Designed by educators with years of experience in homeschooling, classroom teaching, internet studies, and education this online school will meet the needs of families and educators looking for an alternative way to provide exceptional education outside the traditional classroom. We are a school with a physical building and real students who take classes at our location in Florida, and others who take on-line classes throughout the world. When you enroll with our online school, you are taking the same courses our students are enjoying at our physical location. We are using methods, classes, and curriculum that we know to be successful with our students. No matter where you live you can enjoy our classes and benefits!
We were the harshest critics of online schools, as we had personally used many of those available. There was a need to create a school that kept the elements we loved and lost the ones we found frustrating, grueling, or boring. We added the features not available in most virtual schools, like multi-modal teaching, in order to keep the students interested and engaged. Classes are listed by ability level, so students may take a class that is at THEIR level as opposed to those mandated by traditional institutions. Keeping this in mind, we can cater to a wide variety of students. Those with learning challenges, those who are gifted, and all other students can finally be allowed to choose their own skill levels.
A big part of our educational philosophy is the fact that Solid Rock Virtual School allows students to progress at a pace of their choice. Students are not on a mandated pace chart ( if you have ever used one, you know how grueling they can be). Those with the motivation to accelerate their own education have the opportunity to move at a faster pace than typically available, and students who struggle with a particular subject have the opportunity to take the extra time needed in that class. Since we recognize that all students have strengths and weaknesses in different subjects, our school can accommodate all learners to help ensure their personal success. Solid Rock Virtual School offers an unprecedented flexible schedule so that each student can achieve success!
Our belief is that children should complete every class learning something new and valuable. Just doing busywork does not constitute mastery! Our classes use a variety of methods to increase learning and memory and to stimulate most learners. By using frequent review to reinforce the previous lesson learned, we hope to create an environment where the students master the material and can recall it even once the class is completed. We believe, unlike the traditional school system, that students must master the current level before moving on to a more advanced level. We have found lack of mastery to be the reason why so many students have such "gaps" when they reach middle and high school. Teachers and schools have pushed them forward, when they really needed more time for review. We refuse to move students forward based solely on the fact that they have completed a course. We want the students to achieve success in the subject matter while still moving at a pace suitable for them. Our school uses this same method of teaching and advancement in our classroom setting and it is very successful. Each student's pace and strengths are unique. We recognize that!
Our classes use a variety of methods to increase learning and memory and to stimulate most learners. By using frequent review to reinforce the previous lessons learned, we hope to create an environment where the students master the material. Then they will be able to recall it, even once the class is completed. Unlike other schools, we are about mastery of the material-- cramming for tests and then regurgitating it is not what we are seeking. Knowing the student has mastered new material and achieved success is our goal at Solid Rock Virtual School!
Our school uses this same method of teaching and advancement in our classroom setting and it is very successful for all ages, grades and levels. Skill level based, self-paced education is an enjoyable experience for the student. Multi-modal teaching engages the student and aides in easier understanding. Solid Rock Virtual School uses the computer as an essential instructional resource. Most courses include exercises in which students answer questions and receive immediate feedback from the computer. Our classes also include teacher-graded assignments, where the teacher personally reviews and grades each assignment. Students are encouraged to contact the teacher anytime during the course when additional guidance is needed. One-on-one sessions are available as needed.
Solid Rock Virtual School is using advanced features to complement our classes. We are dedicated to developing computer-based multimedia courses that provide students with required, advanced, and specialty courses regardless of where they live. We will continue to add more courses as we find new and exciting ways to present subjects and implement them into our school!
Each student's pace and strengths are unique. We recognize that and want to give each student the opportunity to succeed in school and enjoy the process! With the use of self-paced classes and multimodal curriculum, the student's success is 'virtually' guaranteed!
We are happy to welcome prospective students the opportunity to visit our physical school and meet their online teachers in person. Current students are always welcome to come by for a visit and are invited to special yearly functions, including our parties, workshops, sports activities, and annual Promotion/Graduation ceremony. In this way, they are truly part of our school family and feel even more connected. We have students in physical classrooms in our Florida location and virtual classrooms throughout the world.....students know they are not alone!