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Lee school’s Virtual Instruction Program culls national recognition

By Staff | Jun 5, 2013

Lee Virtual Instruction Program, the School District of Lee County’s high-quality, fully online school for students, was recently awarded the Bronze ranking in US News & World Report’s rating of America’s Best High Schools.

LVIP is a self-selecting, student/parental choice program for K-12 students whose primary residence is Lee County.

The program provides expanded educational services to a wider student community for anywhere, anytime learning via internet instruction along with traditional teaching materials.

To be recognized by US News & World Report for inclusion on this prestigious list, schools had to demonstrate that their students were performing better than statistically expected for the average student in the state; that economically disadvantaged students were performing better than average for similar students in the state; and that students were being adequately prepared for college and higher education.

Principal Al Shilling attributes LVIP’s accomplishment entirely to the students, teachers and staff of the school. Established in 2009, the school received an “A” ranking from the Florida Department of Education for the 11-12 school year, and is currently one of the top five full-time virtual schools in the state in terms of student completion rate and success.