Nereyda: We went through the planning process and decided, if we build our own curriculum, there's no way that we're gonna be ready for the fall. So we started looking at who can we partner with that is already an expert that is already doing this successfully, and it'll be easy to just integrate and rollout the school in the fall. So the answer was Stride. There were the ones that have the experience, they've done this before with other virtual schools. So there were the right answer for us. Stride has been on board from the get-go, their support services, they're a phone call away. They want us to be successful. And I think that is what has registered more that it's not about, you're just another client, it's about, let's build something together and let's be the first one because in Texas, we are the first full district that is offering virtual academy with full staff and teachers. Most of the virtual academies, they get staffed with virtual teachers. They're not in a city. Our teachers are on campus and they meet with their students asynchronously and synchronously. So they have that tutoring, they have that face to face interaction with students. So we have open house. We have anything with where the regular school would have, yet we give them the flexibility to learn from them. And Stride was there to get us to that point. If it wasn't for Stride, I don't think that we would have been able to open our virtual academy this year.
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