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K-12
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Branson, CO
Students enrolled: 427
Before care: No
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101 Saddle Rock Dr
Branson, CO 81027

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(719) 946-5531
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October 22, 2014
Although I love the concept of public school at home, I think this school gets it all wrong. There is very little freedom for individual families to pursue their goals. That wouldn't be too bad if they had good teachers. This is our second and last year of trying to make this bad situation good. The only good thing to say about the teachers is that some of them are good, and even the bad ones are better than the administrators.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2014
My children have been with Branson for over 10 years now. We've had nothing but great teachers who have been wonderful in their teaching. When one of my children started having difficulty it was picked up on by two teachers and relayed back to his homeroom teacher who immediately set up a meeting with all teachers, my son and myself to get him on the right track. We have only had two teachers (out of 24 we've had) that were not great teachers. My 6th grader did very well with the two teachers she had and my 9th and 12th graders had excellent support from teachers and counselors. Online schooling isn't for everyone and those who enroll their kids should look closely at it and not go in blindly.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
Branson is a wonderful school which is unlike any other online program out there. Branson's teachers create their own curriculum that is aligned with state standards. Students receive individualized attention and instruction and teachers are invested in making the experience positive for each child. It is also a great place to work and allows teachers to balance their family and personal lives with work.

- submitted by a teacher
March 26, 2014
(What I thought I was getting? The flexibility of homeschool with the benefit of a strong curriculum.) What I got? Much less flexibility than homeschool with poor, pieced-together curricula. (What I thought I was getting? The support of excellent teachers.) What I got? One excellent teacher who knew her subjects and helped her students, and mostly awful teachers who knew less than their students and refused to be swayed by truth. (What I thought I was getting? A creative alternative to a bricks-and-mortar school.) What I got? A brick wall. (What they tell you is that just about everybody there loves it.) What they don t tell you is that there are a LOT of people who leave because they don t like it. There s a reason (um, actually many, many reasons) their rating is so low.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2014
Well, they certainly do not spend much money on curriculum for middle school students. The information they get is piecemeal, taken from various sources that are often in conflict with one another. An excellent teacher can work through that, but unfortunately my daughter does not even have a good teacher. As we near the end of the school year, I find myself realizing that my child got good grades but didn't really learn much of anything.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2013
Branson School Online is a wonderful alternative to public school. We have been with them for six years and find it to be great for our family. The good: elementary has a very set structure so it is easy to follow. the teachers (with a few exceptions) are pushing your kids to succeed, The gifted and talented programs is phenomenal, and there is the opportunity for concurrent enrollment. You will find that the teachers who care, really, really care. These teacher are what makes BSO such a great school. The Bad:As you get to junior high and high school the set structure begins to fade, and not in a good way. The kids find it hard to determine what is due during the week because there is a lack of structured checklists; and the fact that every teacher is doing their own thing. Branson would be smart to have the board set up a structure that all teachers had to follow instead of allowing different rules in each class. I was told by one teacher that this was preparing them for college, but me son is taking college coarses that are much more organized. Overall I am pleased with BSO, they have great teachers (with a few exceptions), and present great opportunities for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2013
If you get a good teacher you're okay, and most of the teachers are good, but my teacher is not very smart.

- submitted by a community member
December 17, 2013
"My son is a 6th grader at Branson this year. He is thriving and is motivated because he gets to decide his schedule which is empowering. His is not into sports and since Branson allows him to plan his gym class, he loves trying different creative ways of exercising. He is very artistic and enjoys completing his work each day early so he can have more time learning and implementing art. When he attended the local school he would spend about 40 minutes on the bus ride one way every day. Instead of riding the bus for 180 minutes a day, he takes that time for art and other interests. The teachers are very patient, organized and they follow up each week with a phone call. This allows the parent to go over any concerns. What sets Branson apart from the public school is that a student will not fall through any cracks, meaning, if there is a missing assignment or your child is struggling, you will be notified right away. This is the key to success, catching it right away so there will be less confusion for your child, and if you need to get involved as a parent, you have the opportunity to do so. This is what I so appreciate about Branson, thank you 6th grade teachers!!!"

