This is an online academy so going to school means logging onto a home computer. This suits the learning style of our child, and allows for adequate time to process concepts, do research, complete assignments and interact with teachers in a positive way. Quality of life for our child has greatly improved with this model, compared to a regular public high school. If a student is looking for more than academics, BAO would not be the best choice only because it is online and students begin and end the course at their own pace so there is no group work outside of posting on and commenting on discussion boards. However, this is something our child likes about this school. Not all students thrive or need group work, many do not desire it at all. I am sure that if our child wished to connect with a student in a course at BAO they would be able to do so in a safe way, but it is not required or necessary in order to do well at BAO.