AUSTIN (KXAN) — Even though COVID-19 cases continue to rise, parents throughout Texas may have a limited number of options this year for virtual learning for the 2021-22 academic year beginning August 23.

The University of Texas is offering an alternative for the upcoming school year and is waiving all tuition fees for UT High School‘s virtual program now that state funding is available.

Texas residents can enroll as full-time 9-12-grade students in the UTHS Diploma program to complete graduation requirements and earn a high school diploma, UTHS says.

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain permanent residency in Texas and provide proof of residency
  • Be under the age of 21 years
  • Completed eighth grade coursework (or equivalent credit by exams)
  • Have not already earned a high school diploma
  • Meet eligibility requirements documented in Texas state policy for public schools (TEC 25.001)

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