Gloria Navarrete never liked her traditional English class. The senior at South Sound High School tended to lose focus and disliked reading aloud.

“In class, I always got off task. I fell asleep a couple of times,” she said.

When she learned she could take her American literature classes online, she jumped at the chance. She read works such as “Death of a Salesman,” completed quizzes and finished the class in less than a term.

“I just like working at my own pace,” she said.

Navarrete is one of 144 students in the North Thurston Public Schools enrolled in an online class through a national program called Apex.

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