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Category: How to Choose the Right Online School

The Pro’s and Con’s of Micro-Schools and Homeschool Pods

August 4th, 2020 in , , ,

Written by Ellen R.

Virtual schools are taking on several new formats as a result of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Micro-Schools are brick and mortar learning centers where small groups of students can “go to school” in a safe learning environment with adult supervision. Membership fees start at $250 month and tutoring fees start at $80 hour. Homeschool Pods are forming in neighborhoods all over the country. Organized and facilitated by parents, this option allows parents to take turns as the school facilitator. In this neighborhood option, there are usually no fees. Just neighbors being neighborly. Read more to learn 3 steps to choosing the right online curriculum for your children.

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Homeschool? Virtual School? Blended Learning? What are the Best Education Options for the 2020-21 School Year?

July 30th, 2020 in , , ,

Written by Ellen R.

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Are you feeling lost in the confusion over your school options for the 2020-21 school year? Many parents are being faced with making decisions about their child’s education that are confusing and overwhelming. School Districts are faced with developing a plan that will allow children to “go to school” safely. The reality is that there are still many unknown factors of the COVID-19 virus.

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How Can I Help My Child Succeed in High School?

July 24th, 2019 in , ,

Written by Steve R.

Success!

Steve, a parent of Whitmore School graduate, Alina, discusses why online high school was the best choice for Alina. Mastery learning, and a flexible schedule made all the difference in her success. Whitmore encourages students to take charge of their own education. Students work one-to-one with their teachers on every lesson.

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Can I Get Accepted into College with an Online High School Diploma?

March 18th, 2019 in , ,

Written by Rachel Y.

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Will I get into college?

I get asked this question a lot! Parents, students and all inquiring minds want to know. The short answer is YES, however, it may put your mind at ease by explaining why this is and providing more clarification. There is more than just getting accepted to college. It is important for your child be prepared for the rigors of college work. What is the educational approach of the online high school you are considering?  Are students pushed through their courses to meet semester deadlines, or do students work through their courses at the pace that is best for them? Are the assignments based on memorizing for multiple choice questions, or are students expected to read, research, and communicate their understanding through one-to-one interactions with their teacher?

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