Six year old Zoe was frustrated with school. Already reading at a fifth grade level in the first grade, Zoe was regularly finished with her work well before the rest of her class. Rather than continue learning, she was told to color on the back of her worksheets until the rest of her class caught up. Despite her mom, Jennifer’s, frequent requests to her teacher that something be done, and offers to send supplemental work for her, nothing changed.
Though she’d only just begun her education, Zoe started each school day filled with dread, and ended it in tears. Zoe is an advanced learner, and unfortunately her experience in school is one that is all too common among gifted students.
Faced with the prospect of her bright, inquisitive daughter losing her passion for learning, Jennifer, took action. She enrolled Zoe in Escambia Virtual Academy, her local K12online school, and as she shares in our interview, the change has been remarkable.