In the column “Ritz: Virtual Schools Fail Students [Nov. 11],” the author, a library media specialist, fails to note a large percentage of students at virtual schools are at-risk or behind grade levels upon enrollment. What’s more, many states have accountability standards that rate “schools” rather than academic progress achieved by virtual students.
We’re actively working to improve academic outcomes by investing in innovative curriculum and wrap-around services. It is important to understand that personalized learning dramatically improves student academic outcomes for many students we teach every day by delivering a safe and stimulating learning experience for all students served.
Rachel Goodwin, interim head of school