Curious about how online high school with career readiness education is different from traditional public school?
At Destinations Career Academies, online high school students receive instruction from certified teachers who are trained in the virtual environment. Teachers of career-based electives also often have industry experience. Plus, Destinations has the backing of K12, an online education company with 20 years of experience in distance learning.
At traditional public schools, students receive in-person instruction from certified teachers at a local school. In certain circumstances, there may also be a virtual learning component.
If Destinations Career Academies are online high schools at home, how are they different from homeschooling? Great question.
With homeschooling, students primarily receive instruction from a parent or guardian who can dedicate the majority of their day to educating their children. There are still guidelines and requirements to meet, but parents set up the plan for curriculum, assignments, and social activities. Some homeschool groups use cooperatives to share the instruction with other homeschool families.
At Destinations, online high school students tend to work independently in a structured environment with proven curriculum taught by certified teachers. Parents or guardians (known as a Learning Coaches) assist with oversight and motivation vs. direct educational support so it is less of a daily time commitment for parents. Destinations is a comprehensive program with built-in student opportunities like work-based learning experiences, extracurricular clubs and activities, and even industry certification exam preparation.*†
Students develop real-world skills in elective courses in healthcare, business, information technology, and more. Plus, they practice professional skills like communication and collaboration.