Online Schooling Proves Successful for Military Children
The average child in a military family moves six to nine times during their school years, necessitating numerous school changes. Continually having to adjust to new teachers, new classmates, and new curriculum can be stressful and challenging. For many military children, online education provides consistency in their constantly changing world. With online learning, their schooling goes with them no matter where they are.
Read on to see how these military kids are thriving in an online learning environment.
K12 student Austin Babcock’s online education led to honors and scholarships for him! Not only did Austin receive the highest honor a Boys and Girls Club member can receive as the 2014 Military Youth of the Year Award, but he already has a full scholarship to the University of Wyoming as a junior at Wyoming Virtual Academy. Read More
Thanks to his focus, determination, and online education, Jacob H. found himself with terrific college options this month. But in the end, it was no contest for the Bay Virtual Instruction Program of Florida student, who had accepted an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. At 18, Jacob is quite accustomed to moving on. With his father in the military, he has lived in six states and studied in both traditional and online settings. Read More
In this article about why parents choose online education, A.E. Dean explains how much it helped her military family. “My husband is deploying this year and he travels now for flight training, and we have been able to be with him!” she says. “Thank you K12 for taking our military residency and having teachers that understand our traveling, time zones, and sometimes crazy Internet connection. Thank you for giving us the chance to be a full time family until he leaves!” Read More
The Abbott Family — Homeschooling and the Military Life
As the Abbotts know, being a military family can be challenging—from long periods of time with a parent overseas to frequently uprooting and starting anew. While the Abbott family has had to make sacrifices to live the military life, they have never needed to worry about sacrificing their children’s education—they have that covered with K12. Read More
Spotlight Video: The Dabbs Family — Portability for the Military Lifestyle
Imagine having your five children change schools every three years. Military families make many sacrifices for their country. K12’s portability means a quality education for their children doesn’t have to be one of those sacrifices.
Read about other students in this series who do particularly well learning in an individualized, flexible, online learning environment. This seven-part series includes Advanced Learners, Elite Athletes and Performers, Bullied Students, College-Bound Students, Homeschoolers, Military Children, and Students who are not Challenged in Traditional Schools.
Anne Vogel is a senior writer for K12. With a degree in communications from Virginia Tech, and a master’s degree in linguistics and TESOL Certification from George Mason University, her passion for language and writing is clear. Her varied career includes six years teaching English as a Second Language at California State University–Long Beach, after which Anne returned to her native Virginia and taught at her alma mater, Fairfax High School. For the past ten years, she’s worked as a writer and editor for nonprofit and corporate organizations in the education and government contracting sectors. With friends across the globe—thanks to her teaching days—she loves to travel. But the destination she enjoys most is Marietta, Georgia, where her favorite nephew lives.