Let’s face it—it’s tough being a kid. And these days, children are faced with pressures from social media platforms, virtual communities, and an “always online” reality their parents never faced. It’s no wonder an emphasis on mental health is becoming more prevalent in children’s lives.
These challenges extend into the classroom, where educational needs are changing based on individual learning requirements, geography, flexibility, and home structure, all of which have been exacerbated by remote/hybrid working environments.
Benefits of Online Schooling
To meet these challenges head-on, many parents are opting for online schooling to give their children a leg up in an increasingly competitive educational environment.
Virtual schools provide a range of benefits to students and families. For example, online schools offer more flexibility and increase students’ confidence by letting them take an active role in their education. This new way of learning can improve family dynamics and boost mental health.
The TVAH Difference
Texas Virtual Academy at Hallsville (TVAH) offers Texas families unparalleled support and a learning environment designed to nurture all students, no matter where they are in their educational journey. Serving grades 3-12, TVAH provides a safe and inclusive environment where all students can grow and achieve their goals.
Students enrolled at TVAH can take advantage of a wide range of best-in-class, unique benefits, including:
- Variety – TVAH offers asynchronous learning, Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses at the middle school level for HS credits, the option to take live high school classes, and Special Program services for students with special education needs or English as a second language (ESL).
- Alternative Education – TVAH supports at-risk students through our encouragement and support program, offers credit recovery for high school students, and helps students graduate with their peers.
- Career Readiness – TVAH allows high schoolers to enroll in up to two college courses per semester and offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses, internships, and apprenticeships with local partners.
- Socialization and Community – TVAH values social development and fosters socialization through online gaming, in-person outings, and clubs, creating a supportive and inclusive community for all.
A Path to Growth and Achievement
TVAH is more than an online school—it’s an educational platform that empowers students to reach their full potential. Despite today’s challenges and obstacles, TVAH offers young students a viable path to growth and achievement.
Mandy Walker Cuellar, M.Ed, is principal of the 9th Grade Academy at Texas Virtual Academy at Hallsville (TVAH).
Visit the school’s website for more information.