What is the difference between Osceola Virtual School and Osceola brick-and-mortar schools?
There is no difference in Curriculum or in Teacher Certification. There is significant difference in the flexibility offered to all Osceola Virtual students in the way they work all courses online.
It is not an easier option than traditional schools.
All classes are written at grade level and require an average of one to two hours of focused study on a daily basis to complete one course within the traditional semester time frame.
Our courses engage students in real-life projects, requiring the use of critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and the ability to apply the knowledge they have acquired.
Is there any cost?
Is Osceola Virtual School available to everyone?
Can I use an Osceola Virtual School Diploma to enroll into College, join the military or gain employment?
What if the student has questions or problems while taking a course?
What type of attendance is required?
Does my child have to log in at a specific time?
Can my child work on weekends?
Can my child finish the class early?
If my child spends part of their school day at a brick and mortar school (i.e. a traditional school), can he or she work on online classes at the same time?
How often do I need to make contact with my child's online teacher(s)?
Our family will be out of town for a period of time. Can students work on their online classes out of state?
What are some challenges I might expect with my child taking online classes?
When taking online classes, students (with the help of their parents/ guardians) must make a greater effort to stay organized, create a schedule and manage their time, and work towards staying on pace with work. As a parent/guardian you will need to make sure you are periodically going online to check the progress of your child.
What are some positive changes that I might see in my child as a result of he or she taking taking online classes?
What do we do if we have technical issues?
What if my child starts an online class and discovers that this learning environment is not right for he or she?
This is ok. The online environment of learning may not be for everyone. A student can drop an online class within the first 14 days without any negative consequences. The student, parents/guardians, and principal work together to make this decision. Ultimately, we want to make sure that students are placed in a learning environment that is right for them.