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K12 Distance School Curriculum - An Educational Alternative for Figure Skaters

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The Bottom Line

Enrollment in a virtual public or private school involves time and commitment from both students and their families; this means 4 to 6 hours a day of "doing school." Some figure skaters find the demands of the K12 curriculum to be too much to handle; others find that the time devoted to a K12 education is well worth it since the quality of the K12 curriculum is superb.

Pros

  • The quality of the K12 school curriculum is very high.
  • Students are provided with a computer, textbooks, workbooks, and supplies.
  • K12 graduates have been accepted to prestigious colleges and universities.

Cons

  • The time commitment may be too much for figure skaters and their families.
  • It may be difficult for a parent to educate more than one or two children under the K12 program.

Description

  • K12 is one of the largest providers of online learning for grades K-12.
  • The K12 program was created by William J. Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education and author of The Book of Virtues.
  • The K12 curriculum blends online and offline learning experiences.
  • Certified teacher support is provided.
  • Individual K12 courses can be purchased.
  • A computer and internet access is required, but virtual public students are provided with a computer and the internet.
  • Students are provided with a computer, textbooks, workbooks, and supplies.
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment options are available.
  • Students enrolled in K12's virtual schools have opportunities for social interaction through groups field trips and outings.
  • Parent involvement is required.

Guide Review - K12 Distance School Curriculum - An Educational Alternative for Figure Skaters

A very controversial issue in figure skating is the issue of school. As figure skating training schedules increase, figure skaters find it very difficult to attend school and sometimes must decide to not attend a physical brick and mortar school at all.

An alternative in education is K12, an online distance school curriculum that is very popular among figure skaters. The program was created by William J. Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education and author of The Book of Virtues.

Complete grade level packages for Kindergarten through Twelth Grade are available. The computer is a part of the K12 curriculum, but most of the lessons are done using textbooks and workbooks. (What is online is mostly a guide to the curriculum for parents.) K12's curriculum is also used in virtual public and private school programs.

There is no doubt that the content of the K12 program is excellent. The math provides solid math concepts. The language arts program relies on great classic literature. Science focuses on the scientific process with lots of hands-on activities. History comes to life. K12's art instruction is very thorough. Art appreciation is an integral part of the curriculum. Music instruction includes lots of listening to good music and learning about composers in addition to fundamentals of music theory.

Figure skaters who use the K12 curriculum will get an excellent education since the materials are of the highest quality. The main drawback is that using the curriculum does take time. Some figure skaters may find the time commitment involved may too much, while others will find that K12 is an excellent educational alternative.

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Please dont go, Member sammy19961

I started at insight schools of washington about 2 years ago and i loved it. I felt like i could call the teachers if there was something wrong or for anything. One year ago K12 bought out insight schools, and let me just tell you that i the ONLY reason that i am not going to go back next year. Last school year so 2011-2012 was the first year that k12 had the school they didnt provide any clubs which they said they were going to, they also said that they were changing the way the treat the teachers and they did. In a bad way, the teachers almost never respond to my emails or my calls. Because of k12 buying out insight im not longer going back for a third year :(

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