I currently have two students using the K12 virtual curriculum. We were looking specifically for curriculum that could meet or surpass the high standards of the private school the children had previously attended. The K12 curriculum gave us just that. My younger child was able to complete an entire grade level in math and begin a new one before Christmas. She is thrilled to work at her own pace. To quote her, “Mom, now I don’t have to wait on everyone else.”
My older child was also previously a straight “A” student, but had to be reminded constantly to complete and turn in homework assignments. We no longer have this battle. She can see her results instantly when she completes an assignment. She has been able to change the order of her lessons to suit her. Somehow this program has removed the nagging burden from me. She is able to see a direct relationship between her completed work and her weekly goals.
The questions we are most often asked about are social activities. My children are still participating in sports, music and other activities with children their own ages. They have always been very outgoing and that has not changed at all. They will tell you that they do not feel isolated at all.
We are making a commitment to K12 for another year. We never know what the future opportunities will be, but at this moment, I can not imagine going back to a regular brick and mortar school.
The flexibility in scheduling accommodates medical issues without a child feeling left out or left behind.
One of my children had an emergency procedure during the first quarter. This would have created a snowball effect in a regular school, but as she was able to do a few lessons while in bed and then continue when she was well, she did not feel so lost. She simply did the next lesson.
This does require some organization and commitment on the part of the adults, but it is so much easier than I imagined.