My child likes the independence of learning online from home, while at the same time enjoying the ease of interaction (both email and video conferencing) with teachers that Blyth Academy Online provides. My child enjoys the fact that work can be completed any time of day, on weekends and holidays if desired, allowing for great flexibility. Our child appreciates being able to speak to teachers directly, without judgement or any fear of connecting - they have all been open to receiving questions and reply respectfully and swiftly. Video conferencing during office hours is offered and encouraged. Our child's experience was so positive in Grade 10 (full course load) that we have engaged BAO again for the full Grade 11 year. During the COVID crisis and the uncertainty in the public system, we are confident in this choice knowing that the curriculum and delivery will be the same, our child is working safely at home and not sacrificing any academics in the process. When schools had to rush to online learning last March due to COVID, many peers noted the curriculum had to be reduced to accommodate this but with BAO this did not happen, so we did not feel any curriculum was sacrificed.