At Taylion Academy, an online virtual elementary school in Victorville, CA, one of the top questions we get is why families choose online charter schools. Every family at our school is unique and has its own combination of reasons for choosing an online school. However, we do hear families repeat similar reasons for choosing online schools.
WHY DO PARENTS SAY THEY CHOSE AN ONLINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- The elementary schools close to me cannot meet my child’s needs.
- The elementary schools close to me are not highly rated.
- My child is falling behind in traditional school.
- My child has experienced bullying at the public elementary schools near me.
In addition to the reasons we usually hear, COVID-19 has become a huge concern for parents. Parents tell us “The elementary schools around me are not taking COVID-19 seriously.”
Helping Kids Catch Up
Parents are also expressing frustration from the last years of public education. School districts pivoted to online but were not set up for online education. Combine that with the fear, stress, and uncertainty that many kids were experiencing at home, and many elementary students fell behind in school. Parents are nervous, as they should be. Elementary education provides the foundation for lifelong learning. While it is perfectly understandable that students struggled last year, it can create challenges for the coming years. Taylion High Desert Academy has summer programs for elementary students that can help students catch up. We also offer flexibility in our online programs so that students who are struggling can catch up instead of getting further behind.
Increase Your Options
Located in Victorville and Adelanto, Taylion Academy offers in-person instruction for grades Kindergarten-5th Grade, across Apple Valley, Barstow, Hesperia, Lancaster, Palmdale, Big Bear Lake, Big Bear, Crestline, Helendale, Lake Arrowhead, Lucerne Valley, Phelan & Wrightwood CA. We are dedicated to equipping students with 21st-century skills or with skills necessary for today’s college and career requirements. This includes preparing students to think critically and problem-solves using multiple strategies. Fundamentals of education are taught in grades K-5 including reading, concepts of science and mathematics, and where students start to gain a basic understanding of history, and the world surrounding us. Our Elementary School Program also focuses on natural and social sciences, arts, physical education, and health.
Elementary school plays a significant part in socialization within peer groups and focuses on the whole child. The whole child approach is defined as ensuring each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, both in school and in their community. Every student is unique and we embrace those differences by building an inclusive community within our schools and providing students a safe environment to share. As stated in our Education Philosophy, Taylion Academy recognizes that our students come from different backgrounds and our teachers and staff strive to meet the students where they are, in terms of educational understanding. Students will be taught grade level common core state standards while receiving supplemental support and interventions as needed to bridge the achievement gap based on the student’s individualized needs. Taylion is committed to fostering a program that promotes excellence, honesty, accountability, and integrity. Taylion also remains committed to establishing a safe and non-disruptive environment that is conducive to student learning.
Elementary school students will receive a certificate of promotion once they meet all basic academic requirements defined below for grades K-5. Except in unusual circumstances warranting an adjustment of the individual’s program, each student will complete two semesters of the following: