The Benefits of Online Schoolingby Kevin Smith Author
Knowledge is power. The educational system
attempts to give students the wonderful power of knowledge, but not all
students are created equally. In a system that cannot possibly accommodate
every student, some fall through the cracks. But, with the rising popularity of
online schools, more and more students are receiving the chance to thrive just
like their peers. Virtual schools are helping students from a child in Seattle
with a learning disability to a working adult looking to get an online high
school diploma in Atlanta.
Traditional schooling has many drawbacks,
especially for students that deal with disabilities, illnesses, busy lives, or
life circumstances that are less than ideal. Online schools eliminate many of
Controllable Learning Environment
Schools are often hectic places. Students
can be rowdy, noisy, and listless. Even a class of well-behaved students can
seem chaotic when there are too many of them, as is often the case in
overcrowded classrooms. Students who are easily distracted or who need quiet to
work become overwhelmed and frustrated when in these environments. Online
schools break free of the traditional classroom. Any place with a computer and
internet access can become a classroom. Students can work in the quiet of their
own home, where the number of distractions can be controlled more easily.
The flexibility of online schools extends
to time as well as place. Students can take on lessons at their own pace,
focusing on really learning the material instead of rushing to learn it just
well enough to pass an impending test. This also gives more freedom and peace
of mind to students who may have dealt with attendance problems at traditional
schools. Students who are often sick have time to focus on recovering from
their illnesses instead of worrying about falling behind on their schoolwork.
The flexible schedule of online schools is
also convenient for students who have jobs, including those who dropped out of
school and want to get their diploma instead of a GED. Many virtual schools
gladly accept these students.
As the icing on the cake, many virtual
schools are free. As long as the student has access to the internet, many
online schools will accept them.
Online schools offer all the benefits of
traditional schooling but take away many of the issues schools have. Students
attending online schools have the freedom to learn how they want and when they
want. Whether the student is attempting to get an online high school diploma in Atlanta or
get through middle school in Indianapolis, a virtual school can help them
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