If you've used a public virtual charter school, what was your experience like? in General Education Discussion Board Posted April 12, 2015 Does she work well on her own? How is she with time management? Is she driven to have all the boxes checked at the end of the day? Online virtual is just compressed ps at home. There are still all the hoops that come with ps. Each state is different so I can't specify exactly what hoops you'll have to jump through. A lot of the time the virtual school experience depends on the teacher. If this is a brand new program, expect a lot of growing pains, like teachers getting switched frequently. My thought is, does it hurt to try? Give it a full semester and see. You can always pull her if it's not working out. Better to give it a try before high school when it's for keeps. You also have to account for the huge adjustment it will be. It took my 14yo about 3 months, with me sitting by his side the first two weeks to figure out their own way of getting it done in a decent amount of time. Mine likes to block schedule his subjects. I should say he goes to Connections Academy and I don't have any first-hand experience with K12. He used CA in 5th and survived the whole year so we went back to CA for high school. It is doable, but it is just not a good fit for some kids. One thing we have to consider is that if we pull her from the college prep charter school she's in right now, she will probably never get back in. Siblings of students have preference, and some years, all of the siblings who apply don't get in. I'm not sure we want her to go there for high school anyway because the workload is very heavy, but at the same time, I won't send her to the regular high school we're districted for. So if we pull her, we will have to expect to either do the virtual public school or homeschool her through high school. She is a serious competitive dancer, so some flexibility and a reasonable workload are what we hope to gain. I think Connections Academy will be an option starting in 2016, so if we try K12 and hate it, we could try switching to Connections. K. is motivated. In spite of her ADHD, she is a hard worker. Some of that comes from having to work so hard to learn to read and some of it comes from dancing. I think having some (most?) of the work on the computer will actually help her to be more organized, because she's really bad at organizing paper. My dh was cleaning up some papers out of her backpack last week, and he said, "You know what I really hate about this? My backpack was the same way."