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Cyber-Schools and College Admissions

Question: We are considering e-school or cyber-school for our middle school child and high school child. They are both very competent students who get A's and B's. They are involved in gifted and honors programs, school activities, and extracurricular sports. Unfortunately, our middle school is dismal, and we don't want to expose our child to it. Will e-schooling them ruin their chances to be admitted to top colleges and universities? How do admissions departments view cyber-schools or e-schools?

Students enrolled in cyber-schools will be evaluated by admission officials much like home-schoolers are, but with the added advantage that many cyber-students will have actual grades to report, which home-schooled students typically don't (or if they DO have grades, the adjudication is often done by Mom or Dad).

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