Online school websites are everywhere. Every state has them. Some are private, some public, some charter (either public or private), and some umbrella group home schools. With all these options, it's easy for parents to become confused on the options available for alternative education formats. [Read more…]
Ah, the cool, crisp weather and falling leaves. Fall is here again. Now's a great chance to enjoy the beauty of autumn with your online student before the winter snows traps you both indoors. Learning doesn't just happen in lessons. The most memorable learning often happens in a spontaneous, hands-on way and online learning gives you this flexibility!
School can be awkward. Making friends can even be more so. If making friends with peers is a challenge for your learner, you can help him boost confidence as a parent. After all, you likely can remember back to the time you didn't know anyone in class and walking the hallway was a lonely experience, right?
Online high school is a great option for alternative schooling. Online schools for grades K-12 offer convenience, flexibility, and the ability earn a high school diploma from home. All these benefits are convincing more and more students to ditch the rigid traditional school format for a more student-centric model of education. [Read more…]
Today, many parents are considering more alternative forms of education, including online schools and homeschools. While the reasons for pursuing alternatives vary depending on each child's situation, many parents discover the same foundational reasons for switching from a traditional form of academic learning to a home-based approach.
Here are a few of the most common reasons parents choose to do school at home:
Whether you're considering homeschooling or using an online school, both alternative forms of schooling require parents to be more involved. However, many parents find that the freedoms and flexibility they provide their student are well worth the effort, time, and money. To help you choose the best educational choice for your student's learning needs, here's a quick parent's guide of the major differences between online schools and homeschools: