Distance learning for college degrees and professional certificates has become more and more popular over the last 10 years. Now, there is a movement in education to digitize K-12 learning. According to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, there are 27 states with virtual schools, with about 1.8 million online elementary course enrollments during the 2009-2010 school year. The creation of online elementary school programs is especially unconventional given how important nurturing and socializing are to the development of young students.
This guide takes you through the initial considerations of the online elementary school experience: the reasons why parents turn to online learning, the factors to consider when reviewing programs, and the actual steps to apply and enroll.