Our child just finished the fifth year at Stanford OHS and we have never heard of the school asking for any definitely amount of contribution. Contributions to the school are totally voluntary. Our child has never encountered any mean schoolmates, not to say that it is not possible but most kids at OHS are polite, their energy is put to use at learning, not to be mean. OHS is a school for students that are interested in learning and they have the excellent professors to nurture and expand their minds and knowledge. If your child works hard there, they will be great thinkers, extremely skilled, well prepared for college, and will be standout students wherever they go. Courses at OHS might have the same title as other schools but they are much more advanced.
Parents at the online high school are asked to contribute up to 100% of the tuition as donations towards the annual fund, so that tuition figure will go up just like at any other private school. they don't tell you that upfront.
Our son goes here. We were looking for RIGOROUS academics, didn't need sports or other extra-curriculars (this school doesn't offer that - we do all that on our own elsewhere). But in terms of being a simply TOUGH school to get in to and actually go to, just get through the daily academics - Intend on your kids spending a MINIMUM of 10 hours a week doing outside work for each and every class (that doesn't include time spent in class), otherwise they won't be right for the OHS. The kids here are the next Steve Jobs/Zukerberg/Gates etc. SATs are amazing - our 2400 kid fits right in. Only downside is limited opportunities for social interaction, mostly online. And yes, kids online can be plenty mean, just like any other school, so be warned. If you're looking for seriously hard academics, go here. For a "complete" one-stop package, go somewhere else. OHS IS pricey (especially if you have to pick up ECs outside school) so figure out what exactly your kids need before applying, and if they're ready to devote that much time.
Easily the most rigorous and thoughtful academic curriculum I have ever seen. the high school coursework surpasses the first two years of most universities. The teachers are impressive and the work load just right--no waste or busy-work assignments. While the amount of work to do each day is considerable, it does not appear to be unnecessarily burdensome as one finds in many schools. Hardwork and smartwork are rewarded. The school's support apparati are excellent and very much reflective of their stated mission. What could be better? Nothing obvious.
The OHS is a rigorous school with professors that are extremely advanced in their fields. The sense of community is amazing!
They would accept any students who could afford it. EPGY is not interested in education, but profits.
Great school for strong students. Very rigorous academics and a vibrant, engaged and supportive group of educators and students. Excellent choice for a fantastic high-school education that prepares students extremely well for college.
Excellent school for gifted independent learners. Great community. Lots of academic opportunities. Great teachers! University level education.
Outstanding professors. Academically demanding. And, thanks to being online, portable and flexible. This is a great option for self-motivated kids who need an academic challenge. Student body is based world-wide, wonderfully diverse, yet classes are small and professors give students personal attention. Highly recommended for gifted children.
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