Five Reasons Why Parents Choose Virtual Elementary School

How do you know if virtual elementary school is best for your young learner? Some of the main reasons parents give for choosing to send their elementary-aged children to a virtual school like Connections Academy include:

1. Easy Access

With a virtual school, you can eat breakfast with your child and then walk into the next room, turn on the computer, and begin the school day. This allows families to work around their schedule and spend more time together in a learning environment.

2. Frequent Parent–Teacher Communication

Much like in a traditional school, contacting your child’s teacher is easy. Virtual education teachers and parents communicate frequently by phone, through email, and in the online classroom. Teachers work closely with parents to make sure that each child gets the support he or she needs to learn and be successful in the virtual environment. Also, with online learning, notes and information are available at your fingertips.

3. Active Participation

Because your student will be working from the comfort of home or wherever Internet access is available, you, as a parent, have the ability to work closely with your child (and the teacher) while he or she learns to read and write, add and subtract, and more.

 

Every lesson, workbook page, storybook, and assignment is accessible by both the child and the parent. You can watch every step of your child’s growth, both physical and academic!

 

“A primary reason many parents give for sending their young children to virtual school is the desire to be an active participant in their child’s education and to have a positive effect on their child’s overall development,” says Bryan Klochack, our principal at Michigan Connections Academy.

4. Real-world Learning Opportunities

As with a traditional school, virtual school students have opportunities to participate in fun real-world learning activities with their classmates while on field trips. Additionally, virtual elementary school students can sign up to take a foreign language. As students grow, these classes will grow with them.

5. A Safe Learning Environment

From kindergarten through twelfth grade, students can learn from the comfort and safety of their homes at a virtual school. According to our recent Parent Satisfaction Survey, parents say that one of the reasons they chose a virtual school was to have their children learning in an environment that they felt was safe and comfortable.

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