10 Tips for Online Learning and Homeschooling Programs

By September 7, 2023 Blog

At Compass Charter Schools (Compass), we take pride in our scholars’ remarkable achievements in our Online Learning and Options (Home Study) Programs. If you are looking for a tuition-free public school for grades TK-12 that serves Yolo, San Diego, Los Angeles, and surrounding counties, Compass is here with valuable advice on how to make the most of our virtual education and actively engage in your scholar’s educational journey.

Scholar sits at his desk and writes numbers with a black penOnline Learning Program 

Our online scholars demonstrate the Firebird spirit, showcasing their learning in diverse and creative ways. They enthusiastically attend live sessions and proactively seek opportunities to display their knowledge and skills. Our Online Learning Department ensures every scholar receives the necessary support to thrive academically. 

5 Tips to Enhance Online Learning:

Encourage Ownership: Foster independent study by encouraging your scholar to set goals, create schedules, and manage their time effectively.

Virtual Experiences: Engage your scholar through scholar-led clubs, coding challenges, and interactive activities to enhance their learning journey.

Personalized Approach: Virtual education allows for a flexible and personalized approach. Encourage your scholar to explore their interests and engage in hands-on projects and their live synchronous instruction.

Scholar-Led Conferences: Involve your scholar in their learning experience through scholar-led conferences. This allows them to reflect on their progress and set future goals.

Connection meetings: Learning coaches (parents/guardians) meet with educators to celebrate successes, review Personalized Learning Plans, and address any concerns.

Options (Home Study) Program 

Homeschooling with Compass provides a well-rounded educational experience that fosters growth, exploration, and success. Actively engage with your scholar, providing guidance and support to ensure they stay on track and make progress.

5 Tips to Enhance Home Study:

  • Embrace Flexibility: Home study allows for a flexible approach to education. Encourage your scholar to explore their interests and discover new passions.
  • Scholar-Led Conferences: These conferences allow scholars to reflect on their progress, identify strengths and areas for improvement, and set future goals.
  • Utilize Connection Meetings: Connection meetings play a vital role in building communication skills and meaningful interactions between learning coaches and scholars. They provide a platform for open dialogue and celebrating academic growth.
  • Celebrate Achievements: Acknowledge the efforts made by scholars in programs like Freckle, Lexia, and Lalilo. These programs support personalized learning experiences and reflect the effectiveness of our curriculum.
  • Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs): Utilize PLPs to capture rich information about your scholar’s learning journey and facilitate valuable conversations about their progress, goals, and areas for improvement.

By following this advice, you will create a supportive learning environment at home and celebrate your scholar’s academic growth and achievements. Together, let’s empower scholars to excel and thrive with Firebird spirit. Loud & Proud! It’s not too late to choose Compass – enroll today!

About Compass 

Compass Charter Schools (Compass) is the Gold Standard in Personalized Learning for innovative, creative self-learners. We celebrate diversity & equity in our tuition-free public school – every scholar belongs in our tailored education programs: Online and Options home study. As one of California’s leading WASC-accredited virtual charter schools of choice, we nurture a curiosity for lifelong learning. Every TK-12 scholar and learning coach (our term for parents) is fully supported with in-house counselors, welcoming staff, and talented accredited teachers. Additionally, we are the only virtual Purple Star School in California, and one of few virtual AVID programs in the nation. Join our collaborative virtual learning community. Rise and Soar with our Firebirds – enroll with Compass today!

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