MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Each Memphis City Schools student must take one online course to graduate.
The requirement began with this school year's freshmen, reports The Commercial Appeal.
1 of 112 students using the system to graduate early from Whitehaven High School is 17-year-old DeMarcus Oliver. He told the newspaper he's spending three or four hours each school night taking English IV - the only course he would need to take as a senior to graduate. By passing the course, Oliver will graduate in the spring of his junior year.
The city system offers 28 online classes for senior high students and 12 for middle schoolers.
School officials say the system is in its infancy. Some students are using it for early graduation while others are making up classes they didn't pass.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com