The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT, is a public charter school that offers complete online programs for Ohio students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students can complete their courses at home, and they are required to participate 25 hours a week, although there is no set schedule during which they must be at class. Students also receive computers for free if they don't have any at home.
The school was founded in 2000 and is physically located in Columbus, Ohio. As of February 2015, the superintendent is Rick Teeters. The school has accreditation in the state, so graduates receive traditional high school diplomas. The school is broken up into three regional divisions, with each division having a principal.
Students at ECOT take standardized tests like the Ohio Graduation Test. Students must be at least 5 years old when the school year starts to attend, and the age cutoff is 21 years. Ohio residency is another admissions requirement.
Due to the flexibility of the school, it is a common choice for students who work jobs, have health problems, are pregnant or are bullied. In addition, the school is beneficial to students who want to take more challenging coursework or have to change schools in the middle of the school year.