We started our online school for K-8 in the August of 2020 with 200 scholars, and it has been a tremendous learning experience. My favorite part of being the Online Director is the conversations I have with parents, teachers, and students to help scholars be successful in a different learning environment. I genuinely care about every one of our online scholars, and I take a personal interest in their success.
As the scholar’s “guide on the side,” I have enjoyed helping families learn the technology needed to be successful with online learning. Whether it’s a phone call or a google meet, working with families to make online learning a more smooth experience is my great pleasure. I pride myself on returning emails promptly and thoroughly to ensure that parents and scholars have their questions answered.
I understand that the Coronavirus pandemic has left several families experiencing hardship. I have spent a lot of time talking with parents and guardians about ways their scholars can be productive and successful with their education.
It is imperative our Path to Potential families receive the necessary compassion and support during these difficult times. Having a connection with all of our online families and making sure scholars truly feel a part of a community is part of creating a thriving online learning environment.
Path to Potential is a unique online school because we genuinely care about our scholars’ social and emotional needs. For this reason, we encourage our scholars to build connections with their peers, whether it is through after-school clubs on campus, sports, or other extracurricular activities. It has been a great joy to see many Path to Potential online scholars come onto the Grande Innovation Academy campus to participate in sports. Feeling connected to the school and interacting face to face with other scholars is a large part of how to succeed with online learning.
I appreciate you choosing Path to Potential as your academic path for your scholar. I look forward to an outstanding academic year and talking to all our families, and helping in any way I can.