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    Default Williamsburg Academy - Any Insight?

    The more I read about it, the more I'm leaning towards trying Williamsburg Academy online homeschooling for my daughter. Does anybody have any experience?

    The reviews are quite positive, the job reviews on Glassdoor are few but very positive, and I like their price point over Oak Meadow which was the other top contender so far.

    This blog post really summed up exactly what we are looking for (especially with a student that was wanting to try traditional schooling as I posted in the High School Forum)
    https://www.williamsburglearning.com...he-transition/

    I would really love to hear somebody's actual experience with them. If you've tried it, please share your thoughts!

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    Ive never heard of that one, but I have heard and even have bought from Oak Meadow. Ive only heard good things about Oak Meadow, and Im sure you can find a lot of information about them in the archives here.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    Thank you or your recommendation!

    The main difference I'm noticing between the two is this (For others interested):

    Oak Meadow's Correspondence program seems to be structured in a way that you do the work mostly on your own but have a teacher to help you when needed (More of a mentorship). It is accredited. It's also $1800 per course per year (A typical highschooler would take 5 classes so that would get very costly, quickly)

    Williamsburg Academy is live classes at set times with a teacher and other students. They have a bigger focus on community and building relationships with each other. They are accredited. Live courses are $375 per course. They have a blog post about being build buy homeschoolers, for homeschoolers and talking in depth about the important of connection and community between the ages of 10 and 13 which is exactly what we found to be the issue with our oldest.

    Both programs present themselves well, their websites draw you in, and the philosophies align with ours. The more I looked into it and was trying to compare apples to apples I realized one is an apple and one is an orange. Both excellent fruit options but different in their own ways.

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    As you like! Set times has the advantage that there is somewhat live interaction with others. I would not choose it for any “serious” class where learning is a priority, though.
    Our charter homeschool was forced to switch to Zoomschooling in March, and there was a huge collapse of reliability of work getting done, and people attending and contributing. This is a small group of kids (maybe between 10-15 grade 6-8), who all already knew each other and were friends, and teachers some of the kids had known since Kindergarten, and three hours on tuesdays and wednesdays. If that community couldnt stay together, Im not hopeful that one without the inperson relationships beforehand would do well.
    Experiment, perhaps, if your goal is the social interaction, and be sure that you know there wont be academic learning going on. And dont spend more money han you would on her trying out some new hobby she claimed interest in.
    Good luck!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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