If you’ve wondered what a typical day of virtual school is like, you’re not alone! In fact, many families ask us about how to make a schedule for online school. With online school, families get more flexibility with scheduling, as well as other benefits. In fact, one of the most delightful things about online public school is that there doesn’t have to be a typical day!
With online learning, parents and Learning Coaches (adults who support the student’s learning at home) have the flexibility to arrange daily school schedules to fit children’s needs and the family’s lifestyle. Naturally, there are some limits, such as regularly scheduled online classroom sessions and teacher conferences. But the ability to create a daily school schedule that works for you and your student is a primary benefit of enrolling in an online school.
From elementary school through high school, having a more flexible daily schedule might work to benefit your student. It’s true that in online high school, where courses can become more challenging, the number of fixed-schedule online classroom meetings increases. However, even with additional scheduled meetings, distance-learning families enjoy freedom from the typical “bell system” of traditional schools.
In this article, we provide elementary, middle, and high school schedule examples to give you a starting point to create your student’s customized school schedule—plus a free schedule printable to use for your student.