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Benefits of Alternative School in Today's World

Jul 21, 2020

In today's ever changing world, traditional schools (public schools being governed by a school district) are becoming less viable as we enter a socially distanced society. As the world faces COVID-19, around 60,000 cases are being recorded around the globe each day. This is why we find ourselves seeking alternative options when it comes to daily activities and ways of living. These alternative options also includes a range of options for schooling your child. As the time nears, it's becoming clearer that parents will have an important decision to make; will you be sending your child(ren) to traditional school, or finding alternative and possibly safer options amongst these times? Throughout this article you will be able to learn the benefits of alternative schooling and how schools such as Futures Academy can be a means to all ends in this ever-changing world. 

Traditional Schools

A great number of students are lacking in multiple skills and crucial knowledge as a foundation for higher education. This can be seen due to a proneness of traditional schools facing problems such as a lack of students/teacher relationships, mixed learning levels (of which can stump personal student growth), the common non-availability of quality teachers, and an emphasis on academic subjects rather than supporting and utilizing creative talents. With this type of schooling it becomes easier for students to fall behind and never revisit a subject that they did not grasp.  

Alternative Schools

Alternative schools have been known to bridge these gaps within their own statistics, these are schools that provide non-traditional experiences. This can include educational learning within an online, magnet, charter, or private school. The types of schools you can find in this category carries a range of diverse focuses and studies, expanding not only the choices of which a parent can decide from, but also an expansion of ways the student can personally grow and add on to building their own human capital. Not to mention as alternative schools provide a non-traditional experience, more care and awareness are able to go into preventing the potential spread of diseases as it's not being forced to take actions that may endanger the students and/or their families. 

Alternative schooling started as institutions in the 1960s due to a movement of parents and their demand for options of educational learning for their child. These schools were to meet the requirements of which the traditional schools were not regarding the child's needs. They however soon lost this deep-rooted purpose and were soon seen as a place to send children with behavior problems, of which is viewed negatively when in fact, is still with a positive connotation as the so called "poorly behaved" students are also in need of alternate and curated learning to fit their needs. Nowadays, we see another turn in their use of which finds it way back to the original meaning of the institutions, they're being used to better help give students who are not reaching their full potential in traditional schools, a chance to do just that and while retaining knowledge and obtaining their high-school diploma. 

Futures Academy is a strong alternative solution for families when it comes to schooling. They are able to guide students that find themselves slipping through the many cracks inside the public schooling system and sustain the growth of their minds with one-to-one instruction which allows for the personal development in areas that traditional schooling would simply move on from. While offering 100% live virtual instruction, this brings about a range of benefits in today's climate; this includes falling in line with social distanced guidelines and protecting the overall health of your family. However, it also works to tackle school related issues such as eliminating distractions, making the learning process that much easier. The care for each of their student's growth and development doesn't stop there, it's all paired with curated lessons and plans for every student accompanied by opportunities to socialize with peers through fun virtual clubs, virtual field trips, and online guided study sessions.  

Futures Academy campuses look different, teach differently, and have a greater impact on students by offering quality ways to learn and push individual improvement. Try us out with our Free Virtual Day: A Trial Experience. To learn more, visit Futures4you.com.

Futures Academy has transitioned to teaching 100% LIVE online one-to-one instruction for all courses to support students and families during this time. Enroll now for full-time, part-time courses-for-credit, summer classes and/or personalized tutoring. Call 888.425.7876, fill out the request information form or chat with us to set up a virtual campus tour today!