter schools can often accept students from within their own districts and adjacent districts. This gives them more latitude with who they can receive.

What if you don’t meet the guidelines?

With most things, it seems there is always a job. It’s not a problem in this situation. Funding is usually bound by the type of school. Age requirements are absolute. Staying in the right place is absolute.