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Table 10.  Percentage of public schools that offered various programs, by state: 2003–04

State Programs with special instructional approaches Talented/Gifted program or honors courses A program in which at least half of the core subjects are taught in a foreign language   Advanced placement (AP) courses for college credit International Baccalaureate (IB)   Specialized career academy   Distance
learning
course(s)
 
United States  22.4 68.9 4.0   16.2 0.7   6.4   12.2  
                       
Alabama  13.8 76.7 0.8 ! 15.2 0.5 ! 5.1   8.7  
Alaska  35.8 56.7 4.8   15.7 0.3 ! 1.7 ! 34.7  
Arizona  28.8 71.2 2.5   11.1 0.2 ! 4.9   8.2  
Arkansas  22.7 93.5 1.5 ! 32.1 0.3 ! 11.2   19.0  
California  20.8 63.5 7.9   11.5 1.1 ! 7.5   5.7  
                       
Colorado  19.9 72.8 2.8 ! 13.1 1.0   5.3   10.3  
Connecticut  29.6 55.5 4.7   15.7 0.2 ! 4.0   5.0  
Delaware  18.9 78.5 3.5   15.5 2.4 ! 4.8   5.3  
District of Columbia  44.2 29.7 2.2   11.7 #   12.8   7.8  
Florida  29.8 65.3 3.0   13.8 2.2 ! 12.9   12.3  
                       
Georgia  14.7 91.3 1.2 ! 15.9 0.8 ! 5.2   8.0  
Hawaii  26.1 88.1 12.2   16.8 #   8.9   23.7  
Idaho  23.1 67.4 1.3 ! 16.4 #   9.3   21.1  
Illinois  17.5 61.7 4.0   8.7 0.4   4.0   10.9  
Indiana  20.8 63.1 1.2 ! 17.2 #   5.5   10.4  
                       
Iowa  15.5 98.4 0.7 ! 23.3 #   8.3   23.3  
Kansas  17.4 83.6 #   11.1 #   3.2   18.8  
Kentucky  41.1 84.3 2.8 ! 20.2 #   6.3   12.9  
Louisiana  24.9 74.8 2.1 ! 12.5 #   8.2   11.4  
Maine  17.1 53.5 1.6 ! 17.4 #   5.2   13.5  
                       
Maryland  14.4 65.9 1.6 ! 12.9 0.9   8.2   3.7  
Massachusetts  19.2 27.3 3.6 ! 15.8 1.3 ! 3.5   4.3  
Michigan  26.2 43.0 1.4 ! 12.8 0.3 ! 6.4   17.0  
Minnesota  26.3 54.7 1.5   15.4 0.6 ! 3.8   14.3  
Mississippi  12.2 76.6 0.4 ! 13.4 #   8.3   12.3  
                       
Missouri  23.6 62.8 #   23.5 0.2 ! 9.5   11.2  
Montana  24.7 54.0 0.4 ! 22.1 #   4.9   13.5  
Nebraska  22.2 61.6 0.7   16.9 0.1 ! 3.4   31.2  
Nevada  14.9 70.3 3.2   9.9 0.6 ! 3.0   11.4  
New Hampshire  18.0 37.2 #   16.5 #   7.1   9.5  
                       
New Jersey  21.5 77.5 3.5   13.4 0.6 ! 5.4   10.3  
New Mexico  22.7 74.4 20.5   16.9 #   3.9   16.0  
New York  26.2 59.1 8.4   22.5 2.0   9.4   9.7  
North Carolina  20.0 88.6 0.9   15.2 1.9 ! 7.9   11.8  
North Dakota  10.2 27.9 0.9 ! 22.3 #   5.0   39.2  
                       
Ohio  10.3 73.9 0.5 ! 15.6 #   4.8   15.7  
Oklahoma  18.5 91.5 0.7   27.5 0.2   8.3   19.7  
Oregon  31.8 65.9 3.8   15.6 0.8 ! 4.1   12.6  
Pennsylvania  24.6 84.9 1.6 ! 17.8 0.2 ! 5.3   7.0  
Rhode Island  17.7 53.0 1.9 ! 13.4 1.2 ! 5.7   3.5 !
                       
South Carolina  15.2 84.6 4.4   18.0 4.0   10.9   9.9  
South Dakota  19.1 36.9 #   28.4 0.8 ! 5.2   39.2  
Tennessee  13.2 72.9 1.2 ! 14.1 #   8.6   3.5  
Texas  31.5 85.2 11.4   19.8 1.3 ! 6.3   13.9  
Utah  18.4 44.4 4.5   11.4 #   4.6   11.2  
                       
Vermont  22.3 28.5 #   18.3 #   3.9   11.3  
Virginia  17.0 82.2 2.2 ! 16.9 1.4 ! 6.3   9.9  
Washington  28.7 51.8 8.5   18.5 #   3.7   9.7  
West Virginia  16.3 77.3 3.4 ! 14.7 0.3 ! 8.5   21.6  
Wisconsin  27.6 66.0 3.4   21.9 0.3 ! 2.0   21.3  
Wyoming  19.7 38.8 0.8 ! 10.6 1.4   2.1   13.5  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
NOTE: The Schools and Staffing Survey School questionnaires define specialized career academy as a multi-year curriculum that integrates academic and vocational courses, organized around broad career areas.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School Data File, 2003–04.

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