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    Default Considering online school for 3rd and 5th grade

    Hello from San Diego, California! Iím looking for any info or advice with online schooling for my 3rd and 5th graders. I am specifically looking at K12 and Connections Academy. Thank you, in advance, for any insight!!

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    Welcome, from another San Diegan!

    I dont think any of the online schools are a good idea especially for the younger ages. Kids really need the interaction with an adult who can gauge their comprehension and attention. I briefly tried one of them, found it insanely frustrating and my son learned NOTHING.

    The good news, though, is that San Diego is a hotbed of public charter homeschools, and many hybrid online / in class options. (There are probably a half dozen in san marcos where I live.... no shortage for choice!) If you go with a local charter, even one thats primarily online, you will be interacting with real local humans, and there are likely social activities arranged with other students. You will get face to face interaction with their support staff, helping to guide you through your kidsí schooling.

    Was there a particular reason you were interested in online (other than k12 and connections spend a lot of advertising money)?
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    I've only read positive stories pertaining to (k12/CA) online school maybe 1-2% of the time. Way too many hours spent in front of a computer, problems with (furnished) computer, problems with response time from the support teacher, etc. etc. A few years back, there was a mom on here who had used k12 I think it was; they had a lot of problems. Wishing you good luck if you go that route.
    --Kelly--Atheist/Accidental/Alternative Homeschool Mom to one great daughter in southern Iowa since 3/1/10. Tenth Grade: Saxon Algebra-2, Holt Geography, Holt Biology, myPerspectives-10/Creative Writing, Spanish-2, and Computer Science.

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