Virtual Schools

Pros & Cons

What is it?

Virtual schools are simply instruction programs. They are online schools that teach subjects strictly through online resources.

Pros and Cons

There are a few positives to virtual schools one being that the curriculum and lesson plans are made and fit to your liking. Some of the online school will organize field trips or will send in paint and clay to do experiments or little projects. This can also help if you are on the go a lot. If you don't have time during normal school hours then this can be flexible around your schedule.


There are also plenty cons to Virtual schools. You need to have very strong self-discipline. Some kids who use this have the check box mentality and think that once they are done with one assignment that they can just check out off and move on to a new project. This also separates the kids from a social environment and doesn't allow them to share their ideas.