Online Class Options
North Fork classes are available over Skype to students from across the nation; during the 2014-2015 school year, students joined our classes from Montana, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. McCall students have also continued their North Fork classes when they have traveled abroad for vacation or foreign exchange programs. In this way, they continue to earn credits and continue their progress in North Fork curricula even during years when they are not receiving local high school credits for their foreign study classes. North Fork students have Skyped into class from Germany, Thailand, and Sweden, as well as from far-flung states like Hawaii.
Skype access also allows students to attend class when they are unable to attend school due to sickness or injury. Often, students can listen and participate in classes that they would otherwise miss when they are healing at home. Assessing the difference between his regular online classes and North Fork School Skype classes in October, 2014, Thomas wrote:
Expenses and Transcripts
Although Skype students are not physically present in the classroom, tuition and expenses are the same for Skype families as for local students, as the school would not exist as an accredited institution without its local McCall facility and resources. Credits are mailed to and placed on students' online school transcripts to replace course credits that they would otherwise take through those online platforms.
Reflecting on his experience after his year at North Fork, Thomas wrote: