(4/23/19) 11-year-old Ben Vaussine is learning through a webcam, conversing with a microphone, asking questions in the class’ group chat and emailing his homework to teachers.
It’s the Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy.
Ben’s been enrolled since January and mom, Amanda says so far, it’s a good option.
Ben has Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation disorder, making focusing in a regular classroom setting pretty hard for him.
As for his socialization, his mom says it’s a bit of a concern.
But he does go to a “Blended Site” two days a week with other kids in the same program.
As of now, Amanda plans to keep Ben in online school through high school.
The Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy is free through the public school system.