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Back in 2002, when I was 15 and about to start my junior year of high school, California Virtual Academy opened its doors (so to speak). Among its first few hundred students was my younger sister, who was going into the first grade. Prior to that, my parents had experimented with a variety of homeschooling options with my brother and me, after it became clear that the brick and mortar elementary school I attended just wasn’t working for me. From independently homeschooling, to enrolling in a church homeschooling program, to starting a small private school co-op with other homeschooling families, we had seemingly tried it all.