More options, more flexibility and a chance to incorporate community based activities in their education. Those are just a few reasons students from all over the state may enroll in the Pasco School district’s eSchool, assistant principal JoAnne Glenn said.
The school can serve students located anywhere in Florida. An agreement with the student’s home district is needed for full-time enrollment, Glenn said.
The reasons for enrolling in the virtual school vary, from alleviating a scheduling conflict to leveraging the school’s mastery-based learning model, which allows students to revise and resubmit assignments to improve their understanding, Glenn said.
“Most of our students blend their school schedules, and we served more than 3,000 course requests in grades 6-12,” Glenn said.
Pasco eSchool offers six world language courses, more Advanced Placement courses, and many elective courses that our traditional schools are unable to sustain on their own, Glenn said.
Sometimes a class-size cap is reached on a particular course on a school campus but there are more students who want to enroll. Pasco eSchool allows students to take the course they need online in those cases, Glenn said.
Glenn said more families are considering virtual school because it offers several benefits, including “options for students and teachers to meet and extend their learning through community-based activities and work sessions.”
The eSchool also has virtual learning labs operated in partnership with high schools, which provide a supervised, structured work environment, she said.
The school is hosting a “What is Pasco eSchool?” Golf Scramble on August 18 at The Groves Golf and Country Club. Sponsors and players are needed.
For more information about Pasco eSchool, check out the school’s website.