Online independent study options benefit both students who struggle and those who excel and need to move at a faster pace than their peers. The flexibility, access, and personalized approach of online independent study makes it a perfect fit for many students for many reasons.
Charter schools are, by definition, public institutions. And in 2022, almost 4 million students attended American charter schools; 84% of them were students of color. In an age where choice and freedom are at the heart of the country’s political and social focus, it makes sense that increased freedom to choose where our kids get equitably and appropriately educated according to their individual needs is too.
Competency-based learning (CBL) supports student success by allowing learners to progress at their own pace, focusing on the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills. In CBL, students demonstrate mastery of a topic before moving on to the next one, rather than advancing based on time spent in class or credit hours earned.