You hear more about virtual schools everyday and with all that’s going on in brick and mortar schools, it’s no wonder. The purpose of school is to educate children, not to provide them with a platform for bullying and mayhem. If children are afraid to go to school because of bullies, shootings and the like, one of the best alternatives is online schooling.
Education At Your Fingertips
Nearly every home has internet access today. More and more companies are recognizing the need for online schools that will provide children with a solid education that can take them through to college level classes. Even college level classes are offered online.
Quality education is only a few clicks away and many of the class programs are offered free through local school districts, virtual academy’s and other similar venues.
Instead of dealing with less than stellar seating arrangements in the classrooms where a bully sits by your child, the child can’t see the board or feels left out, virtual schools offer children a different option for learning. From the comfort of a child’s own home he or she can sign into classes and learn without distraction.
Many students excel in one topic, and suffer greatly in another. Online learning offers such a child the opportunity to finely tune their skills and work on a subject until the understand it completely. If they are struggling, more help is available for them to improve upon their skills. If they excel, they can advance to the next level without having to wait for the class to catch up thus finishing requirements sooner in many cases.
Individualized Learning Plans
Ballerina’s, Olympic bound athletes, actors and actresses often take advantage of such individualized learning opportunities. Using programs on the computer these children can focus on what they love while getting the educations they need to function in society once they retire from their current jobs. They have time to practice and work while still learning and fulfilling the state requirements of education. Many go on to earn college degrees using just this method alone.
Often socialization is a concern of children learning in this fashion. If children are connected in any way to a youth group, structured class such as ballet or sports, recitals for music etc. then they are being socialized and there is no need to worry.