Is Online Learning Right For Me?

Is Online Learning Right For Me?

Do you want more flexibility and independence in your education?  Do you need to work full-time to help support a family?  Are you a teen parent?  Have you struggled in traditional classrooms?  Do you have an illness or condition that prevents you from attending larger classrooms and learning environments? Are you being bullied or struggle with anxiety?  Maybe you are just looking for a different school experience but still want to graduate from Valley High School.  If so, the Valley Online Learning Center might be a great fit for your needs.  Although online learning offers a variety of options and flexibility in learning it is not for everyone.  

Online learning requires students to be self-motivated along with parents/guardians who are willing to work in partnership with Valley Online Learning Center staff for students to be successful.  


Are self-directed and self-motivated
Are independent learners who direct their own learning
Have good reading comprehension skills
Have good written communication skills
Are able to effectively manage their time
Are goal-oriented
Have basic to above average computer skills
Have good parent/guardian/mentor support
Online education does not work for everyone.  If you are a student that has struggled with attendance and completeing homework and assignments, online learning will prove to be more difficult.  Because of the inherit nature of online learning students that struggle with reading can have more troubles with online learning and might need more support.  


Is online learning a good fit for you? Click on the link below and complete the self-assessment to determine if the Valley Online Learning Center is a good fit for you.  This information is not used as part of the enrollment process but for students and parents to reflect on the student's ability to perform in an online environment.  Parents and students should complete the self-assessment together.

Click here to go to the self assessment
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