Efrain: One of the things that a lot of people try to do is adapt the philosophy to kind of think outside the box and people are still thinking in that way. Well, you know what? The box doesn't exist anymore. The challenges that we have as educators is accessibility.
Maribel: If we don't make the progress that we need, we can become stagnant where we are not showing the growth that we need, that we are not meeting the students' needs. We are not preparing them for life. If we continue to provide the same education for every student, we're providing them a disservice. Because we're not able to adapt to what the needs of the students are. Every student learns differently and we have to provide them a high quality education.
Efrain: The traditional still works for many students but we have learned that it doesn't work for all. There is a group of students that thrive in a virtual setting. Hence, the idea of us creating a virtual school.
Nereyda: Stride has the full package that you need in order for you to open a virtual academy. We are the first full district that is offering virtual academy with full staffing teachers. Our teachers are on campus, they have that tutoring. They have that face to face interaction with students.
Efrain: Stride is a valuable partner to us. They provided the platform management system, invaluable guidance that just lent itself as a perfect merge between us and them to be able to provide something innovative almost immediately for a group of students.
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