I hope the students in your life had a great year in school. This may seem early but I wanted to call your attention to an option that may be a great opportunity for your high school student next year: the statewide online education program. I had the opportunity to be the House Sponsor for the bill that created this program in 2011. This fall your student has the chance to take up to 3 classes on line. There is a huge variety to choose from. So whether your student is looking for something not offered in their high school or simply wants to take a class at a different time, this program could be a great fit. I was proud to be a part of the creation of this program. This editorial I wrote gives some of my thoughts about how this program can provide opportunities for student across the state. I'd love to hear your experiences with the online education program. Feel free to contact me.