NOW:53219:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
33°
H 33° L 33°
Hazy | 9MPH

Virtual Education: Why it can work for you

May 14, 2013

Virtual Education: Why it can work for you

Every day, Wisconsin teachers strive to fulfill fundamental goals of education: to foster a love of learning and challenge students to try new things to reach their full potential. The goals of virtual education, and virtual school educators, are no different.

Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA) is an online public school available, tuition-free, to students in kindergarten through 12th grade statewide. Just like traditional brick-and-mortar schools, WCA engages in effective classroom instruction, maintains ongoing communication with students and families, employs dedicated teachers, and offers core academic courses and interesting electives.

I’m often asked what I think makes online learning such a good option for students. I preface my answer by saying that virtual education isn’t for everyone, but for many it is a great fit and I always encourage students and parents to learn more. In my view, these are some of the top reasons students succeed in virtual school:

•Customized Learning. Technology affords WCA the opportunity to adjust learning for each student. Through our Personalized Performance Learning approach, an instruction plan is tailored to each student’s abilities and is built around a student’s background, learning style, academic goals and progress. WCA also offers Gifted and Talented, College Preparatory and Honors and Advanced Placement classes.
•Flexibility. Because students learn from home and aren’t tied to the schedules of their peers, there is more flexibility in terms of where, when, and how quickly – or slowly – they can learn. This flexibility also allows students to pursue their individual interests and needs without sacrificing a quality education. Whether pursuing competitive athletics, performing arts, or addressing personal challenges such as health issues, WCA’s flexibility gives students the freedom to grow and the tools to succeed.
•Personal and Academic Goal Setting. Students enrolled in virtual school are never alone in the learning process. Highly-qualified, state-certified, teachers and staff are dedicated to helping students reach their full potential through goal-setting, course scheduling, personal and social development and post-graduation planning.

For those seeking an alternative to the traditional classroom, virtual education offers a dynamic learning community that focuses on the academic and emotional success of students. For more information on our virtual academy, visit www.WisconsinConnectionsAcademy.com


Michelle Mueller
Wisconsin Connections Academy Principal

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Greenfield School Board nixes funding to explore charter school idea 11/25

» Layton Avenue entrance to Greenfield High School among road proposals 11/25

» Whitnall School District makes AP honor roll 11/24

» Hearings next week on I-94 ramps deemed critical to West Allis 11/24

» West Allis residents to name qualities needed in new superintendent 11/24

» Greenfield council approves 2015 budget after no one speaks at hearing 11/19

» Draft report admits economic harm to West Allis of likely ramp closure 11/19

» Low registrations cause drug, alcohol program postponement at Whitnall 11/17

» West Allis has possible developer for former lime pit 11/11

» Suburban roundup: Week three of the WIAA football postseason 11/10

» Election roundup: How the Milwaukee suburbs and Lake Country voted Updated:  11/5

» Greenfield ups emergency preparedness 11/5

» No more tag and bag, Advanced Disposal official says 11/5

» Daniel Riemer wins Assembly District 7 11/4

» Joe Sanfelippo re-elected in Assembly District 15 11/4

» West Allis to rescue Milwaukee County's portion of Root River path 11/4

» In Whitnall presentation, Your Choice warns people of consequences of drug use 11/4

» West Allis city budget finds no resistance 11/4

» Suburban roundup: Week two of the WIAA football postseason Updated:  11/3

» Man charged with felony stalking, accused of dropping sex toys near teens 11/3

» Photo Gallery: WIAA state soccer tourney day one 10/30

» Liberace still glitters in West Milwaukee lore 10/30

» Former West Allis strip club owner sentenced to prison for perjury 10/29

» Greenfield takes steps toward taxing district for infrastructure work 10/28

» West Allis to hold hearing on 0.28 percent levy increase 2015 budget 10/28

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT