|"I found myself more involved as a parent in monitoring my children and their homework. I am talking to my kids about their projects and more involved in teaching them early to take greater ownership for VLA responsibilities - being in class session on time; asking questions/participating; completing homework; studying/preparing for tests; etc"
|"I enjoyed it. I felt good, and welcomed."
|"The brightest highlights of our VLA experience is not worrying about the health of our children from day-today. Additionally, we can see and be involved in the educational experience with our children through this ever changing pandemic."
|"We never had to worry about him getting covid. That's a huge deal given his medical situation. He also has tremendous anxiety about it, and so staying home erased all of his anxiety."
|"I learned at my own pace. If I didn’t understand a leasson I could go back and reread it at anytime."
|"I enjoyed seeing comments on Canvas. I also enjoyed watching my daughter learn to manage her own schedule. This way of schooling has allowed her time to also follow her passions outside of school in a unique way."
|"My child loved being able to move at her own pace. She was able to get help when she needed it."
|"I was more energized and more motivated (personally) to complete my assignments, than I was previously in school."
|"It's been really great, and I would highly recommend to others who prefer online learning."
|"Ms. Smoots was always helpful. She went above and beyond to assist me in setting up a schedule that would work with my dance training. Also, Ms. Smoots always answers questions and is very accommodating."
|"I learned a lot about myself in this online experience."
|"I was able to learn in a comfortable safe space which helped me to focus and pay attention with every assignment that I did."
|"VLA gave me the flexibility that I need in my schedule."
|"My child benefited from learning at VLA because it encouraged her to be more responsible and organized."
|"Smaller classes meant my son could get more help from the teachers."