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Recently, home education has become more and more prevalent in parents’ minds. Either through choice or necessity, many students have shifted much of their learning to the home. 

Switching to full-time homeschooling has proven challenging, as most schools aren’t designed for this kind of education, and parents don’t always have the time or training to take on the curriculum. But there might be another way.

Most schools are designed to be attended in person, meaning that they aren’t able to accommodate students at home. Rather than having to take on the brunt of your child’s education at home, you may wish to consider cyber schooling. 

What is Cyber Schooling?

Cyber schooling is a system that allows students to get a complete education from their computers. The curriculum will be taught to them via a cyber charter school, which has been accredited and can lead the students to whatever qualifications they’re going for. 

The cyber school teacher will instruct the class via a camera and the students can communicate with them after the class using email. The curriculum matches that of a typical school, so your child can adjust to the switch easily.

These teachers have been specially trained to teach in this way, and the lessons are planned to most benefit the students. Cyber schools can teach younger students, like your children, and older students alike. 

This form of education is a fantastic fit for parents who like the idea of homeschooling, but who struggle to teach their children themselves. It also works well for families who are often on the move, giving children the ability to attend school no matter where they are. 

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What Cyber Schooling Needs From You

Like more typical homeschooling, cyber schooling does need discipline and a level of independence from your child. They will still complete many of their assignments without the supervision of their teacher. This does provide a fantastic level of flexibility, but it does mean that they will need to be responsible for their work. 

You may also need to consider the social aspect of schooling. Cyber schools do tend to offer chat rooms and discussion boards for their students, but in-person socialization and physical education aren’t provided by the cyber school. Rather, you and your children will have to work that out as a family. 

 As well as being disciplined, you’ll have to make sure that your child has a suitable working environment. They will need somewhere comfortable to sit, and a good internet connection is vital for this kind of schooling. Reducing distractions during schooling hours is also very important.

While some cyber schools are cheaper than typical schools, you may still have to pay certain fees. Some institutions have technology fees, which cover downloadable material and technical support. 

Finally, cyber schools won’t provide materials that other schools do. So, folders, notebooks, pens, and other educational paraphernalia are up to you to provide. Keeping these things handy will help your child to keep up with the work they need to do, without needless interruptions.

This way, they can get a good education from home.

By Erica Buteau

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