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4 reasons why you should consider online education for your child

By Utah Online School  |  Posted Feb 22nd, 2016 @ 10:02am



It's no secret that education is vital in today's world. More and more employers are requiring their applicants to have some sort of education. In fact, according to a study done by Georgetown University, 65 percent of jobs by the year 2020 will require at least some sort of college experience.

But before anyone gets to that stage, they need to be successful in their education during their early years. However, the public school system may not be benefitting young students as much as it should be. For some students, the resolution to that issue is online school.

Here are 4 reasons why you should consider an online school for your child.

Easy access to top-quality teachers

The Internet knows no bounds, so your child won't be restricted only to teachers who reside in the local school district. In a piece published by the Heritage Foundation, Dan Lips says that online schools solve the problem that is facing the American public school system, which, in his words, is "the disparate access to high-quality teachers and instruction caused by socioeconomic and geographic differences."

So if you currently reside in an area that places your child in a school that doesn't meet the educational standards that you have for your child, online schools immediately puts you in contact with the gatekeepers of your child's education.

Online school offers all kinds of classes

Your child's school may not offer the courses that your child is interested in. School is a place where children should learn about what they love, but if their love of African history or geology isn't offered at their school, they have the option to go part-time and enroll in an online class.

As Dan Lips said in the same article, "a student attending a school without a physics teacher, for example, could learn physics from a teacher in another school district or even in another state" with online schooling.

Removes distractions

Mark Twain once said, "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." In essence, school sometimes hinders the education process. Sure, it's important for students to learn social skills in addition to their other studies, but for some, the social aspect of school may prove to be distracting — or even a huge impediment to learning. In the end, some students may learn better in quieter environments or solo.

Instead of opting for the homeschool option, you can enroll your child in online school.

It is free

Some people think that they'll have to pay for an online school on top of paying taxes for public schools. The good news is that there are public online schools.

For example, Utah Online School is completely tuition free, and the only requirement is that you live in Utah. Not only will your child be getting the benefit of top-quality instructors who are teaching subjects that your child is interested in, but the tuition is absolutely free.

If you want to learn more about options for online schooling in Utah, go to

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