Why Online Courses

Posted by eCampus Virtual High School on 6/14/2019 11:00:00 AM

According to edweek.org, an estimated 2.7 million students took roughly 4.5 million supplemental online courses during the 2014-2015 school year.  Online courses continue to be an option for students who desire a more flexible learning experience.  Furthermore, high school students have become more aware of their post-secondary options afforded to them and want to see similar opportunities trickle down to high school. 

The list below, while certainly not comprehensive, provides a brief overview of why students take online courses. 

Why online courses

  • Flexibility-Sometimes a course you really want at your home school prevents you from taking another course.  Online courses offer some flexibility and can help you get the courses you need/want for graduation.  In addition, online courses can free up time in your schedule to participate in internships and extracurricular activities.
  • Not offered at home school-Not all high schools offer all courses included in the high school course description guide.  Our online courses can fill some of those gaps.
  • Accessibility-There is a convenience factor associated with online courses.  You have anytime, anywhere access to your courses.  Whether at home or at a local café, your online courses can travel with you wherever you go. 
  • Get ahead-In addition to taking a full load at your home school, you can take online courses to free up room in your schedule for other courses. 
  • Opportunity for in-person support-Our online teachers are Peoria Unified instructors who teach at one of our seven high schools.  Our students like the fact they can obtain in-person support in an online environment. 

As you can see, there are different motivations for taking online classes.  Whatever your reason, we hope you consider eCampus Virtual High School for your next online course.