5 Reasons Why Self-Paced Learning Works

By September 14, 2022 Blog

Our Compass Online Learning Program (Compass Online) is celebrating over 10 years of being the Gold Standard in Virtual Education. When it comes to expertise in supporting self-paced learning, Compass Online is Loud & Proud! We are an award-winning, free public online school for grades K-12, serving Los Angeles, San Diego, Yolo and surrounding counties. For those who are considering an online learning program for your scholars, we curated this list of benefits for you to review.

1- Performance

A recent study revealed that self-paced learning boosts learning performance, and that performance increases when the learning experience is properly supported. That’s where we come in. Compass Online supports the learning coaches (our term for guardians/parents) and the scholars with our expertly developed Multi-tiered Support Services (MTSS). We developed MTSS to focus on customizing and fully supporting the learning journey for each scholar for academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success. The MTSS includes counselors, tutors, and more.

2- Wiggle Room

Scholars perform better academically when they get to move around during the school day. Unfortunately, statistics show that most children in the US don’t get enough physical activity. With self-paced learning, scholars can get outside to get their wiggles out and then properly focus on their lessons, whenever it works for them. Physical activity helps everyone with their physical and mental health. To support this, we offer wellness programs for our teachers and learning coaches, as well as scholar-led clubs and field trips for our scholars.

3- Customization

Every scholar learns differently. In a typical brick-and-mortar classroom setting, everyone is subject to the same teaching style and pace. With self-paced learning, the scholars learn responsibility for their own academic needs, and work at their own pace. They also learn to schedule extra teacher time or tutoring when needed to help them achieve their learning goals with full support. At Compass Online, teachers and learning coaches build close relationships to ensure the scholars’ academic journey is catered to their individual learning style, interests, level, and pace. The results are wonderful.

4- Convenience

Self-paced learning occurs on the schedule that works for the scholar (and learning coach). This is extremely convenient for families who travel a lot throughout the year, scholars building early careers (like acting or professional sports), gifted scholars, and military-connected families. Recorded learning labs and online materials create a comfortable learning environment for the self-paced scholar, and Compass Online has been mastering this for over ten years. That’s why we’re the Gold Standard in Virtual Education.

5- Bonding

Relationship-building is referenced above in the other benefits, but the importance of the teacher-coach-scholar relationship is such that it deserves its own section. The performance, wiggle breaks, customization, and convenience are all successful because of the strong bonds that occur at Compass Online. Our teachers, counselors and leaders all get to know the scholars and engage them in their academic journey to unparalleled levels. We are the Compass family.

Compass’ Online Learning Program teaches grades K-12, and we look forward to meeting you and your scholar for enrollment consideration in our tuition-free public schools. Together we can customize a self-paced plan for your scholar’s academic, social, and emotional success, fully supported by our outstanding educators and staff. Would you like to rise and soar like a Firebird at your own pace? It’s never too late- enroll with us today!

About Compass 

Compass Charter Schools’ Online Learning Program (Compass Online) celebrates 10 years as the Gold Standard in Virtual Education. Serving thousands of online scholars throughout California, we support each K-12 scholar and learning coach with in-house counselors, talented accredited teachers, and a staff of excellence. As the only Purple Star School in California, and one of the few online AVID programs in the nation, Compass Online is beyond unique and impressive. Rise and Soar with our Firebirds – Enroll today!

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