*As a parent, you want your child to have a well-rounded education that prepares them for life as an adult member of society. With a VLACS education, parents can stay confident that their children will gain independence, as well as the necessary experience to be successful in their future careers. Here is what some parents of VLACS students had to say:
"As an educated parent, I feel VLACS has been a wonderful tool for teaching my child exactly how to do independent learning."
"The Virtual Learning Academy has helped my daughter excel because of the personalized one-on-one education she gets."
"The online classes require more effort, greater self discipline, the motivation to dig deeper and the need to put more 'oomph' into the work."
"The experience of time management, meeting deadlines, overall discipline involved is a unique one with online learning. I feel the courses through VLACS have helped to prepare my child for post high school learning in a very effective way."
"Without the VLACS on-line courses – which allow my daughter to work at her own pace – continuing high school would have been impossible."
*As a student, you should never have to experience the burden of boundaries. VLACS makes it a priority to provide their students with varying degrees of opportunity, to ensure that every student has a challenging and rewarding education. Here is what some VLACS students had to say:
"VLACS helped me to excel at what I do. It's helped me to learn by myself as opposed to leaning on other people to help me."
"I like the flexibility of managing my own time and the way this has taught me how to be an independent learner."
"I like VLACS because I'm able to complete work when it's most convenient for me and all the information is set up well and easy to find."
"I chose VLACS because it helped me accelerate my student career."
"The teachers all seem to be concerned about my success and help me whenever I need them."
"I like VLACS because I can complete work at my own pace anywhere in the world. I travel for my career, so it's much easier for me!"
"I can more forward quickly if I understand something or go slower and ask lots of questions if I don't understand."
"I like that I'm able to study online and access the course from home any time I want."
Personalized education is a highly stressed principle at VLACS. In an on-line learning environment, each student has the advantage of working directly with educators, which results in a customized pace for each student. This leaves every student satisfied, with no unanswered questions. Here is what some of the VLACS educators had to say:
"Our instructors are able to support the individual learning needs of each student."
"VLACS dual credit courses are ideal for motivated students who would like to earn college credit while still in high school."
"The program put in place by VLACS allows students to access an education in a more personalized way that works for them."
"In the on-line learning environment, a student has one-to-one interaction with the teacher and is directly accountable for every query, question or exercise."
"The great value VLACS brings to students is the ability to complete both coursework and active learning at their convenience and at a learning pace that adapts to each student's needs."
"The focus in a competency-based school, such as VLACS, is on understanding and learning rather than forcing all students to learn at the same rate."
"Dual credit courses are a perfect match for those students who wish to learn more about a college major or career they may be considering."
"Experiential Learning Opportunities provides students with the opportunity to meet academic competencies through exciting and engaging 'real world' projects and experiences."
"Students really see their instructors as somebody who's helping them and guiding them through the course as opposed to somebody who's giving them a certain amount of work that needs to be done." - VLACS Instructor
"I find the students use me as somebody to help them along the way, help solve the problems, and guide them through the course." - VLACS Instructor
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