Some Bullied Students Turn To Online School

02/09/2017, KDRV

NORTH BEND, Ore. – Oregon Virtual Academy works with about 2,400 students across the state.

For many students, the model works well for students who travel so they can do their work online. But for some, online school is a safe haven.

“One of the reasons they were enrolling to virtual education because at their previous school they were bullied,” said Dr. Debbie Chrisop Interim Head of School.

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, nearly one out of every four students report being bullied during the school year.

In another study, about 92 percent of parents who attend a K12 partner school said their child felt safe and secure in virtual school.

“Students open up, they feel comfortable, they feel safe. We’ve seen significant progress in their growth and performance,” said Chrisop.

For more information on how to enroll, visit: http://orva.k12.com/

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