Sunday Comic

Sunday Comic Thanks to Fox most of us now know that we are not smarter than a fifth grader… Anyone want to take a stab at being smarter than an undergrad? Leave a comment with an explanation of all, or just one, of these mathematical equations. P.S. Don’t feel bad if you don’t understand several […]

Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes

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 […]

Anime Club

Has anyone heard of Anime? I never knew what this was until my son started getting into reading manga about 5 years ago. Then he started watching ongoing Japanese manga series on TV like Dragon Ball Z and Fullmetal Alchemist. And about 3 years ago he started attending Nan-Desu-Kan which is an annual Anime Convention […]

Parent Power in Oregon

Parent Power in Oregon. On Tuesday I blogged about Making Your Voice Heard. Below is a perfect example of how a group of passionate parents, students, teachers, and administrators gathered to let legislators know just how important public virtual schools are to the families of Oregon. Access to virtual schools in Oregon is given on […]

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


Make Your Voice Heard

Choice programs promote healthy competition, offer safe learning environments, lead to better test scores and higher graduation rates, saves tax payers money, encourage parental involvement, and empowers parents to choice the right school for their child. Students are benefiting and achieving from school choice programs, yet these programs are not available to all families in […]

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, […]

Working Together to Enhance the Cyberschool Experience

In September ’09, Ben DeGrow, Policy Analyst, Education Policy Center in Colorado interviewed Judith Stokes and myself on the cyber school experience in Colorado and I thought you’d enjoy this 15 minute clip. Judith Stokes is a dear friend of mine and president of the Colorado Cyberschool Association (CCA)  and I am president of the Colorado […]


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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