Why Virtual Schooling Is A Great Option for Your Child’s Education
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Choosing the right form of education for your child is one of the most important (and probably one of the most challenging) decisions that any parent or guardian will have to make. There are so many options to choose from, including brick-and-mortar public schools, charter schools, Catholic schools, and more.
On top of those options, there are now even more with nontraditional education, such as homeschooling, virtual schooling, unschooling, and deschooling. This makes the decision even harder.
Before we get into this blog, we want to stress that whatever option you choose, make sure that it works for you and your family’s situation. We’re firm believers in nontraditional education, but we also understand that this may not be for everyone.
While we’re on the topic of nontraditional education, let’s take a look at the benefits of virtual schooling:
One of the main reasons that many families switch to virtual schooling is because it allows for greater flexibility. There are some families that move around for job-related reasons or their child may participate in rigorous extra-curricular activities. Another reason may be that the family lives in a secluded area and the nearest school is too far to travel to.
Virtual schooling allows children to take their education anywhere they go without having to stress about getting to a physical classroom. All you’d need is a laptop (which we can provide)!
Furthermore, many virtual schools allow families to choose what times work best for their children to learn. Since everyday may look extremely different for them, the child may not be able to learn in a fixed period of time. This means that one day, they may need to take courses during the day and the next they may need to take courses at night.
Virtual schooling tends to accommodate each student’s schedule and allows them to pick up right where they left off.
Personalization is another great benefit of virtual schooling. Many virtual schools offer a wider selection of courses, many that aren’t offered in a traditional brick-and-mortar. These may include several electives, like coding, languages, or career-readiness courses in different disciplines.
Many children have interests in subjects that aren’t widely available in traditional schools, which can limit their learning experience. Virtual schooling allows students to explore their interests while getting a well-rounded education.
Personalization increases student engagement and motivation because they’ll start looking forward to what they’re learning. They’ll also be more likely to continue their education and learning beyond high school and even college.
It’s important to understand that while there are several benefits to virtual schooling, it may not be for everyone. We encourage you to try it out, but ultimately you should choose the option that works best for you and your family. Remember: each family’s situation and needs are unique.
Whether virtual schooling or engaging in any other type of nontraditional education, Strike Hope is here to help!
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