Tennis Players Choose Virtual Schooling

Three of America’s top junior tennis players (Mallory Burdette, Sloane Stephens, and Jarmere Jenkins) talk with Education Next about attending a virtual high school.

In 2008, over a million students took advantage of online schooling in the U.S., and today about 175,000 students are enrolled full-time in virtual schools. This figure includes some of America’s top young tennis players, who attend high school online while competing in tennis tournaments around the globe.

Education Next spoke with Mallory Burdette, Sloane Stephens, and Jarmere Jenkins about virtual schooling when they came to Washington, DC in July 2009 to play in a World Team Tennis match between the New York Buzz and the Washington Kastles.

For more on the topic of virtual schooling and tennis, please see Florida’s Online Option, from the Summer 2009 issue of Education Next and Finding Time for Tennis and Thoreau from the Spring 2010 issue of Education Next.

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