Mia struggled in a traditional classroom.
“I used to think that I wasn't smart," she says.
But then Mia decided to enroll in a tuition-free online school powered by K12.
"After I got my first B in eighth grade, I just knew it. I can do it," she says.
For some families, a traditional classroom is still the best option when it comes to meeting their child’s needs.
But for other students, like Mia, a high-quality online school or program can provide the best of both worlds: A rigorous curriculum and personalized support.
This article is sponsored by Stride, Inc., an education company providing online and blended education programs.
Now, more than ever, families should be empowered to choose an educational option that works best for them. Tuition-free K12 embraces this principle.
A comprehensive approach, because all students don't learn the same
K12 takes a comprehensive approach to online learning, offering live virtual instruction and offline activities. At K12-powered schools nationwide, students participate in interactive projects, complete offline and online assignments, and explore extracurricular activities and clubs that help them pursue their passions.
“[K12] gives us the opportunity to empower them, to uplift them, and to also pour into them what we were not able to do when they were in brick-and-mortar schools," says Donesha, who has a child in a K12-powered school in Virginia called Virginia Virtual Academy.
Personalization is key at K12. By recognizing that every student has unique strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles, K12-powered schools tailor the curriculum to meet each student's unique learning needs. Through adaptive technology and data-driven insights, students receive targeted instruction, which allows them to progress at their own pace.
This personalized approach fosters a deeper understanding of the material, promotes critical thinking, and instills a love for lifelong learning.
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Empowering students with a flexible learning environment
Students have the opportunity in the online classroom to learn in an environment that best suits their individual circumstances. That could mean learning at home, on the go, or in a blended learning environment.
This flexibility accommodates diverse learning styles, promotes self-discipline and time management, and fosters a sense of responsibility. By empowering students to take ownership of their education, K12-powered schools can help cultivate independent thinkers who are well-prepared to navigate the demands of higher education and the workforce while dedicated teachers, advisors, and counselors provide ongoing guidance and support. That important support ensures that students receive the one-on-one attention they need to succeed.
And Mia? She's found, with the help of K12, that she is smart and capable.
"I can do many things," she says.