Online summer classes beneficial to some Horry County Schools students

Summer school has gone digital.

For the past six years, Horry County Schools has offered supplemental online courses during the school year and summer to middle and high schoolers, all at no charge to the student. Course offerings include core classes such as Algebra and history, and electives such as journalism and computer programming. Students take the summer online courses to get ahead or make up after falling behind during the school year.

Most summer enrollments are middle school students who want to finish their high school computer science credit early, said Edi Cox, executive director of online learning for the district.

“Some students just want to get it out of the way so they have time to take other elective courses when they’re actually in high school,” Cox said.