Virtual charter an option when one-size school doesn’t fit all – Nathan Currie

Why would students choose to go to school online?

As a superintendent of a tuition-free virtual public charter school, this question comes up a lot. Why would children choose to go to school online? 

For so long, students have had one option – their local brick-and-mortar school – but schools of thought around education have evolved to understand that learning is not one size fits all, and while traditional school might be a great fit for some students, others learn better in a different environment.

Take for instance Madison Kimrey, a high school student at North Carolina Connections Academy. Previously homeschooled, Madison was seeking an education option with diverse courses and the support of teachers. Her research led her to North Carolina Connections Academy where she found that the course catalog provided a range of core courses and unique electives, and fulfilled requirements for colleges she plans on applying to.

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