Online schools are gaining popularity because they offer students a high-quality education and additional benefits that are simply not possible in a traditional brick-and-mortar school.
Today, we are going to dive into exactly what the benefits are for students who attend online schools and get an in-depth idea of why so many students are making the switch.
Benefits of Schools That are 100% Online:
Flexibility That Opens More Doors
Online schools give students more flexibility in their schedules so they can accomplish other goals in life. Aspiring athletes, actors, artists, and students with more extracurricular activities can flourish because they have the time that’s necessary to accomplish their goals while they also complete their education. They can easily fit everything into their calendars and adjust appointments and assignments as needed to successfully complete everything.
More Family Time
Students who attend online schools get to spend more time with their families – especially when parents, guardians, or other family members have professions that require a lot of traveling – like military families. It’s also great for students who are not living near a traditional school and it would be difficult to get to and from the schools.
Personalized Learning and Customized Curriculum
At traditional brick-and mortar schools, class sizes are a lot larger and therefore, the ratio of student to teacher is a lot larger than at online schools. Moreover, at online schools, students have more room to customize their learning experiences and, often, build the schedule they want. Students even get to learn at their own pace – whether that be faster than the average student or a little slower.
Comfortable Learning Environment with Fewer Distractions
It’s much easier for school lessons to get off track in a traditional school than an online school. Larger class sizes mean greater chances of distractions for students, especially when behavioral issues arise in the traditional classroom setting. Bullying is also more likely to happen in traditional schools, negatively affecting students’ ability to learn. Online learning, on the other hand, allows students to fully concentrate on the lesson plan. Socializing with friends and peers happen outside of that, giving students boundaries within their education. Plus, with online schools, students get to enjoy more comfortable learning environments because they don’t have to sit in rigid desks all day. They can find a comfortable place to study and complete their online courses and assignments.
When it comes to a student’s education, consider all your options and make sure they are receiving the best. No two students are the same, and because of that, they can truly benefit from customized learning experiences.
At Venture International Academy, it’s our mission to provide parents and students grades 6-12 choice in their online learning experience while we prepare students to be college, career and life ready.