We must give students the room they need to grow and explore their passions. We can’t put everyone on a one-size-fits-all path in a world where that is anything but true. To embrace this idea, we need to show students the many options available to them while they’re still in school.
Growing up in a small town in Washington, my local high school didn’t offer all of the electives and advanced courses that I needed to explore my interests.
I wanted the opportunity to grow, something that online school promised. After enrolling at Washington Virtual Academy, I experienced a solution that delivered results.
There, I could do more activities that interested me while furthering my education with upper level science and history classes.
Students need the option to choose a school that fits their needs. Not every child is cut out for online school, and not every child is cut out for brick-and-mortar school. We all have different ways of learning. That is okay.
As a new school year gets underway, let’s make sure to protect school choice so everyone can grow and explore the best education for their future.