The Bend La Pine School District is expanding its online classes. Currently, classes for middle and high school students are offered, but the district will be adding classes for younger students starting next year. Bend La Pine Superintendent of Schools Ron Wilkinson says the district realized it had to keep up with the times. “We think as we go along down the road, all students will take some kind of online course. We looked at what colleges are doing and we wanted to stay cutting edge. This is one of those things where the world is wide open. So our first step is to offer K-12.” The expanded classes will be called Bend La Pine Online. It used to be called the Virtual Instruction Program.