Although many parents believe that sending their child to a private school is better than sending them to public school, the truth is that it entirely depends on what is best for each child. If you’re looking to make the switch from private school to public online school, or are even just considering your options, here are some key questions to be asking as you consider which is a good fit and why an online public school may actually be the better option.
Consider The Environment
If you know that your child is considered an at-risk youth, you want to put them in an environment that can help set them up for success. Many times this means taking them out of situations where there is too much temptation for negativity and distractions (middle school and high school are ripe for this) and placing them in an environment where they can stay focused, have fun, and are set up for greater success. Many parents have found that public online school does just the trick, as it offers flexibility, one-on-one support, more time for extracurricular activities, and more.
Look at School Curriculum and Other Offerings
There are many important aspects you want to consider when scoping out school options. Here are some questions you’ll want to be sure to get answers to:
Is the school accredited? This is important when choosing a school because it helps determine whether or not a school meets or exceeds the minimum standards of quality. Attending a school with accreditation means that your child (and you) don’t have to worry about transferring classes to a new school should it be needed in your situation, and that upon graduation they will in fact graduate!
Does the school offer high-quality curriculum and resources? A robust curriculum is essential to ensuring that your child is learning to their maximum potential. At ICON, we have that and so much more. Not only do we have a robust curriculum, but it’s available 24/7 and is personalized individually for your child. Plus they get a free laptop to use during their time with ICON!
Are you ready for more involvement in your child’s education? You can be as involved in your child’s education as you want to be. Just because your child will be in online school doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to have to step in and take care of their curriculum. At ICON, we’ll take care of the education side of things in its entirety, and we’ll make sure your child is getting the best education they possibly can. All you have to do is make sure they show up!