Fifty high school students will be enrolled in "Arkansas High School" next year, attending classes by computer and learning from teachers miles away.

A $166,000 grant from the state Education Department to the Arch Ford Education Cooperative is paying for computer equipment, online services, and professional training for the pilot program, which begins in January 2000.

Students will be able to choose from eight subjects—Spanish, algebra, world history, U.S. history, calculus, English, biology, and oral communications—via the internet.

The program will target students who cannot take the courses in a regular classroom. Students enrolled


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