September 21, 2006
I have been a teacher with VCS Ohio since February 2003. It has been an incredible opportunity for me to participate in such an innovative alternative to traditional schooling. Many of my students are teenage parents, emotionally/socially/physically disabled, work full-time jobs in order to support impoverished families, or simply have been ill-served by their public home-school districts. Currently, I teach Language Arts 3, Creative Writing, and Classical Tragedies. VCS curriculum is aligned to the state standards and is presented in a variety of instructional methods that both challenge and entertain. In addition to core classes, VCS offers a variety of elective courses including: Art, Art History, Music Appreciation, Music Technology, Web Design/Office XP/Computer Skills, Life Skills, Work Study, Mythology, Drama, Study Skills, Writing Skills, Psychology, Current Events, Spanish, and French. There is a direct correlation between parental involvement and a student's success in an online environment. Our best-performers have actively-involved parents.
- submitted by a teacher