Online High School: A Student's Perspective
I came across this blog post written by one of our students, Angie S., sharing her experience attending high school at Minnesota Virtual Academy.
What really captured my attention was the following excerpt where she shares how the program works for her and other students she knows--
I was really happy to find out how flexible this school was. I didn’t have to sit bored at school for the rest of the day when I finished my work. Also I only had to work until I finished my work and have the rest of the day to do what I want. Not only did I have the option to work during the day now I could do my home work at night at my own pace. If I had something going on two days out of the week I could make up that work during the weekend or do it ahead of time. There have been many students in my classes who wanted more time for sports which they now have with this school and others have moved alot or gone on vacations all the time and are happy because they can take their work with them. It’s just like a regular school except my schedule is up to me.
Angie isn't saying that her school responsibilites can be taken lightly in favor of creating a care-free schedule, but it can definitely be adjusted to fit the very different needs of our diverse community of students. And that is one of the things I think is so great about seeing blog posts like this - more families are able to learn about options available to them outside of the traditional brick and mortar school so they can make the right choice for their children and family.
Read more of Angie's post by visiting: Angie Skutevik: Minnesota Virtual Academy High School an awesome education.
And a big THANKS goes out to Angie herself, for taking the time to share her experience!