My oldest is soon to be 5 and we're just starting to consider K12/VA for her.
DD has been in a wonderful preschool with a special needs inclusion program, while getting therapy (OT, PT, SLP) from the county school system.
She's very bright academically, but has hemiplegia (from a prenatal stroke), and with motor and speech delays, she needs a lot of extra attention and modifications. She's also super independent.
It's a trait that serves her very well with her challenges, but she also needs lots of leeway to choose her own tasks and move at her own pace.
Her amazing preschool has given her all that. They have no more than 12 students per class, with a teacher and at least two assistant teachers at all times, and every teacher there is a gem.
Even with an IEP in place, I'm really doubting the public schools classrooms ability to do the same for her.
I've been giving our school options a lot of thought lately, and came to MDC to check out homeschool resources, and found this thread.
I'ld really love to hear more about how the virtual academy works with special needs/IEPs, etc.
I've also got a very busy, high needs toddler running around, I'm a LLL leader, and DH and I would like to have another little bundle of joy in a couple of years. How does the VA course work and schedule work for you with other little ones and generally busy lives?? I only want to do what's best for my little ones, but as an overwhelmed, sleep deprived mother, I have to admit it's been tempting to at least try
kindergarten and the public school system to give myself a break.
Thanks so much for all the great info!!