Online school can basically be described as receiving materials from a curriculum provider which is managed via an online platform. In most instances you will require a tutor in the higher grades. You need to be able to work well independently and have good time-management skills.
Virtual school will mostly have teachers running virtual classes of students. The environment is completely virtual with all teachers and students being in the virtual space.
LEA Virtual School is a real school with real teachers and learners. We have invested into world-class technology to leverage the physical learning environment into the virtual space.
We believe that teachers moving and interacting within a physical classroom with all the facilities and interacting with learners is the most conducive environment for the learning process.
Our virtual learners can experience the classroom environment, hear questions and answers, observe experiments and add feedback, comments and ask questions.
There are good curriculum providers out there that have been in the education sector for many years. The important thing is to understand your child and what environment will work best for him or her. Someone who works diligently, is very independent and doesn’t need much monitoring and has an external social group can do well with just online schooling.
In the FET phase though they will very likely need tutor assistance for certain subjects such as Math, Physics and languages.
We are an Independent School registered with the Western Cape Education Department. Because of this we only employ educators who are not only sufficiently qualified in their respective fields but are also registered with the South African Council for Educators (SACE).
This ensures their teaching qualification is verified and they are safe to work with children and be employed by schools in South Africa.
This would depending on your child’s background and whether he/she has any learning barriers, as well as their academic history.
Provided they have progressed adequately within a registered school or correctly structured home-school environment they should not need any tutoring.
We have subject experts in all the necessary areas including Mathematics, Physical Science, English, Afrikaans, History etc. Our learners would have access to the necessary educators within a normal class environment. Tutoring may be required if they are very behind the required level.
A friendly team of admin and academic staff who are passionate about what they do.
We have your child’s best interests at heart. We are very conscious of the environment in which our learners are subjected to and monitor interactions carefully. Bullying is not tolerated and if picked up is attended to swiftly.
Should you join LEA you will be welcomed into our school either in the physical or virtual classroom.