Embracing the Shift: How Online Schools Are Revolutionizing Education


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Embracing the Shift: How Online Schools Are Revolutionizing Education

By: Dr. Joseph Kashiwagi

In today’s fast-paced world, education is not confined to traditional brick-and-mortar classrooms anymore. The rise of online learning has opened up a world of possibilities, reshaping the landscape of education as we know it. The most important part of any education is the child. We have more needs than ever before in our world of technology. Each child needs to be understood and catered to in order to grow in the optimal way. As parents, it’s essential to understand how online schools are changing the game and why embracing this shift can benefit our children’s learning journey.

The Flexibility Factor

One of the most significant advantages of online schools is the flexibility they offer. Unlike traditional schooling, where students have to adhere to fixed schedules and locations, online learning allows for flexibility in both time and place. This flexibility is a game-changer for busy families, as it enables students to tailor their learning around other commitments, such as extracurricular activities or family vacations. Whether it’s early mornings, late nights, or weekends, online schools accommodate diverse schedules, ensuring that learning never takes a backseat. There are a lot more options for extracurricular activities for students. Leadership Society of Arizona has created different clubs and experiences that supplement students doing online school. We have a mentoring program that helps students identify what their passion is and getting experience to be ready for the workforce. This is just one option out of a lot more.

Personalized Learning Experience

Every child has unique learning needs and preferences. Online schools recognize this diversity and provide a personalized learning experience tailored to individual strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Through adaptive learning technologies and customizable curriculum options, students can progress at their own pace, delve deeper into subjects they’re passionate about, and receive targeted support in areas where they may need extra help. This personalized approach fosters a deeper understanding of concepts and promotes academic growth, empowering students to reach their full potential. Students don’t need to be good at every subject. When a student is in a classroom learning about something that they don’t want to, they don’t learn. Students can learn 10X faster when students learn about subjects that they are very interested in. Most of what a students learns in technical information will be forgotten but the executive functioning skills and basic skills needed to survive will hopefully be remembered.

Access to High-Quality Education

Geographical barriers often limit access to quality education, especially in rural or underserved communities. However, online schools break down these barriers by providing access to high-quality education regardless of location. Students can enroll in accredited online programs taught by experienced educators from around the world, gaining access to diverse perspectives and resources that may not be available locally. This democratization of education ensures that every child, regardless of their background or circumstances, has the opportunity to receive a first-rate education. Experts from all over the worlds are now available to teach our students. Why wouldn’t we want to utilize them in our education? It doesn’t make sense to learn from teachers and people that aren’t experts anymore. Experts can make things simpler and explain things in a way that is engaging for the younger generations that is impossible to replicate. Our young minds need to learn from the best in the world.

Cultivating Independence and Responsibility

Online learning requires a high degree of self-discipline, organization, and time management skills – qualities that are invaluable for success in both academics and life. By taking ownership of their learning journey, students in online schools develop a sense of independence and responsibility from an early age. They learn to set goals, manage their time effectively, and overcome challenges with resilience – essential skills that will serve them well beyond the classroom walls. Moreover, the flexibility of online learning empowers students to pursue their passions and explore areas of interest independently, fostering a lifelong love for learning. This independence is key to be successful in life not just school. A lot of what a student learns will not be useful but the executive functioning skills will be used the rest of their lives.

Enhanced Parental Involvement

Contrary to popular belief, online schooling doesn’t mean parents are left out of the equation. In fact, online schools often promote greater parental involvement in their children’s education. Parents have the opportunity to closely monitor their child’s progress, communicate regularly with teachers and administrators, and actively participate in their learning journey. Whether it’s reviewing lesson plans, tracking assignments, or providing additional support at home, parents play a crucial role in facilitating their child’s academic success in the online learning environment. It might be too much participation for some parents depending on the level of responsibility of their students. It takes a certain type of parent and student for the online platform to be beneficial. It is not for everyone so it must be carefully considered because the parent involvement might be a gamechanger for some parents.

Conclusion: Embracing the Future of Education

The rise of online learning represents a paradigm shift in education, offering unparalleled flexibility, personalization, and accessibility. By embracing this transformative trend, parents can provide their children with a dynamic and enriching educational experience tailored to their individual needs and aspirations. It is not for all parents! The majority of parents will not want to use this as an option due to the discussion points that we explained. It needs to be considered with both the input of parents and students. As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of education, let us embrace the future with optimism and open-mindedness, recognizing the immense potential of online schools to shape the next generation of lifelong learners you’re your research and weigh the pros and cons for each of your decisions. I hope that you can look at education in a different way and see that there are other ways of learning. Leadership Society of Arizona provides the essential skills that students don’t usually don’t learn at school. We hope that you take a look at our options and together, let’s embark on this journey of discovery, empowerment, and endless possibilities.


Arizona is leading the charge for educational choice. As one of the first states to open the door for innovative charter schools, Arizona offers a wide variety of schools to choose from. In the summer of 2023, Arizona passed a law that allows more state funding to be used for private schools as well as charter schools. Because of this change, Leadership Society of Arizona was able to support the grand opening of an innovative private school in August 2023. LeadAZ Private School has created a unique blended approach to homeschooling and in-person education. Students can set the pace of their education but they also get one-on-one access to a team of highly-qualified instructors. Every student creates their own customized education experience. To make this possible, LeadAZ maintains a ratio of only 4 to students to every 1 instructor.

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