My grandson started here 5 years ago and with the help and guidance of teachers who really cared about his learning rather than just passing standard tests; without the interruptions and myriad distractions of a regular classroom, he went from a child who was failing academically to one who made the Honor Role. There are no missed days for Teacher Meetings, or snow days; no interruptions in the lesson from unruly students, no PA announcements, lock-downs, drills, or other distractions. The whole learning experience has been great. Any concerns are quickly addressed with prompt feedback. An added plus is the Learning Center, a large classroom space that is located in COSI that is open three days a week with great teachers that tutor, and other students, from various grades, to socialize with and learn alongside. There are regular hands-on science classes at COSI and field trips to various business, government and fun-while-learning activities, and we have Math, Health, and Literacy Nights where authors, health professionals and Math teachers come and share with students and their families. All-in-all, we are pleased with the school and highly recommend it. A grateful Grandparent
I would not recommend anyone to use this virtual school. Ever since my daughter has started its been nothing but complications and problems. I have tried to contact principles and administrators but I always have to leave a message and they never called me back. The teachers dont care at all about the students actually achieving anything and the principle has never contacted me after I left multiple messages asking for them too. DO NOT sign up for this school. I have wasted money on this school and have been left with multiple unanswered questions.
I believe this is a great school. My kids got more help from this school than any others we have tried. Compared to "ohva/k12" VCS is much better. The teachers bend over backwards to see there students succeed. This was our first year, and the only complaint I had was there is too much emphasis on the state mandated tests, but all of the public schools are like this. Our teachers had alot of resources for studying. All in all we thought this school was great.
I love VCS. As we are transitioning away from Homeschooling, VCS is an excellent way to go. So flexible for my high schooler and the communication between parent/teacher is excellent. Also, their learning center is the best. Can't say enough good about VCS!
There is such an egregious lack of communication both within the school and with the parents that I cannot even fathom how they continue to operated. There are many good e-schools. This is not one of them.
Terrible experience! My children have been enrolled now for their second year at VCS. The curriculm has NOT improved (as promised) the teachers have not 'engaged' the students. The staff does not care about anything other than test scores. As a parent that sits at home with my children and saw VCS as a great way to get around the state testing --not my responsibility to pay for the test etc- I have virtually allowed my childrens education to suffer! We traditionally homeschool all summer due to the push to get through the mass amount of homework that the children do. This is not a quality education and the principals do not care. The children WILL NOT be enrolled next year. We will go back to traditional homeschooling. The cat will do a better job. What a terrible school.
Horrible. I used K12 in Middle School, but I eventually went back to public school once high school started. But since I decided to leave my public school late and wanted to go back to homeschooling after 2 years away, they weren't accepting enrollments! VCS has the most outdated website I've seen. They are not interactive, which makes it HORRIBLE if you are doing a Spanish class. You need to learn how to pronounce the words. The classes are too easy, and not very challenging. The Current Events class has nothing to do with Current Events. I had many quizzes that were very irrelevant subjects, two questions being about a Groundhog! Very pointless. Most of the teachers can't spell. I actually had to call the school to make sure I was in the right place. I thought they all had Dyslexia! If you have to settle, go to VCS. But other than that, use K12. K12 had interactive flash assignments, a fast and MODERN computer, I can say this, thouh. The VCS teachers actually do email you back. They just aren't very good teachers. Sad there's no way for VCS students to interact as well. I literally made no friend from this program. I am so glad that I still kept my public shool friends.
My son has been attending VCS for almost 4 1/2 months now. He has earned more credits and is actually enjoying learning online. I love the teachers and it's very easy to keep up with his progress,and the teachers let you know very quickly when something is wrong. The technical support is incredible never had to wait for help,they're right on it and they do it right. I'd highly recommend this school to anyone.
I am currently a Senior at VCS ohio and I have been here for about 2 1/2 years and the education is great. I came from a private school and classes at VCS are just as challenging as they were at my other school. I am so glad my parents chose VCS for me to finish out my high school years.
