Homeschooling is a wonderful option for families who want to take a more active role in their child’s education. But, as with any educational path, it can be challenging to provide your child with a well-rounded education that covers all the necessary subjects. That’s where online schools come in.
Access to certified teachers: At NorthStar, students have teachers in every course. This can be a huge benefit for families who need additional support from teachers to provide expert instruction in subjects like math, science, and foreign languages, which can be difficult to teach at home. This can provide a big boost to your child’s education, especially if you don’t have the resources to teach these subjects yourself.
Flexibility: Homeschooling families have a lot of flexibility when it comes to their schedule, and online schools are a great way to complement that. With online classes, your child can learn at his or her own pace and schedule. NorthStar offers rolling enrollment with over 40 start dates throughout the year and students can work in their courses anytime of the day. This allows students to get a world-class education anywhere, anytime!
An abundance of accredited course options: Online schools often offer a wider variety of classes than traditional brick-and-mortar schools, and that can be beneficial for homeschooled students who want to explore different subjects. From Advanced Placement classes to electives, your child can take classes that interest him or her, rather than being confined to the limited offerings of a traditional school. You can look through NorthStar’s 200+ course offerings here!
Access to technology: Online schools are technology-based, and this can be a huge benefit for homeschooled students. It can expose them to the latest digital tools and educational resources and also help them develop important skills such as online research, digital communication, and online collaboration. This is very beneficial for students heading to college after graduation. In fact, many colleges are starting to require that students have taken online courses in high school in order to attend.
Opportunities for socialization: Online schools can provide homeschooled students with opportunities to interact and collaborate with their peers, something that can be hard to find in a homeschooling setting. This can be particularly valuable for children who are shy or have difficulty making friends. NorthStar students say the social aspect of the school is one of their favorite parts! With a student council, contests, events, bible studies, and more, students are able to connect with each other, no matter where they are in the world!
In conclusion, online schools can provide homeschool families with a wide range of benefits, from access to specialized teachers and a flexible schedule to a variety of course options and technology exposure. It also can be a great way for homeschooled students to socialize with their peers and gain valuable learning experiences. Check out NorthStar Academy today to see how we can elevate your student’s learning experience!