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Thu June 5, 2014
Education

The Best of Both Worlds: Homeschool and Cyber School

Betsy Sunder's six children stay home for school every day and accomplish their studies with the help of the Georgia Cyber Academy. 

2014 Georgia Cyber Academy Salutatorian Eddie Sunder with his parents.
Credit Betsy Sunder

The Sunder's oldest son, Eddie, recently graduated from high school as the Salutatorian of the Georgia Cyber Academy Class of 2014.  According to Betsy Sunder, the cyber academy offers the perfect blend of home school and public school.  Students interact with their teachers and classmates on a computer via the internet.  The cyber academy programming is overseen by public school systems and have minimal face to face requirements beyond applicable standardized testing.  Curriculum materials are provided free of charge to the families and multiple field trips provide important opportunities to interact with peers and learn through valuable regional resources.  Information on the Georgia Cyber Academy and Tennessee Virtual Academy is available at www.k12.com.