My younger brother is a VCS student, and I tutor a number of other youth enrolled in the school. The communication from teachers and administrators is horrific. The courses have technical problems, are full of broken links and assignments so grammatically incorrect that they don't make sense, and asking a teacher for clarification can take weeks. VCS has been a stressful experience. It could be a great school if they would only be willing to address the issues with their site instead of the usual response I get, always along the lines of 'deal with it.'
If you want a good virtual school for middle school & under go to K12 (OHVA) I used it last yr for my son & they are great!. The classes are interactive & fun, the teachers hold wkly conferences & are very helpful. K12 class layout is awesome! I didn't use it for my son in high school, his K12 teacher said K12 HS is harder. VCS was a BIG disappointment. No wkly conferences, teachers never contacted me unless it was just an announcement of some sort, never to check on how my son was doing. Their site is outdated & confusing. The PC they sent was so slow we couldn't even use it. I called the help desk only to be told the PC is just slow & basically deal with it. Don't use VCS. Help Desk is useless!! K12.com has sample lessons for you to see.
I have been a student at this school for 1 year and I am definitely transferring out at the end of the year. When they say that their curriculum meets the 'state standards', that's code for barely scratching the surface. There was one class in particular that I didn't even need to study for because it was so easy. The problems were that no Honors/AP courses and no extracurriculars are offered. However, the teachers at VCS Ohio are fantastic; they are always helpful and are genuinely dedicated to helping the students. I was particularly influenced by one in particular, the French teacher, who has instilled in me a respect and love for the French langauge and culture.
I've gone to VCS all four years of high school this one being my last, and over the years I've run into some good and bad teachers, but you find that at any school that you go to. VCS has been great for me because I've been able to do my homework whenever I want and that means that I've been able to work a full time job and go to school at the same time. What I think is so great is that they put your classes into one semester so you have a full year's worth of credit for a class and you only put half a year into it. The teachers are great they're all really nice they can just get frustrating sometimes when it comes to trying to get an answer out of them for something that you need their help for.
VCS-Ohio is a wonderful alternative to traditional high school. The teachers have kept in good contact with my son. VCS offers good academic requirements to help my son actually learn without the distractions of a traditional school. Parental involvement is a must and actually a requirement of the school which I find to be a positive, as there are many parents that don't stay involved. VCS uses a multidisciplinary approach to good sound teaching. They offer a vast amount of resources aid in the learning process. The work load can seem somewhat heavy to some students but it is achievable and necessary for educational success. When considering VCS you must consider how serious your child and you, the parent are about education. They have high expectation and expect your child to perform independently with parental support. I am very happy that I found out about VCS and enrolled my son.
This is my first semester at VCS Ohio and I am learning without the outside pressures of a 'normal' high school. Expectations are high and you have to really work but it will be worth it in the end when I graduate. The teachers go out of thier way to help you. I really like attending high school online at VCS.
VCs has a long way to go. The first day I walked to into the building there was confusion all around me. No one knew anything I asked. It was very puzzeling. Me and my husband knew that was not a good sign but we wanted to be open and understanding. Unfortunately it only went down hill from there. My son a 7th grader hated it as well as my two 8th grade cousins who are honor students. They all felt neglected.
V.C.S. Ohio has one of the best school systems I have ever seen. It provides the student with flexibility to their pace, but still allowing them to learn a lot. It gives them one on one time to learn and discover new things with their parent, and the parent doesn't feel preassured to be the full time teacher. The teachers are experts in their area of teaching and have particualy good skills for teaching. It's open minded in regards to developing individual abilities, and gives the student time to involve in their own physical activities. I would reccomend V.C.S Ohio to anyone, it's the best virtual school I have ever seen.
VCS Ohio offers many opportunitites to request help. As an online school I find this quality very refreshing. Many times not having a teacher present would pose a problem, I appreciate how available your teachers make themselves.
VCS Ohio is a good online charter school. Parents are included in school activities, and even have their own staying invloved 'class'. The classes are usually very easy to follow, and most of the teachers are great!
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