1. Fewer Obstacles to Learning An expat family often needs to travel back and forth to their country of origin or they have family and friends visiting throughout the school year. Additionally, families can schedule vacations when they want and not pay the premium often associated with traditional school holiday travel days. The online homeschool format allows them to travel when they need to, take time off to spend with family and friends and easily resume their studies when it is convenient for the family.
2. Not a typical “School Year” Calendar A traditional public school calendar runs from Monday to Friday, and September to early June. Our classes are Monday to Thursday.
3. Continuous Enrollment Students can enroll whenever and wherever and do not have to wait for school materials to arrive. They can sign up and begin classes that same day.
4. Create Your Own Pace A student that is expected to learn within a teacher’s expectations may have a harder time comprehending their course work and therefore may find it challenging to keep up. Or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, a student may find themselves being held back if their learning rate is faster than the pace of a traditional school class. To combat either case, a student enrolled in an online homeschool can learn at his or her own pace, and thereby gain a solid understanding of the subject.
5. Accredited Many schools in other countries do not have international accreditation or standards similar to those of the student’s home country. Accreditation is significant when thinking about applying to colleges and universities.
7. Learn What You Want A high school student at a traditional school typically must choose courses within the confines of a course booklet—meaning they are limited in what they can learn. Additionally, sometimes these courses fill up quickly, leaving some students to search elsewhere. An online homeschool enables a student to enroll in a wide range of courses, including AP courses, that may not be offered in a public school setting.