- submitted by a community member
November 21, 2013
My daughter attended Branson School Online (BSO) four years and graduated in May 2013. She is now happily attending a selective college in Texas, studying vocal music performance, and is doing very well as a freshman with all As and Bs. She recently commented in a phone call home that in comparison with many of the other incoming freshmen, she feels she was extremely well-prepared for college through her academic experiences at BSO. Her teachers, counselors and the administrative staff were exemplary in meeting her needs in preparing her for college. Part of her success she also attributes to the opportunities BSO afforded her, such as their concurrent enrollment program. She ended up graduating from high school with 45 credit hours from a community college and the majority of those credits were accepted by her school. She, as well as we parents, received personal attention and all problems that arose were resolved quickly and expediently. Without reservation, she and I recommend BSO as a superb alternative to bricks-and-mortar school for the mature, diligent and ambitious student.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2013
I had a positive experience at this school. I am a graduate from this school (2004) and I appreciated the expanded opportunities I was able to engage in without sacrificing my education. Attending BSO encouraged me to develop independent study habits that have served me through college and career. I found value in taking ownership of my education and time. In response to the post on 11/15/13 - wow, it sounds like your family has had a frustrating year. I am a parent now with one school age child and I would heavily advise you to communicate clearly your concerns to the school's administration. You will very likely find that they are willing to work to address your concerns. In my experience, attending an online school requires a strong partnership between the school's staff and the families in order to provide a thorough and positive educational experience for the students. Communication and exploration of potential solutions to perceived issues is key. For your children's sake, please escalate your concerns to the administration and help them gain the insight they need to make your family's experience as positive as many other students', including my own. Best of luck!

- submitted by a community member
June 23, 2013
We have successfully had our children enrolled in Branson School Online since 2009. I could not be happier with the organization, instruction, education and educators. Our first child started as a kindergartner and two years later our second child began his kindergarten year. If you are looking for a non-traditional school opportunity, I would highly encourage you to consider Branson School Online. Parents do need to be involved and be willing to work towards your child(rens) success, but the resources and support needed for ultimate success are provided.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2013
I can't say enough good things about Branson School Online (BSO.) My son went to a highly rated public school, and by 1st grade was having severe behavior problems that weren't getting effectively dealt with. We made the decision to switch to BSO. The 1st day at BSO, my son's teacher gave him an assessment test and adjusted his curriculum appropriately. When he misbehaved and had problems in class, the teacher, counselor, principal and I all had a meeting within 24 hours of the incident to set up a plan for success. Fast forward 1.5 years later (he just finished 2nd grade) and my son is excelling in all subjects. He meets weekly with his teacher and the school counselor. His test scores are significantly higher than that of the average 2nd grader. All of this and more is because BSO has dedicated, highly educated/trained, and extremely caring teachers/staff. Everyone at BSO works to form a personal relationship with students' families, and the teachers' are tireless in their efforts to ensure each child succeeds. If you are an involved parent who wants the best possible education for your children, then you will be highly satisfied with BSO.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
We just finished our sixth year with BSO and we love it! I feel like it gives us the best of both worlds. The kids are able to school at home with me, yet the curriculum keeps us on track and we have the support of some really amazing teachers. We plan to continue for many years to come!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2013
My school is awesome. You work at you own pace which allows you to do other life things. Like spending time with your family, going to doctor appointments and work if need be. The teachers are amazingly smart and dedicated to all of their students.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
We had a very positive experience at Branson School. Our grandson came to live with us and was struggling with school. With the patient guidance and support of provided by the teachers and staff of the school he excelled. It was a year that really challenged him and encouraged him to use his talents. I would highly recommend Branson to families who want a good solid education for their children in an environment that is supportive and encouraging to both the student and the parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
My child just finished his/her first year at BOS. We have been to so many different schools I was just happy to get my kid enrolled in any school. Well- from registration to the final tests this week, this school exceeded my expectations by miles. The teachers make the difference. They are THE most dedicated individuals I have ever met in any school. My child was not allowed to fail or give up. "that's a first" in all our school experiences. Our local brick and mortar schools are all award winning schools, they don't come close to matching Branson. Branson's curriculum is excellent. The expectations for your child are much higher than we ever anticipated. It's very tough but well worth it. I don't want to forget the office staff, technology and the counselors. All unsung hero's that keep the school running so efficiently. THANKS TO EVERYONE!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
i loved Branson started as a junior and in that one year graduated a year early with taking a couple summer classes that i didn't like in normal school i loved in branson and they offer a lot of really good and different classes.

