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4 Online Learning Student Success Stories

At Method Schools, we see students learn and grow in an online learning community every day. However, most parents don’t have a chance to see how impactful the move to online learning can be before your child jumps into distance learning. That’s why we’ve put together a few recent stories of students who have benefited from the move to our online K-12 school.  Here are four student success stories to show you how online learning can help students reach their goals.
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Online charter school

The State of Academic Growth in Remote Learning Environments

The traditional brick-and-mortar learning model has been eroding for years. Now, the pandemic has completely upended traditional in-person education. As more learners and parents are exposed to remote learning than ever, it’s important to ask, “How is online learning impacting academic growth?”  We’re here to provide an answer. In this article, we examine the state of academic growth in remote learning and examine where education is headed.
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School Choice

Thanks to Supporters of School Choice Like You, California AB 1316 is Dead

As noted earlier, California Assembly Bill 1316 (AB 1316) would have had a tremendously negative impact on charter school students in our state, including our own Method students and families. But thanks to thousands of California families and organizations who believe parents should have a say in where their child attends school, AB 1316 is dead. 
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Online charter school

Are Public Education Monopolies Strangling Online Charter Schools?

School choice is suffering in California, and a district public school monopoly could be the culprit. Whether parents realize it or not, public school monopolies threaten educational quality, K-12 costs, and school choice. Worse yet, they snuff out the learning options that are available to your child.  In this article, we examine whether there’s a monopoly stifling online charter schools and where California public education is headed.
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customer-centric schools

How Online Tech Support Works at Method Schools

One of the biggest questions you might have when considering an online school for your child is what happens if they need technical support? With thousands of students at Method, it happens a lot. In fact, over the past year we've had 694 help tickets supported by students and parents. That's a lot of tickets to sift through, and the last thing we want is for our students to feel like we aren't there for them, or that we're holding them back or slowing them down. So, we've connected our own Method-built SmartFox software to other productivity software platforms HubSpot and Trello to automate and speed up the tech support process. Here's how it works:
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California legislature

Public Education is an Industry Ripe for Reform - Especially in California

Just because the school districts have been here longer and have grasped on to a consistent model for more than a century doesn’t mean it is the only way to deliver education to students. New needs have emerged and thus new models. In light of the newly-proposed California Assembly Bill 1316, we as charter schools appear to collectively share a compulsion to share our views and offer insight into the destruction it will cause. As a direct response to the criminal actions of a small group of individuals within a singular organization, this bill primarily targets non-classroom based charter schools that have provided a succinct model for decades to students and their families in need of a less traditional and more personalized and flexible delivery for their education.
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Summer School

Short-term Enrollment at Method Schools

Method is a full-time virtual charter school, with a focus on independent study that's rigorous, personal, flexible, and accredited. We believe in personal attention for each student, small class sizes, and constantly seeking out new and better ways to teach students and prepare them for an uncertain (but exciting) future. Our mission is to aggressively advance K-12 education in California, and our personal approach to learning works. Our teachers know every student they serve, and they deliver curriculum and instruction effectively and uniquely to their students with this in mind.
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School Choice

Statement on California Assembly Bill 1316

California Assembly Bill 1316 (AB 1316) will have a tremendously negative impact on charter school students in our state, including our own Method students and families. In recent years, various bills have been introduced and passed that have severely impacted and limited our ability to serve students. AB 1316 is undoubtedly the biggest attack on charter schools - and school choice for families - since the inception of charter schools through the Charter Schools Act of 1992. Assembly Bill 1316 further entrenches the "education based on zip code, not by choice" mentality in California. It also perpetuates harmful myths about charter schools - and particularly non-classroom based schools.
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charter school funding

The Go-To Guide to Understanding How Charter School Financing Works

Because of the competitive nature of funding, there is controversy and confusion swirling around charter school financing. 
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Charter Schools

5 Differences Between Charter and Public Schools

Parents deserve to know every detail about their child’s education. Unfortunately, when it comes to understanding the differences between charter schools and traditional public schools, most parents slam into a wall of confusion. 
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