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Old 05-12-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Anyone have experience with this school? Considering it for my rising 8th grader and 4th grader. 4th grader is dyslexic so is at lower level still and 8th grader is more "accelerated".
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:53 PM
 
Location: In my playhouse.
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Is this a service available to home schoolers? I know that some schools are using virtual classrooms for certain subjects. I was visiting with a teacher last week that is in charge of the students taking these classes at her school. She was very positive about the benefits for the students. This service would be fabulous for home schoolers.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
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no, its not a service for homeschoolers. It is a public school.
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:28 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Well...It's awfully close to homeschooling only you don't have parents doing the teaching: Arkansas Virtual Academy
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: In my playhouse.
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I think this is an excellent opportunity that is going to meet a variety of needs. The teacher I talked with is working with advanced math students. I don't remember the number of students - it was small - but they were taking online classes that they would not have been able to take. This was happening in a public school.

If you wanted to keep your student at home I think you could still take advantage of this service. Students that have parents that travel a great deal would also benefit. My problem with home schooling is the lack of advanced classes that go beyond a parents skill.

The important thing is to meet the students needs. Some students need to be fed advanced classes as fast as they can finish each one. Other students need to have information presented to them in various ways until the right method clicks. Our classrooms can't be all these things in one classroom with one teacher teaching - the old fashion way!

jmfnme, this seems to be a perfect fit for your children. If you decide to use this, please post back later on in time and let us know your thoughts on this service.
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