Valkyrie Cadet Squadron Change of Command

* Civil Air Patrol’s Valkyrie Cadet Squadron is commanded by Senior Member, Major Thom Scheffel who supervises the Cadet Commander. The Cadet Commander who is selected to command the squadron must be committed to Civil Air Patrol’s core values of Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect. The Cadet must demonstrate leadership qualities, be a superlative […]

Having a successful school year schooling from your home base

The 2012-13 school year begins in just a few weeks; our start date is August 20.  Being a veteran Colorado Virtual Academy parent/learning coach/mentor to 3 children, I have found over the years that getting organized helps to ensure a successful school year.  I’d like to share with you a post I wrote last year […]

World War II Civil Air Patrol Cadets

* This month’s issue of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Volunteer highlights some of the youngest members of Civil Air Patrol: World War II Cadets.  Those who were too young to enlist in the military found CAP to be a place to support their country during WWII.     Major Paul Gilmore, a Senior Member of Valkyrie […]

Our K12 Materials for the 2012-13 School Year are here!

* It never gets old; the UPS guy pulls up to our home with our K12 school materials and the excitment is just like it was the very first day we received our school materials back in 2004. In our online school, we receive all of the materials we will need from K12 in order to have a […]

Rachel: Perspectives of Online Schooling: Students tell us their opinions about online schooling

* Monday, Rachel shared about her experiences at the 2012 Annual Family Reunion and today I am thrilled that Rachel is joining us again to share her article from her journalism class. A little about Rachel, a 2012 Colorado Virtual Academy Graduate: I’m going to start my journey at Aims Community College, and then transfer to […]

Tillie Elvrum talks about the 2012 Annual Family Reunion

* Yesterday, Rachel shared about her experience at the 2012 Public School Options Family Reunion and today Tille Elvrum is sharing about her time at the reunion.  Tillie is a good friend of mine and VP of the Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families. Tillie is also a Mentor for her 10th grader who attends Colorado […]

Rachel shares about her time at the the 2012 Annual Family Reunion

* Public School Options, which began in 2008 “is an alliance of parents that supports and defends parents’ rights to access the best public school options for their children.”  In the summer of 2008, state coalition parent leaders gathered in Virginia for our very 1st Family Reunion hosted by the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families […]

Wordless Wednesday: Valkyrie Cadet Squadron Promotions

Congratulations to Cadet Master Sergeant Shannon Cooney for achieving this rank!                  

Last weekend this summer to visit the Colorado Renaissance Festival

********************************** The Colorado Renaissance Festival is a family-fun must visit event located in Larkspur Colorado just south of Denver.  The festival is held on weekends only and this is the last weekend of the summer to enjoy a journey into the 16th Century and be entertained by characters dressed in Renaissance costumes and the wonderfully […]

A great turnout for Colorado Cyber School Park Day

************************************ The Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families (CCCF) and the Colorado Cyberschool Association (CCA) hosted the 2nd Annual Cyber Schools Park Day at Westlands Park last Friday.  The sun was shining and we had a great turnout of students, families and school staff with 5 different cyber schools represented: Colorado Virtual Academy, Colorado Connections Academy, […]

Remember why you brought your child home to school

Every once in a while, both my children and I come to a place where we are feeling overwhelmed and overcommitted, and it becomes challenging to maintain our commitment to continue schooling online at home. Back in 2004, I started searching for other educational options for my daughter, because we needed something more than what […]

Park Day for Colorado Cyber School Families

This Friday, July 20 is Park Day for Colorado Cyber School Families! This free event is hosted by the Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families and the Colorado Cyberschools Association for all students and families who attend a Colorado public online school. When: Friday, July 20 Where: Westlands Park in Greenwood Village Time: 10 AM And if […]

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