How much does online school cost?
Before switching their children to online school, parents have many questions. For some, this way of educating students is brand new—and there are many misconceptions. Even knowing this, it is surprising to learn that one of the most common web searches about online school is “How much does it cost?”
Parents are pleased to discover that Connections Academy®–supported online schools are actually public schools. Typically, a public virtual school is sponsored by an organization such as a school district or a state board of education. Just like at your local bricks-and-mortar public school, there is no cost to parents—the schools are 100% tuition-free.
In addition to being tuition-free, public online school provides families with free texts and other learning materials, which are shipped to the home. Depending upon the school, texts may be either digital or traditional books.
Some sponsoring organizations may also provide a free computer and printer to use while students are enrolled in the online school. Whether using a loaned school computer or their own, families connect to additional resources via the Internet, including people such as teachers, school counselors, and administrators, as well as the curriculum, multimedia lessons, educational tools, the grade book, and technical support.
Parents do need to provide the usual school supplies (notepads, pens, pencils, printer cartridges, etc.) that need replenishing during the school year. They may also pay extra to attend one of the many optional field trips available. These outings are a great way to bring learning to life. Field trips and other in-person school events are also an excellent opportunity to meet other families who wish to socialize or form study groups.
While the tuition associated with online public school may be free, many families report that the rewards of participating in their child’s learning is priceless. To learn more, visit www.ConnectionsAcdemy.com.