Letter to the Editor: Online Education

Originally published in the Idaho Statesman – July 19, 2018

Public school at home has been a life-changing experience for me, and Boise-area families should know about the free options available to them that go beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar school.

As the child of a military family, I have moved often, each time worrying about school. Before junior high, I enrolled in Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA), powered by K12.

This “virtual school” allowed me to learn from anyplace with a personalized curriculum so I could work at my own pace, either on my own or with help from teachers. I also participated in clubs and sports through the local high school, including track, cross country and hockey.

ITCA even offers events and opportunities, just like other Idaho public schools. I participated in BPA (Business Professionals of America) as well as a job shadowing event at the Micron facility.

My education through ITCA has provided me with the tools I need to be prepared for the future, and I want more families to know about it. From July 18-21, ITCA educators and administrators will be available to meet when K12 brings its mobile exhibit to Boise. I encourage your readers to come and learn more.

Harrison Jeannel, Boise

To learn more about Idaho Technical Career Academy, visit https://itca.k12.com/.

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