Letter: Support school choice

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Originally published in The Record-Courier – February 10, 2019

I believe that every child deserves the right to learn in a safe environment. When my son Christopher was a victim of bullying, I decided to remove him from brick-and-mortar school. Fortunately, I found Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) and we haven’t looked back since.

At the online school, Christopher’s teachers encourage him to reach his full potential. Now, he’s in a setting where he’s comfortable and able to focus on his school work without being judged by his peers. OHVA has helped Christopher gain confidence and independence as he follows a path toward a successful future.

It’s been truly amazing to see just how much of a positive impact the online classroom has had on Christopher. Now, my son wakes up every day with a smile on his face, ready to tackle his classes. This positive outlook wouldn’t be possible without the opportunities online school has provided him. That’s why I urge Ohio to protect school choice so that all students can find the learning environment that works best for them.

Angela Calo

Streetsboro

 

To learn more about Ohio Virtual Academy, visit https://ohva.k12.com/

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