Charter Oak Unified unveils new virtual school for K-12 students
There are 10 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Aug 16, 2010, titled Charter Oak Unified unveils new virtual school for K-12 students. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:Charter Oak Unified administrators hope a new online education program will draw students to the district while providing another option for home schoolers.
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#1 Aug 17, 2010
Remember people- charter schools make their profit by getting a certain amount of money per student per day from the state. Whatever can do to spend less money, goes into the bank of the Charter school
It's not so bad here yet, but in the Midwest, there are many for-profit charter schools popping up- most owned by the same corporations that run the private prisons- They do whatever it takes to cut corners, skimp and save... in order to turn a profitā. Or they just walk away.(That's happened a couple of times in San Bernardino, and the District was on the hook for cleaning up the remnants and absorbing the students while a bunch of "investors" walked away with a load of tax dollars.
SO----- When I see things like "Virtual Classroom" I shudder.
The school's owners have realized that keeping the kids home, purchasing a "learn at home through the internet" package- and reselling this package to the students. It means profit.
Don't believe me? Look into it- Specifically Louisiana where the floods took out half the schools.
And I believe in Kansas where the governor shut down 90% of the schools because of budget cuts? BS! It was a prelude to handing property, assets, and state money over to his corporate donors.
Remember one thing when you here Charter School- the charter school gets the same amount of money that the public schools do- BUT!
The charter school does not put every cent back into the school- the incentive is to cut as many corners as possible to turn a profit- That sucks.
It sucks more when the Corporation realize there is no profit and lock the doors and walk away.
Look it up people.
#2 Aug 17, 2010
No matter, in the end each has an opinion.
#3 Aug 17, 2010
Thats what we need an online school so kids can sit on their rear ends at home and maybe they will learn something while they have no real instructor real funny Will this really help the students or just line the pockets of the District Mangers with kick backs from K12. Food for the brain LOL
#4 Aug 17, 2010
The independent study program for Charter Oaks Unified is not at Sunflower, its at COHS. This might be the only way to attract new students to ghetto high - COHS. The school, staff and administration are wonderful, the students - racist trash (at least enough of them to run us out). My kid lasted 2 days in traditional school before a group of very ghetto kids ran us out. Throwing stuff at the car, yelling obscenities and in general just being very intimidating. We tried independent studies, but having to attend the COHS campus 1 day a week was still too stressful. After 5 months, we ended up at a charter school out of the district. Guess they didn't want blond haired/blue eyed kids attending Beanerville High.
#5 Aug 17, 2010
The poster number 04, must ahve been mistaken that kind of activity happens at "Glendora High School."
#6 Aug 19, 2010
What a shame that an outstanding, cutting edge Homeschool program, started in the early '90's, such as Oak Knoll has dived so low. This Homeschool used to be the model for other districts to follow. They offered so many activities for the children. They had 3 different Book Clubs - one for parents too!, Field Trips, Cooking class, Drama productions, Sharing times, Holiday parties, Art classes, music classes etc.
Now they have a princiPAL who is no ones "Pal". In fact, no one can find her or talk to her. I think we could all see this program coming. Their enrollment has gone waaay down this year, I'd even guess that their numbers are close to 1/2 of last years enrollment. COSD has had to scramble to keep ADA dollars rolling in. Money has won out, and Oak Knoll has sold out.
My heart breaks that teaching is now left solely to computers and as stated our children are relegated to more time staring at a computer screen. I almost miss the old Homeschool "socialization" worries. Now the administration has deemed it acceptable to keep your children unsocialized.
Their new school motto should be "Spent Less time out in the World Exploring and more time exploring the Virtual World".
Shame on COSD...
#7 Oct 9, 2010
Another great online school for k-12 is: Eaton Academy, a SACS/CASI accredited academic institution, provides a wide range of programs designed to help individual students achieve their academic goals. These programs vary in their student-to-teacher ratio, schedule of classes, and type of resources. Students benefit from using required personal laptops and interactive classroom software, as well as wireless and on-demand video technology. Ranging from the K8 and High School programs with their traditional full-day approach to the completely individualized course offerings of the Independent Study Program, Eaton Academy has education solutions for every mind, every age.
Since: Oct 10
#8 Oct 18, 2010
The breakaway take schedule for Charter Oaks Unified is not at Helianthus, its at COHS. This might be the only way to pull new students to ghetto superior - COHS. The refine, staff and administration are wonderful, the students - antiblack riffraff. My kid lasted 2 days in tralatitious cultivate before a gather of real ghetto kids ran us out. Throwing stuff at the car, shout obscenities and in plain just existence rattling intimidating. We proved separate studies, but having to assist the COHS campus 1 day a hebdomad was console too trying. After 5 months, we ended up at a charter polish out of the regulate. Approximation they didn't Lyceum.
#9 Jan 31, 2013
I have two students at Oak Knoll VA and another who will start Kinder in the fall. We love this school! The curriculum is awesome and my kids are getting a great education. i love my children's teachers! They are so committed and what home school teachers should be. My kids are definitely not sitting around on the computer all day. we have lots of classes, workshops and field trips that the principal let's the teachers plan. Trust me. There are no other home school online schools like this school around. I am so glad I found it!
#10 Feb 1, 2013
I see there are plenty of whizz and splat postings on this topic.
In short you have to adapt to new changes from the educational field or the enviroment.
Times are a changing, hope some of you out there remember that phrase.
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