My children attend Georgia Connections Academy, a public, free, virtual charter school. I was interested in this because I wanted to have a better choice than the district school in my zip code and be very hands-on in their education.
I serve as my children’s learning coach, the in-home person who helps keep them accountable for assignments and study. We have an in-home classroom, but the certified teachers do the heavy lifting. I just keep everyone focused.
We’re all thriving under this new arrangement. The classroom is anywhere there is the Internet.
So, I’m writing to say “thank you” to the governor, the Board of Education and legislature for providing funding for charter education. Thank you to all the parents, educators, students and community leaders who spoke up and said this program was needed for students across the state who are academically gifted, need extra assistance, want or need a flexible schedule, or seek an alternative to the traditional classroom.
This school works.