Online school

Michael Tomsic

There's a new college in Charlotte that's an online school with no campus or accreditation, but it has a football team. In fact, the football coach created the college last year. It's called College of Faith, and it's linked to online colleges with sports programs in Arkansas and Florida.

North Carolina has no online charter schools, but the state is getting ready for them.  The state board of education is considering a list of policies to guide these schools.  It includes paying them less per student than a regular charter and capping the student to teacher ratio.

Online charters are not your typical schools.  For one, there’s often no schoolhouse.  You can do all your learning from a screen at home.  Science, Math, English classes are all online. There are teachers, but usually class sizes are much larger than at a regular brick-and-mortar school.