Freshman Conner Nelms gives us an inside look on what virtual school really looks like.

  “An advantage to virtual is having the ability to ‘bust out’ all of your work in a couple hours.”

  Even from home, each morning, Nelms wakes up at around 7:15 to get ready for the “school day” ahead of him.

  Nelms says that he follows a loose schedule that morphs to fit his needs during the day. Since he has control over his day, Nelms can get his schoolwork done in three to four hours everyday.

  When Nelms starts his schoolwork at 8 a.m., he goes from English, spanish to science, and finishes it off with his Algebra 2 work.

  Nelms usually completes all of his schoolwork by 1 p.m., but not without lunch.

  “I usually stop for snacks/lunch between switching which class I am working on,” Nelms said.

  After his work is done, and he has had a bite to eat, he double checks everything over to make sure that he’s not missing anything.

  After he is done with all of his schoolwork, he has the rest of the day to himself.

  With that free time, Nelms “plays Xbox and soccer, and does chores” while at home.

  While he has his schoolwork to take care of, he also has a little sister to keep an eye on.    

Since Nelms is an all virtual student, he doesn’t get much face to face contact with his teachers or classmates, and especially his friends.

  “I miss my friends, especially hanging out at lunch,” Nelms said.

  Under current circumstances, Nelms feels like the virtual model was the best method for him to acquire his education.   

  Regardless of the fact that Nelms has chosen the virtual model, he misses some of the perks of being in school.

  “Virtual is so different, you can’t really compare them, but if I had to pick, I would definitely go with in-person school, just because you get to see your friends,” Nelms said.