Escambia Virtual Academy Franchise Reviews
My sons middle school curriculum was academically equivalent to my private school education. The teachers were attentive to his needs and were available to answer questions if needed. There are many activities that promote social interaction. He went from making c’s and d’s, to making straight a’s. He decided he wanted to attend brick and mortar for his high school career, and continued to take his math classes through flvs. My son started college this year as an education/math major and so far he is academically prepared for his degree. We recommend virtual classes.
Escambia Virtual Academy is great for students who are achieving goals that require their time. With online courses, the student can choose when and where to do their work. This allows the student to manage their time and not waste it. In many public schools, students waste a large portion of their time. However, Escambia Virtual Academy is only for the disciplined. The student must manage their time wisely. Furthermore, there is little opportunity of extracurricular activities through the school, or socializing. It is best if the student can get these from other sources.
I really just love all of Escambia Virtual Academy. Amazing teachers, amazing program, really good information as well! Would definitely recommend it to anyone.
The teachers, in general, are great. But, like any school, there are those annoying or exasperating few that you like to complain about to your friends. They aren't the majority though, thankfully. The curriculum, I imagine, is just as difficult as that of public school, if not more so. I think the assignments have a lot more depth and requirements than what I did in public school. It is most likely in an effort to make sure that students are having to make the same efforts as those who have to attend pubic school. There is also a lot of access to Honors, AP, and Dual Enrollment courses. I spent the last two years of my high school experience (today is the last day of school), enrolled in a local college as well as EVA. I racked up a ton of college credits that way, as well as completing Honors EVA courses. They are more difficult, but worth it if you consider the value they add to your transcripts. I felt challenged and satisfied by these courses. The workload could be overwhelming at times, as EVA students are responsible for staying on pace and finishing on time by the semester deadline. However, it is not impossible and I, along with many other kids, have been able to finish on time every year.
For a totally online forum, the extracurricular options are amazing! Spanish club, STEM club, Technology, Creative Writing Club, Literary Magazine, Student Newspaper, Yearbook, Book Club, Teen Driving Club - they have it all! EVA is a county branch of the Florida Virtual School franchise, and therefore have access to almost all of the clubs FLVS offers. Some of the clubs, like the Literary Magazine, require active contributions from their members to run. As Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, I've worked with students all over the state to publish the Spring and Fall editions every year. We edit writing material, and create layouts for the selected materials in the magazine. Other clubs, like the Creative Writing Club or the Book Club, don't really require anything other than meeting participation from their members, as they discuss their writing or the books that they're covering. It really depends on the student, but I find the clubs that require more work from their members the most fun, because it makes you feel like a valued and involved member of your school, even if it is online. The club advisors are amazing as well, and, without them, the club experience just wouldn't be the same. Our magazine's advisor has been my favorite teacher all throughout high school, even though I've never actually been in any of her classes. Amazing quality all around for a virtual school.
In general, EVA teachers are helpful, prompt, and friendly towards students. In some cases, they can be hard to get in touch with or unresponsive when grading work, but not horribly so. For the most part, they are good teachers that will help you out if you need it. Their biggest concern is that you stay on pace, and they are usually pretty good at reminding students of that.
I really only was in it for the free college. I never took any classes from EVA.
Because of the school's guidance, I was able to dual-enroll at a local college for free.
The teachers work very hard to ensure each student passes.
I love the teaching styles of most of my teachers! They are all very kind and involved with the students.
We don't have clubs as much as we have just extracurricular classes that the students can interact with each other in.
Administration is great and teachers are polite.
This school is great, but there are many flaws.