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2013
Branson School Online is really a wonderful well rounded program. My two sons have been in Branson for 2 1/2 years and they have both achieved so much due t the great teachers and support staff. This school has given us the opportunity to not only provide our sons with an education but also to spend quality time as a family. We have tried other online schools and Branson is the only one that has made educating my sons priority through smaller class sizes and personal interaction, as well as keeping me as the parent and learning support informed and involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
The teachers care a lot, the content is wonderful. I'm floored that the school only has a six out of ten when all the reviews give it five stars. There are always fieldtrips, and they try to spread it out all over the state so that everyone can get involved. The teachers do so much work and put in so much effort for every student. For kids who are fiercely independent and don't like brick and mortar schools, this is a great alternative. But at the same time the school finds ways to bring parents into the picture. Calls every week to check up and say something positive. As long as your child can motivate themselves even a little they will prosper immensely at this school. My daughter and I both have had a wonderful experience at this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
I like this school because I learn better at home with my mom. -A Branson Online Student

- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2013
Branson School Online is the best online school in Colorado, hands down. I give it my highest recommendation!

- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2013
My three children, currently in grades 2, 5 and 6, have been enrolled with Branson School Online since Kindergarten. Each of my children reads and demonstrates math skills significantly beyond grade level due to the excellent teaching staff and teacher created curriculum at Branson School Online. I am impressed every day by the availability and dedication of the teaching staff. In my opinion, Branson School Online is the very best option for students and parents searching for a high quality alternative to a traditional classroom education. My kids are safe, happy, learning and thriving at Branson School Online.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
Branson School Online is the BEST homeschooling program a parent can ask for! It has been a very pleasant school year for both me and my child!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
Branson is Amazing!!! The teachers are soooo helpful and patient. The curriculum is great. My kids are learning way more then if they were in a public school having to wait for their teacher to help 30 other kids. This program gives us the flexibility that we need and the great education our children deserve!! I would recommend Branson to anybody and everybody that would like to be part of their children's learning experience but still have the guidance and help from a teacher. Its best of both worlds and keeping your kids safe. :)

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
We have been with Branson for 2 full years now. I can't tell you how great our experience has been. Is it perfect? Of course not, but it is perfect for us! My children are now going into 3rd and 7th grade. They are well adjusted, prepared, organized and on track. When they were in public school, they got mixed grades, not enough attention from the teachers and were completely disorganized and behind. They are now both straight A students. Even better, they ENJOY school! There are subjects that they struggle with, but I am there to encourage them along with their teachers and we keep them motivated, as a team. The four teachers we have worked with have been wonderful. If you are considering homeschooling, this is the way to go.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
I have to admit I was skeptical at first, that an online school could compete in many ways with public school, but also had the expectation that it would surpass in others. That was 4 years ago. Each year has been an outstanding success! We are totally pleased with our decision to enroll our daughter at Branson. The biggest concern was the lack of teacher/student "face time" compared to a classroom. With the goto meetings, phone calls, and what I can only conclude are exceptional teachers, this has not played out like I anticipated, rather, it has been the opposite. Each year, the teacher has impressed with there ability to recognize and correct any emerging problems, better and more quickly than our experience with public school. Our daughter is not the best student, however, the best is being brought out of her on a daily basis. From an involved dad, sincerely, I can say "Thank you for really caring about my daughter!" to all Branson staff/administration.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2013
Branson School Online has been a wonderful option for both of my children. We have been with Branson now a full 2 years. The teaching staff, principal and the counselor are all superb and give my kids the attention they deserve. My kids are very different from eachother one is on the honor roll every quarter and barely puts forth any effort and the other has to struggle and works considerably harder, but both have received more time and attention from Branson's teachers in these 2 years than they received in their first 5 years in a Cherry Creek School. I would recommend Branson to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2012
We just wrapped up our sixth year of Branson School Online. We are about to sstart a new journey with the school.... High school! We absolutely love BSO and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a school that TRULY cares about your child & their education path. They base their education on what they themselves are capable of instead of what the rest of the state is performing at. It gives the child the option to excel to their full potential. It gives the parents a chance to b more involved in their childs education, in an incredibly positive way. The student to teacher ratio is very manageable therefore allowing each child an individualized learning plan that focuses on them. The TCAP/CSAP ratings are just an even more proven track record at how much our children grow and show how wonderful our teachers are. My son used to be a in typical brick & mortar public school, but because the learning plan was more designed for a typical child, he wasnt able to reach his own full potential. Now he has learned to see his own potential & has been taught to st & reach goals that lead to success. We cannot say enough good things about the school except to encourage parents to join.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2012
We just finished our ninth year with Bransonschoolonline, and they have been a great fit for our family. In Colorado there are many online programs, however not one of them comes close to Bransonschooonline in class size, support, and education. Online school is not for every family and because of that people often sign up with a online program and then quickly leave due to it not working for their family. However if your children interested in focusing on academics and not all the "fluff" of a bricks and mortar school then Bransonschoolonline is for you!

