Students in the Catawba County Schools system don’t have to go to school anymore.
Well, they still have to attend classes, but what that means has drastically changed recently with the launching of Online Catawba.
The program will begin offering classes Jan. 24 for the spring semester, with classes lasting 13 to 17 weeks depending on if they are advance placement courses. It is opened to students in ninth through 12th grades for any course offered as long as prerequisites have been met. World History will be offered to eighth-grade students only.