Online public schools vs regular homeschooling?

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Online vs. homeschool

Postby LisaG » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:49 am

We homeschooled all three of my children up until middle school. At that point, we enrolled them in an online school. We were VERY hesitant at first, but it has been a blessing. The program is fantastic, their teachers help my children when they need it, and they handle all the grading and record keeping. I review everything and follow my children through their online portal that give me real time stats on their attendance, grades, and feedback. I can monitor all communication between my children and their staff. The program is interactive and my children enjoy it. I also provide face to face lessons in addition to the work they do online to supplement the curriculum. It is working great for us. My eldest daughter is a senior this year and was just accepted to Brown. If you are looking for a quality program

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Online school

Postby Cindyjwilliams » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:27 pm

Lisa, on your recommendation, we enrolled in American High School and so far, it has been a great experience. They have made it so easy for us. They requested our transcripts and determined what we need to graduate. Then, they helped us set our schedule and provided an hour long orientation. Every time I have needed help so far, we have been able to Skype with the teacher who has spent so much time tutoring my daughter. We had always spoke of homeschooling our children, but we never really thought we could do it. This has been such a great experience, I can't recommend it enough. Try them out

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Homeschooling vs online

Postby Jackie4776 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:57 pm

We have done all types of schools. Private, Public, Homeschool and Online School. We started out in public schools up until the third grade and then went private. For the amount of money we were spending, the school wasn't so much better than the public school in our district. With no other options, we decided to homeschool for the rest of elementary school and middle. Unfortunately, when my son started taking classes like physics and trigonometry, we were unable to guide him as well as we would like. We looked into a virtual school who provided teachers to assist. He got the tutoring he needed, they handled the record keeping(load off us) and we had the peace of mind knowing this was a SACS accredited program. Online Schools can compliment what you are doing already and add some value to your program.

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Re: Online public schools vs regular homeschooling?

Postby eipcs » Thu May 17, 2018 12:21 pm

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Re: Online public schools vs regular homeschooling?

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Re: Online public schools vs regular homeschooling?

Postby tracy18 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:24 am

Online is good for certifications but children need to go to school so that they could get along with the other children.

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Re: Online public schools vs regular homeschooling?

Postby wintermelisa » Wed May 22, 2019 2:01 am

I guess my list of pros and cons will help you to realize what do you need:[list=][/list]
Homeschooling Fact: More family time spent on homeschooling.
You have a more direct role in your child’s daily learning.
You have the satisfaction that your children are learning, developing skills, and maturing in a way that aligns to your goals and values.
Build stronger relationships with your children.
You have to plan school-time and activities and handle the administrative work of being a teacher.
Less time each day for yourself.
Potential for more stress and fatigue by taking on parenting and teacher responsibilities.
Homeschooling Fact: More money dedicated to education in homeschooling.
You can use vacations and other activities as part of your homeschool curriculum.
Purchasing bundled learning packets can help with budgeting and ultimately help reduce costs.
Your kid won't order assignments from different academic essay writing services
Dedicating time to homeschooling can mean a loss of income or reduced time working.
Need to tighten your family’s spending.
Homeschooling Fact: Team sports options change for homeschoolers.
Your children can still participate in recreational leagues, amateur leagues, attend local homeschool sports classes, or create their own sports leagues.
Most school districts do not allow homeschoolers to participate in public school sports teams.
Homeschooling Fact: More time for community involvement.
Less distraction from students who do not value learning allows for greater achievement
Homeschool students often show a greater pride in their own achievements, as they are self-motivated.
More time to be involved in the community whether through volunteer opportunities or community projects.
Children lose some social interaction with peers.

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