My daughter has just completed a very satisfactory 7th grade year at AZVA. This school provides a solid academic curriculum with enormous flexibility to support each individual child's strengths and weaknesses and encourage them to progress at their own level and speed. Our biggest concern before she enrolled, the lack of opportunities to make new friends, has been less of a problem than expected, and when the students do get together they really enjoy each other's company. There's no teasing or bullying at this school! Next year, my daughter is being encouraged to take several High School courses (for high school credit) while still in the 8th grade. We have been very impressed with all of the AZVA teachers and administrators. They are unfailingly supportive and willing to work with our special requests.
I like it because i can pick the time i want to do the work. and i have my mom to help me
I disagree with the previous folks...I do believe this is home-schooling. By definition ~ YOU as a parent are schooling them with provided materials at HOME. I have 3 kids in this program and we love it and appreciate the accountability that it provides compared to homeschooling on your own. The kids have been able to test out of subjects they already were skilled in and stay in a lower place for whatever the other subjects are. I have done it both ways ~ but this is homeschooling. We love it and will continue to do it.
AZVA is a great option for people looking to 'school at home'. This is not to be confused as 'homeschooling'. Your child will be considered a public charter school student. This is a very important distinction to keep in mind. For those who have actually homeschooled, being accountable in the way that is required may be a bit annoying. However, the flexibility within a traditional school year is great. You can truly school anytime of day. You do need to meet the daily hour requirements and number of days in school. The best part of this program is the curriculum and the set up on the computer. It is fantastic! It is light years above what many public school require.
AZVA has an awesome, very comprehensive curriculum. The materials and manipulatives are top notch. Kids can do school in the comfort of their own home and have more freedom to schedule their time around other extra curricular activities. Art and music are both included, but we didn't really care for the music program and art wasn't as fun as we had hoped. But that is our opinion - and our experience during our first year homeschooling. One parent has to commit full involvement in teaching their kids. One negative we found was too many administrative tasks, in addition to just trying to teach (and having to first learn each lesson prior to trying to teach it!). Compound that with multiple siblings and still try to maintain a home just got the best of us. It's a great program but we'll be trying something different next year.
Arizona Virtual Academy charter school is a home based not 'home schooling'. The parents and teachers partner together to give students the best education available. They have a rigorous curriculm that is unmatched by any. If the program is used as intended, it is impossible for the students to fail. I am a parent and a teacher for this school. My son loves it.
AZVA has helped me and my boys get back on track with reading & math. Instead of concentrating on their behavior problems, we got to concentrate on the curriculim. If this is a first time for any parent homeschooling their child, this is the school to go with. They provide the materials and computer. All you have to do is read what is on the screen to the kids! It's that easy!
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