Getting Organized in an Online School

Today I was planning on posting about getting connected in an online school, but because school has just started, or in our case in Colorado school starts tomorrow, it’s timelier to write about getting organized. Now that you as a parent have made this significant commitment of time and energy to ensure that your child […]

“Something Doesn’t Have To Be Wrong For It Not To Be Right”

I’ve been so wrapped up in making the move to WordPress and with my son making the move to college that I completely missed: The excting news! I started blogging last January and I had the pleasure of meeting Carol Anne, author of Lula Lola.  Carol Anne’s news is exciting and so well shared on her […]

Colorado Virtual Academy’s 3rd Graduating Class

Saturday, June 4 was a treasured day for many Colorado Virtual Academy (COVA) families attending COVA’s graduation ceremony at CU Boulder. Bailey, a Graduating Senior and an incredibly talented vocalist, kicked off the ceremony with The National Anthem, followed by the welcome address from COVA’s Head of School, Heidi Heineke. Then we heard from Teri […]

Colorado Cyberschools 2nd Annual Red Ribbon Week Celebration

Wednesday’s Red Ribbon Week celebration was a fun event with approximately 200 students, parents, and supporters of online education participating at Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.  We were privileged to be joined by the Colorado National Guard, a DEA agent, the helicopter pilot, and Miss Colorado Springs who all shared remarks with our group.  Then our families had the […]

Colorado’s Cyberschool Day at the Capitol

Colorado’s Cyberschool Day at the Capitol. Our day took place last Thursday and was a great day for celebrating school choice and thanking our legislators for Supporting School Choice in Colorado. The Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families and the Colorado Cyberschools Association co-sponsored this event with approximately 600 people in attendance. Representative Frank McNulty and […]

Great News for Families in Washington

Great news! Great news! K-6 Online Learning Funding Restored!  The outpouring of responses from families who shared their success stories of why online schooling works for their family was just too hard for the legislature to ignore. Legislators do listen! We need to keep informing our policy makers of why this public school option should […]

Household Chores…Schooling at home…HELP!

When we first enrolled in our online school, I tried to figure out how I was going to manage schooling my daughter at home and household chores. I didn’t do a great job the first year, and the second year I brought both of my boys home to school online which brought about a whole […]

Wordless Wednesday! Shhh…they’re working so nicely!


Choice in Education

Choice in Education. I’ve shared lots about The Virtual World of Education, otherwise known as public online schools, but there are other school choice options available. Years ago, we didn’t have the educational options that are available to us today. Traditional neighborhood public schools are probably the schools that we are all most familiar with, […]


In cyber schools or online schools, parents play a VERY important role; parents are Learning Coaches and Mentors that have an extensive support system. Parents make sure their child is on track and progressing in their school work. In most K-8 online models the parent can adjust the daily schedule to meet the needs of […]


The number of students enrolling in online schools has risen rapidly in the past 10 years. So what’s the growing popularity all about for cyber schools or as some refer to them, online schools? I attribute this rapid growth to the many benefits that online schools offer : 1- We need options. Our children all […]

Colorado Virtual Academy (COVA)

COVA, an online public charter school, has been our school since 2004. As a traditional brick and mortar schooling family for 7 years, this family took a different turn in education in 2004; a turn in the best interest of my three children, all with different learning needs and styles.My oldest son began his education […]

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