“What will I need before I start school?”
is a commonly asked question. We want the best experience for your student. While the curriculum is online, there are still a few essentials for online learning success:
Reliable Internet Access
Make sure you have a reliable internet service that is reasonably fast. It is a good idea to have a few backup options for getting online if your primary connection is having issues.
Unlike a traditional school setting, where students may move from one classroom to another, your student may be sitting in one spot for a while when engaging in our online school. So make sure to have a good chair designed for comfort and concentration.
Find a school workspace in the house, preferably at a desk. This will ensure your student has a convenient place for accessing online lessons, studying, and completing offline assignments. A good area is one with less noise and distraction for better focus.
Planner or Calendar
Even though most assignments are online, you may want to print items to access offline or for your records. Finding a daily, weekly, or monthly calendar planner is helpful.
Traditional School Supplies
While you will do much of your work on the computer, you will still want items such as pens, pencils, highlighters, binders, crayons, scissors, rulers, and notebook paper on hand. As you start school, you can always contact your teacher to see if they recommend other materials for future lessons.