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Homeschooling: What parents are saying about their experience in 2020

Homeschooling: What parents are saying about their experience in 2020

The 2020 school year has not been anything like we expected. Although we are definitely seeing a few silver linings, such as the flexibility of digital learning and the opportunity to spend more time with their students, many families are growing increasingly frustrated.

There are several aspects of the virtual learning experience that have become challenging. For some of you, these frustrations may sound familiar and hit close to home.

“My straight A student is now failing with virtual learning.”

“My student is required to complete six hours of schoolwork each day!”

“My student has too much coursework.”

“If virtual learning is going to continue, I would like to find a more established program that is more organized.”

“There is too much transitioning between in-person learning and online learning. I want to find an option for my student so they can focus on virtual courses until they are able to attend school full-time in person again.”

“I want to add or supplement my student’s online/virtual learning with a few additional courses they don’t have access to through their school.”

We regularly hear these comments from parents about their experience with their school’s virtual or hybrid learning program. And these frustrations have led many families to pursue different options to either fully support or supplement their student’s online learning experience this school year.

How do I enroll in online school?

Once a family decides to make a change or to add an online course or two to their student’s schedule, it can be overwhelming sifting through all of the online options out there.

And understanding how to make the transition to an online private school can feel like one more change on top of all of the other changes your student is experiencing right now.

Parents want to understand how their student will adjust to an online private school and if their credits will be accepted.

Fortunately, ALVS makes it easy to enroll in just one online course or to transition to full-time virtual school.

Many schools have become increasingly open to accepting credits, particularly from online schools such as Apex Learning Virtual School (ALVS).

ALVS is nationally accredited by Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), a division of Cognia, and approved by respected organizations like the NCAA, the University of California, and the College Board®. You can also use the ALVS Credit form to confirm your student’s eligibility for credits.

Yes, your student will work independently, but they are definitely not alone. Certified teachers, online tutors, and school counselors are all available to provide guidance and offer support as your student adjusts to ALVS.

Your student can enroll as a full-time student in our online high school or online middle school. We customize graduation and learning plans according to the needs and schedule of your student.

Or your student can take individual courses for high school to earn credits toward graduation requirements, improve a grade, or accelerate. We also offer middle school courses for students who want to get ahead. Your student can start anytime during the school year.

To get started, or learn more about your options with ALVS, visit:

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