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12 Rounds: Virtual Vs. Brick and Mortar

Katharine Greene is a teacher at Arkansas Virtual Academy.

As a virtual teacher I often hear the same questions from people I know. Questions such as, “Are you even a real teacher?”, “What do you actually do?” and “How easy is your job?” really bring me down. I worked at a typical brick and mortar school prior to Arkansas Virtual Academy, and yes, there are a lot of differences. However, if I could put those two versions of myself in a boxing ring to settle which was the better teacher, I am not sure brick and mortar me would be able to hang in for all 12 rounds.

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CAVA Student Wins 2016 Nickelodeon Halo Award for Volunteerism

Jonas Corona (left) receiving Halo Award from host, Nick Cannon (right).

Written by Savannah Norton

Jonas Corona is an inspirational California Virtual Academy (CAVA) student who has been giving back to his community since he was 4-years-old. This past weekend, he was one of four recipients of the 2016 Nickelodeon HALO Award.

At just 13-year-old, Jonas’ passion for helping others has grown into his own non-profit organization, Love in the Mirror (LITM) that helps disadvantaged children and their families in his community.

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iCademy Artist Commissions Artwork in Nation's Capital

Written by Savannah Norton 

Julia Chon is a budding 16-year-old artist who already has her creations hanging in some of Washington, D.C.’s trendiest restaurants.

Virtual school has provided Julia – an 11th grader at K12 International Academy (iCademy) – with a flexible school setting, allowing her the opportunity to explore her artistic passion. It is also proving to be good preparation for the “real world” by teaching her the importance of project and time management. She enrolled in iCademy in 9th grade.

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In His Own Words: Hudson Ortize Travels the World Thanks to IDVA


Hudson Ortize is in his sixth year at Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA). The 11th grader recently returned from his third trip to Israel with his father’s church tour. He checks in to talk about his travels and how online schooling has given him the ability to travel the world without falling behind in his classes. 


Over the last six years, I have traveled to London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Kenya and IsraelI have had the ability to take all of these trips during the school year thanks to the schedule flexibility provided by IDVA. I enjoy the fact that I can work ahead in my classes so I can travel, having already completed my schoolwork. I have also learned to take responsibility for my own work to stay on track. 

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Top 5 Reasons I am Thankful that I teach in an Online School

Lauren Weber is the Social Studies Department Chair at the Insight School of Kansas.

As the holidays grow near I am reminded of the fact that I have a lot to be thankful and grateful for and the opportunity I have to teach in online school is high up on that list.