With the increase of online learning in recent years, demand for virtual public schooling is climbing.
Here are a few data points to consider:
Different families have different reasons for switching to online school. When considering online versus traditional schools, parents often choose remote learning so they can:
- Tailor their students’ curriculum as an alternative to a “one-size-fits-all” program, one that will enable kids to pursue personal academic passions, challenge gifted learners to push themselves, and provide time for students who struggle to realize their full potential.
- Shape the daily school schedule to fit their family’s needs instead of having to work around the rigid daily schedules of traditional schools, which allows students to learn at their own pace and ensures all students get the most out of their learning experience.
- Provide a safe, inviting learning experience that supports academic achievement and values parental input.
Faith, a Connections Academy® parent, sums up why so many families are turning to tuition-free online public schools as a positive alternative to traditional education:
“We were just no longer happy with the environment and ‘cookie cutter’ style our in-person public school provided. Not every child is made the same or learns the same way or at the same speed as everyone else. Issues with bullying and safety also became a concern.”
Parents like Faith are realizing the valuable, tangible benefits that online schools offer, including the control they have over their child’s learning environment, personalizing an accredited curriculum that promotes students’ academic and personal growth, and customizing the school day to support their child’s individual learning needs.