When did “good enough” become O.K. for your child’s education? When we’re talking about a child’s education and their future, shouldn’t we want to offer them the best they possibly could have, should have? When we think about the education system today, is it really of the excellence that it should be, considering the millions of dollars spent, or is it just good enough in preparing our children with what they need? Are they learning in a way that they can apply it to what they will need for their future or just regurgitating information?
Remember… Good enough is never enough!
A good education helps us learn how to learn and can be applied to the real world. It can help solve problems. It provides the student with the ability to think critically, to properly communicate, and empathize with the world around them. As well, education should allow for collaboration, teamwork, and the ability to understand that no matter who you are or where you come from, you have the right to achieve whatever you set your mind to. Now let me ask, do you think this is the education your child is receiving today?
When most companies hiring at this moment are saying that their new recruits lack the basic skills necessary to function at basic level positions, that tells me there is a serious problem. So, when we’re talking about education and what education should be, we need to ask ourselves what should the outcome be once a child graduates? What do I want that to be for my own child or grandchildren?
OUR GOAL is to be recognized globally as the top virtual learning academy in the secondary school space (7-12) for effectively preparing its students with the skills necessary to get employment in their area of specialization, start their own business or go on to higher education, upon graduation.
This year we will begin collaborating with Team Caveo. Team Caveo is dedicated to making careers in Information Technology available to all regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic status. Their goal is to create centers of excellence around the world; developing and offering pools of highly skilled talent to serve the IT needs of the international business community. As one of our specialization areas, we are creating greater opportunities for our students upon graduation!
The foundation of our high school program is entrepreneurship. Don’t let this fool you into thinking all of our students will work in the world of business, on the contrary. Entrepreneur has become such a “buzz” word recently that people often misunderstand what an entrepreneur is. The most important point for youth to understand is that a foundation in entrepreneurship as part of an education program teaches essential skills such as creativity, innovation, problem solving, collaboration and team work, critical thinking, negotiation, presenting and public speaking, and so much more. It also helps us learn about the world in different ways to formulate proactive instead of reactive responses. By having these skills, anyone can adapt in most jobs and most situations.