How Virtual School Works for Military Families

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  1. Caryn French says:

    HI, we are a military family that was just stationed overseas. My son is a rising senior and this move did not come at an ideal time in his life.  We are exploring virtual high school for his remaining four credits of high school. Has anyone out there had experience with this type of program? I am specifically worried about the quality of education and of course I need to know that by doing his senior year online, he is competitive when applying to colleges.  I have researched the school we are interested in (University of Texas – UT High School) and they seem to be accredited by the Department of Education which I know is a must when looking for online schooling options.  
    Thank you for any help you can provide.

  2. Michelle says:

    @Caryn French, my son is currently in high school. We started with University of Nebraska HS in 9th grade. Over this past summer, he has been talking with college and team recruiters. The fact that he is virtual school has actually been a bonus in his interviews. In telling his story, recruiters have said that he shows responsibility, the ability to communicate, and maturity that they don’t always see in ‘brick and mortar’ students. Virtual school allows a student to begin to develop college level life skills like organizing, scheduling and communicating with adults and teachers more effectively. Hope this helps.
    – In most of his interview follow ups, I would say he is being considered over his ‘brick & mortar’ counterparts.

    • Michelle says:

      I wanted to add, we switched to Connections Academy for both of my students. The social connections with peers and teachers at Connections was better quality and quantity than University of NE. Both were accredited.

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