Homeschool to Online Learning: An Easy Transition
If your student is homeschooled now and you are considering a switch to an online school, you may wonder how easily your children will adapt to the change. While there will be some differences, most families who switch say that virtual school provides many of the same lifestyle benefits that homeschoolers enjoy, plus a few additional perks they hadn’t thought about!
For Arianna Kurtz, a previously homeschooled student, now an online high school freshman at Arizona Connections Academy, the change was easy. She continues doing school at home, at her own pace, while enjoying quality time with her mother. She still has a flexible schedule. Plus, now Arianna can complete her classwork anywhere the family travels!
Arianna has discovered that she appreciates having a different teacher for each class, and being able to chat online with teachers and classmates. She likes attending in-person field trips, having the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school, and being a member of the National Junior Honor Society. Arianna also loves having her lessons online, so she doesn’t need to pack heavy books when traveling.
As an online student, Arianna has the freedom to travel and perform with her band. To see her onstage and hear what she has to say about her transition to online school, take a look at her entertaining video.
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If your family switched from homeschool to online school, please tell us how you managed the transition. Share your ideas and suggestions in the comments below.