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How a Virtual School Can Prepare Your Student for The Real World

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Virtual Schools Readying The Future of Tomorrow

Virtual schools provide excellent opportunities for students to learn without the distractions of other students, social dynamics or the need to “fit in.” The days of one-size-fits-all education are behind us. Students with every level of aptitude and skill have many choices about how, when and where they receive their educations. Virtual education strips away the limitations of socioeconomic status, gender, religious preferences, ethnic origins and disabilities.

The argument has been made that students who don’t attend traditional schools miss real world experiences and knowledge.  This is unequivocally false. In fact, virtual high schools can offer classes on a variety of real-world issues that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive in brick-and-mortar schools.

Imagine having the opportunity to take a class on entrepreneurship and the basics of starting a business during high school. Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance teaches students about business principles, marketing, advertising, and how to attract investors. It doesn’t get any more real-world than this!

Let’s face it—we can’t order takeout every night. That’s where those cooking skills come in handy, for creating nourishing, delicious meals at home. With our Culinary Arts courses, students learn fundamental cooking techniques, while exploring the secrets behind creating delectable dishes, understanding flavor profiles, and even unraveling the business side of the culinary industry.

Picture feeling more energized, focused, and ready to face life’s challenges. With the Life Management Skills, students go beyond the basic of fitness to explore effective, long-term strategies that integrate wellness into their daily routines through personalized health plans.

New parents often find themselves in over their heads. What equipment does a baby need? How much does it cost to raise a child? In Real World Parenting, students learn exactly what it takes to be a parent. The class teaches positive parenting strategies and outlines game plans for effective child-rearing.

Managing finances is often a skill learned via trial-by-fire. Keeping track of resources is more complicated than simply money-in and money-out. Personal Financial Literacy teaches students about economics, creating budgets, and making long-term financial decisions. A student headed off to college with these skills in their pockets will be far more prepared to manage their finances.

Nothing beats going out into the world and gaining hands-on experience. Micro-internships are the perfect way for students to gain exposure to an area of interest while making connections with mentors in a professional setting. Students can customize their own micro-internship around their part-time job, an art project, or any other experience where they are performing tasks authentic to a career. Or, students can participate in a pre-design micro-internship available in our learning catalog.

Students attending virtual schools have a wide range of learning opportunities available to them. Virtual classes on real-world topics teach students valuable lessons about the “real world” and how to navigate adulthood.

To see even more examples of real-world learning opportunities check out the VLACS course catalog.

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