Problem or Issue Investigation and Solution
The situation that I have been dealing with that has been very distressing involves my 14 year old son. We have been challenged for a long time with how he performs in school. He is a very intelligent child and does very well on standardized testing, scoring at or above grade level in all areas. Seeing the test come in tells me that he is more than capable academically. However, emotionally he has a very hard time in school with peers and in some situations teachers. I have done research to see if sending him to an online school may be a good option. First I had to sit him down and discuss our options, so he was my first source of information. We had to work out all the details; we discussed how he would spend his time in the online classroom verses the play time on the computer. There was also the concern that his lap top was not very reliable, we needed a new computer for him to be successful. The final concern that had to be addressed was the social aspect. At this point I started researching different school and interviewing them to find the best fir for my son. I found The IQ academy was very helpful in my research. The school offered a laptop so one of the problems was easily worked out. The other main concerns time management and social involvement need more time and research. I first need to find a way that I can be home more during the day to support him during his time at school. Taking responsibility for learning is not something every student can maintain. It can be difficult to self-discipline at a young age, and this is a must in an online classroom. Some students cannot handle the responsibility of taking tests, handing in an assignment, or participating if they are not provided a schedule to keep them on track. I also need to be sure that he is accountable for his time and is willing to...