Online School for Military Families

Military Homeschooling

San Diego Virtual School helps the children of military families by providing a flexible online schooling option that accommodates the demands of military life. Our free online charter school provides a collaborative learning environment for military students to receive their education from home. San Diego Virtual School is an online high school for military families, providing educational resources to military families to help maintain consistency and promote their children’s academic and personal growth. With our military-friendly online schools, students are able to attend one school and to receive a comprehensive education through our accredited and flexible free online public school.

Online High School for Students with Military Parents

San Diego Virtual School delivers the best online high school for military families when obstacles prevent them from attending a traditional school environment. We offer a free public charter school to military families stationed in San Diego and many nearby military bases, like Camp Pendleton, Miramar Air Facility, Naval Base Coronado, and Point Loma. With our flexible and individualized approach to education, students work at their own pace and around their own schedules so their educational experience is no longer interrupted from the result of relocations. Through our individualized programs, students are equipped with the knowledge and academic skills they need to peruse college or enter the workforce with confidence. 

Research in recent years has shown that virtual homeschool programs are extremely effective, and their students typically score higher on standardized tests, have higher GPAs, and maintain a better high school retention rate than those who attend traditional in-person public schools. Additionally, these students tend to have better social, emotional, and psychological skills as a result of the leadership and self-esteem that is built from an online program.

Children who participate in this type of program move on to excel in college at rates equal to their peers. This can be attributed to the self-paced learning that lets students learn as they do, rather than trying to match their own pace to that of an entire class. The learning experience is also personalized by teachers who help meet your child right where they are. Your child will also benefit from the increased exposure to technology, which can help prepare them for the workforce by developing technological savvy early on in their lives.

Online courses require preparation and hard work like any schooling experience, as well as a certain level of discipline. This model is often a good fit for homeschooling military families with a sense of time management and the importance of being proactive. Many military kids’ schooling needs to accommodate the changing and sometimes unpredictable lifestyle of a military family. Virtual schooling offers the same flexibility and personalization for a student, with the existing infrastructure of an accredited public school to make the process seamless for parents and students alike.  

Why Is Online School Great for Military Families?

San Diego Virtual School delivers the personalized and collaborative approach to learning that military children need to achieve personal and academic goals. Our online courses are customized to meet a child’s individual learning needs, as well as the needs of homeschooling military families. Our virtual classrooms use interactive technology to allow students to work at their own pace while benefiting from our accredited program. Our comprehensive curriculum is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges to allow students to earn their high school diploma. 

Students benefit from one-on-one support from California-credentialed teachers. Students work closely with teachers via phone, e-mail, and instant messenger, which allows students to have access to educational support whenever they need it. In addition to access to teachers, students are also able to contact advisors and peers in the same program, so while they are responsible for their work, they have a large network of resources and assistance to leverage.

Because the program is entirely online, it can be a great fit for students who want to accelerate their learning or may need additional help completing their schooling. When searching for the best type of schooling for your child, virtual school provides a public program that can be tailored to your child’s academic needs. Children who work better in small groups or quiet areas will enjoy the ability to access schooling from their bedroom, a library, or any location they choose.

At San Diego Virtual School, we believe that students learn most effectively when they have control over their environment. This is the same reason many choose an online high school for military families, because of the benefit of on-demand teachers and existing curriculums. 

How Can Students in Military Families Benefit from Online High School Courses?

While students attend school virtually, they benefit from a full school experience. Through the collaborative online learning institute, students complete their courses while they work towards personal and academic growth through responsibility and personal accountability. Our curriculums are based on the guidelines of California, requiring core courses like English, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students also need to meet all additional requirements in areas such as physical education, foreign language, visual and performing arts, as well as a number of electives they can choose from to engage their own interests.

In addition to engaging and enriching activities related to the curriculum, online homeschooling for military families also offers activities that extend beyond the classroom. Where possible, we provide a wide range of field trips and school outings to provide students with the full school experience. In addition, students will have a real high school graduation ceremony upon completing high school with our online program.

San Diego Virtual School believes in providing an enriching and caring community through our military-friendly online schools. With constant support from qualified and caring teachers, we provide the best online schools for military children to reach their full potential.

Enroll at San Diego Virtual Schools Today!

If you are a military family with high school-age children, the San Diego Virtual School offers programs that will fit your family’s unique needs and lifestyle. To enroll as a full-time student, you can speak with an advisor on our staff and they will help you to fill out the enrollment forms available online. Once your child is a student, they will be assigned a teacher who speaks with them daily and helps them establish a plan that works for them. Students have access to one-on-one time with a teacher, allowing them to develop independence and personal responsibility for their own academic success.

Students enrolled in our online high school for military families will complete a core curriculum, as well as course options they would at a traditional high school like foreign language classes, electives, and health education. Once all requirements are completed, students receive a diploma and have access to free college and career counseling.

San Diego Virtual School is a free public charter school, meaning that unlike many virtual programs and military homeschool programs, the education is free. The funding for our program comes from the same sources that traditional students enrolled in a public charter school would benefit from.

Contact one of our advisors today to discuss enrolling your child in our online schooling, designed particularly for your family’s circumstances and needs.


“Military Children’s Education” National Military Family Association