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
My daughter has been so richly blessed by Branson School Online. She is challenged in each one of her classes. And I also feel she is being prepared for college. The teachers are absolutely great! They are there to help at the drop of a hat! The support system is also great; secretary, counselor, tech support, etc. Thank you Branson for helping my daughter to be a successful adult.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
teachers and staff are very helpful and pleasant to deal with

- submitted by a student
no rating October 13, 2009
I love the teachers. They are great. They take time to answer all my question and explain things.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 13, 2009
The teachers are awsome!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 13, 2009
I like learning online at home and the teachers are helpful!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 13, 2009
My daughter has less distractions while doing her work. I am able to talk to her teacher on a weekly basis, and I can see what she is learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
This is a way for my son to get individual attention from his teachers and I can monitor what he is learning. He was falling so far behind and Branson has found the problem and is working to get him caught up. The teachers are very dedicated and the staff works so well together. I Love Branson.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
This is our first year with Branson and we couldn't be happier. I get to be closer to my kids and they still have the input of teachers and classmates. Their teachers are world-class committed to our kids really learning and growing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
I love it because when i am doing school, i know that I can always count on my teachers, parents, and friends to be there to help me with my work, or just talk to me when I need someone to talk to. BSO is awesome!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 12, 2009
My teachers are wonderful!

- submitted by a student
October 11, 2009
The teachers are fantastic and it allows my daughter who is disabled to get a highschool diploma

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2009
We have the best, most caring teachers and staff! The individualized education really makes a difference in my kids' learning experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
it allows for a more flexable schedule of a very busy family

- submitted by a community member
October 10, 2009
It is a great school for children who do not want to go to public school, or for families whose religion does not allow a conventional school setting. I think it is better than the other virtual schools offered to k-12 students in Colorado.

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2009
I love being able to see how my child does at school at any point in time. The Teachers are very responsive and helpful when problems arise. The curriculum is challenging and stimulating. Her school environment is perfect since she works from home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
The curriculum is well explained and organized. The teathers are very interactive with the students. The programs are flexible in the test taking processes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
We are given the freedom to be schooled at home but still have all of the help that we could possibly need. We are reimbursed for school expenses and there are so many field trips and events to attend that we get to pick and choose what we want to do most!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Less worries than public school-no bullying

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
This school is not for everybody, but if your child needs to be on their own schedule, working at their own level and pace, free from many of the problems present in the conventional schools, this is an excellent option. They have found many high quality online courses, so they match the student's abilities well. Teachers monitor student progress closely. The school provides a few good extracurricular activities, but mostly you are on your own for that, as you should be. Parental involvement is even more important at BSO than at conventional schools.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
The teachers are great but I found that it is easy for the kids to slip behind in the curriculium and quickly become overwhelmed. Huge parental involvement required which leaves little time for much else in our schedule. Very little interaction with other students. Electives are not that great.

- submitted by a parent
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Branson School Online
101 Saddle Rock Dr, Branson, CO  81027
(719) 946-5531
Last modified Branson School Online is a Public school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Branson School Online Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top