Ronnie: I have to be honest, I was hesitant about virtual school. Because I mean, I feel like kids needs to socialize more. But so we said, "We just have to try maybe for a year or for a few months, just to see until the virus maybe will slow down eventually, then we can go back to the traditional school."
I did not expect virtual school to be more advanced. But I can say now that it is really. She finishes her work within two, three hours, four hours max. That's when there's too much. Usually two, three hours, it's done.
Ilyannie: WAVA gives me more time to do what I love because I can work at my own pace. In my traditional school, we had just the . . . just the school spelling bee where I compete with my grade level. And I've been winning at my traditional school for two years. And then this is the first time that I joined virtually in WAVA and competed in the nationals, which has always been my dream.
At WAVA there are like other clubs like coding and baking. And because of that I just joined the coding club to learn more about the . . . what they offer, and I actually found a new hobby. I love coding now.
Ronnie: She has more growth with WAVA, more time with doing what she wants extra. And it's more advanced. And I can . . . it's safer environment of course. I can look after her. I can follow her progress all the time. That's important for me.
To learn more about Washington Virtual Academy, visit wava.k12.com.