What’s the difference between “Virtual” and “Online” classes?
While both use the internet to deliver content, our unique Pacific Charter Institute (PCI) Virtual Courses have a live and local teacher communicating with students in REAL time. Students also have the opportunity to see and talk with fellow classmates while the class is in session!
Students do have the opportunity to catch a recorded class if they miss it.
No need to find your shoes, class is where you are!
The Virtual Advantage
Flexibility – attend live classes online from any location.
Support – Taught by highly-qualified credentialed teacher AND free in-person tutoring available in multiple locations
Collaboration – students have the opportunity to work together and to get to know their peers in real-time
Current and Accredited – activities and problems meet current standards and pacing to ensure that students are adequately prepared for future courses and for standardized tests.
Transparent – Parents are included in all student communications and in some courses, given the opportunity to evaluate student daily work while weening students off of dependence on parent instruction. Classes are recorded so that students and parents may refer back to any lesson on their own time. Timelines, assignments, worksheets are given in advance so that families can plan their homework schedules.
Tools – Technology tools provided (laptop with camera & writing tablet input device–if needed, noise-canceling earbuds with microphone). Textbooks and other tools provided as well.
Time – Most classes meet 2 days per week for 90 minutes (virtual attendance required) and have 3-4 hours per week of homework (study/practice time). High school science classes also require wet lab attendance (see the schedule for location & time choices)